Catching A Grand Slams After A Severe Cold Front


What’s the best way to catch Inshore Grand Slams after a cold front?

We’re in the thick of fall now with winter around the corner!

Is there ONE lure that can reel in inshore slams and do it all after a cold front comes through?

Learn more below!!

Inshore Grand Slams After A Cold Front [VIDEO]

Sign up for FREE to receive the latest saltwater fishing videos, tutorials, product reviews, and fishing product discounts!

➡Join the Insider Club and get the Smart Fishing Spots App for FREE

Gear Used On This Trip

Creek Fishing (3 ft to 5 ft depths):

Flats Fishing (1 ft to 3 ft depths):

Spot selection and having the right type of gear will directly help you catch more fish this fall.

Due to the recent cold snap, Justin and I started fishing in a wind-protected creek.

We slowly bounced some lures into the deeper pockets below and worked lures along mangrove lines.

Not much was going on until I hooked into a small snook.

After that fish was released, I started working the Power Prawn USA Junior in the Gold Digger color right along the mangroves.

Shortly after, I got the first trout of the day followed by a smaller redfish to complete the inshore slam!

We kept bouncing the Power Prawn USA Junior shrimp lure along the bottom near mangroves in about 3-4 feet of water.

Later in the day, we began to fish an area we had seen lots of birds diving on schools of bait.

As we moved down the shoreline, we could see dozens of tarpon rolling on the surface.

My objective then was to cast wherever I saw a tarpon boil which in many cases can trigger a strike.

The straight glide retrieve with the Power Prawn USA Junior has been irresistible to these tarpon lately.

Equipment Analysis

The Power Prawn USA Junior in the Gold Digger color is a must-have lure for fishing in the colder months.

As baitfish get moved out of backwater estuaries, crustaceans become the primary source of food for inshore fish.

I was also using the Cashion Element Series fishing rod that is yet to hit the market.

As far as the reel goes, I had the Daiwa Legalis paired up to this rod.

The Legalis is a $69 reel that packs a punch and handles all types of inshore fish.

I put 10lb braid on this reel and tipped it with a 20lb Ande Monofilament leader.

Light tackle set-ups like this are perfect for fishing in the colder months.

The fish are lethargic and a lightweight outfit with strength and quality is exactly what you need!


best lure to catch inshore grand slams after a cold front

The tarpon consistently strike the Power Prawn USA Junior in the Gold Digger color on a simple, straight retrieve.

As temperatures fall, make sure you’re up to date with current trends and geared up and ready.

Head over and grab a pack of the Power Prawn USA Junior lures in time for fall and winter!

Do you have any questions about the #1 lure to catch inshore grand slams after a cold front?

Let me know what you think down in the comments section!!

If you know someone who wants to learn more about the secret bait to catch BIG redfish and trout, please TAG or SHARE this with them!

Oh, and if you Join the Insider Club TODAY,  Smart Fishing Spots is absolutely FREE! Click here to join us in the Insider Club!

Related Articles:

Related categories:

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
J.D. Hay
1 year ago

Awesome report Luke! And man, that tarpon was feisty!!! Congrats on the grand slam after a cold front, great job! I’m going back to Oak Island, NC in January so I’ll be picking up some PP Jr Gold Diggers for sure!!! Thanks for all y’all do!

Luke Simonds
1 year ago
Reply to  J.D. Hay

Thanks JD! I hope you like those PP USA Jr Gold Diggers as much as I do.

Edward Dietrich
1 year ago

Great post,Tks

Luke Simonds
1 year ago

Thanks Edward!

Pat Ogletree
1 year ago

That was a great day!

Luke Simonds
1 year ago
Reply to  Pat Ogletree

Sure would be nice if all species always cooperated… but I guess that would take the added fun out of it when it all comes together.

Mark Johnson
1 year ago

Nice video, Luke! Looks like a lot of fun!

Luke Simonds
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Johnson

Thanks Mark!

Todd FIx
1 year ago

Nice! Love the Gold Digger color works great in the cloudy water where I’m at.

Luke Simonds
1 year ago
Reply to  Todd FIx

Thanks for posting the nice comment Todd!

Bobby Colding
1 year ago

Great video lotta good information thanks

Luke Simonds
1 year ago
Reply to  Bobby Colding

Thanks Bobby!

Tom Annunziata
1 year ago

Been having the most amazing luck with these lures w a weighted hook. Thanks

Luke Simonds
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Annunziata

Glad to see that you’re enjoying these lures too.

Robert Kuralowicz
1 year ago

Great catch. Says a lot about the Legalis 2500 when you pair it with a good rod.

Luke Simonds
1 year ago

I have really been impressed with that reel… I even find myself using it with my $300+ rods.

1 year ago

Awesome video thank you so much for sharing

Luke Simonds
1 year ago

Thanks for making time to post the nice comment Gary!

James Healey
1 year ago

Helpful video. What was the water temperature and tide action?

Luke Simonds
1 year ago
Reply to  James Healey

Thanks James! I don’t ever check the temp gauge anymore… I just target zones that are likely going to be a fraction of a degree warmer than everywhere else in that area, and that wind protected cove with mud bottom was the obvious choice.

The tide was falling from a very high tide when we were fishing.

James Healey
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Thanks for the info Luke.


Do what the “SMART ANGLERS” are doing and join the Insider Club.

Here’s what you’ll receive today when you join:

Other Fishing Tips You May Like :

Is Your Line Causing You To Miss Fish? (Thin vs. Thick Diameter Line)

Here's a big mistake many anglers make: using line that's too thick. Thin diameter braid is strong enough to catch most inshore fish, while...
See Full post

Memories That Matter: It’s About More Than Just Fishing (Ryan Barnett)

Fishing is about catching fish. But it's more than that. It's about bringing friends and family together to make lifelong memories...
See Full post

How To Find More Inshore Fishing Spots Anywhere In Florida

Want to know the tricks to finding the best inshore fishing spots anywhere in the state of Florida (or anywhere for that matter)? Then watch this webinar.
See Full post
1 comment
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

Get Instant Access To “The Inshore Fishing Manifesto” PDF Now

You’ll automatically be emailed a private link to download your PDF, plus you’ll be added to the Salt Strong Newsletter.
(Please double-check your email below to ensure delivery.)