Live Bait vs. Slam Shady: Flats Fishing Case Study
What do you think would catch more fish?
Natural, smelly pinfish…
Or the Slam Shady?
We recently filmed this on-the-water podcast on how to easily catch fish during bad conditions, and we learned a really important lesson:
Always have lures ready for action even when planning to fish live and/or cut bait.
I was using the Slam Shady while Luke was using pinfish he had just cast netted right next to me.
Our goal was to catch a ton of fish in a short time and one bait definitely reached that goal, while the other failed terribly.
Check out this video to see which bait caught more trout (while the other caught lizardfish and catfish).
You’ll also learn:
- How and where to catch a ton of fish in a short amount of time (even if conditions are bad for fishing)
- The summertime fishing trends you need to know
- How to avoid catching catfish
- And much more
You can watch the video version of this podcast below (which I definitely recommend since there was a lot of fish catching footage), listen to the audio version by clicking the play button underneath it, or listen to it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.
Live Bait vs. Slam Shady [VIDEO]
Live Bait vs. Slam Shady [PODCAST]
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- HOW TO CATCH SPECKLED TROUT IN THE SUMMER (BEST SPOTS, LURES, & MORE)
- 2 TIPS FOR CATCHING KEEPER-SIZE INSHORE MANGROVE SNAPPER
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Gator Trout Eats Small Trout! [VIDEO]
This was nuts!
As I was reeling in a small trout, a gator trout came up and inhaled it!
I didn’t hook him and he let go once he realized what was wrong, but it was still awesome.
How To Quickly Catch A Lot Of Fish
Here’s how to catch a lot of fish in the summertime:
Anchor up on the edge of a grass flat where there’s current flowing through.
Cast a paddletail (the Slam Shady is proven to work in these situations) up current, and retrieve it down with the current through potholes and near the edge of the flat.
You’ll notice that as Luke was getting the chum block ready, cast netting bait, and cutting bait up to cast it out, I had already caught several nice trout before he even wet a line.
Then, when he did finally hook up, he caught lizardfish and catfish!
So throwing paddletails along the edge of a grass flat is a fun way to get a lot of action and avoid catfish.
Always Have A Plan B
The original plan for this trip was to set up the chum slick, cast net bait, and then cast the bait out to see what we could catch.
I did some fan casting while Luke was setting everything up and since I was catching some nice trout, I just decided to keep doing it!
As you can see from this video, our original plan didn’t work out very well, so always have a Plan B.
Of course, a pack of Slam Shadys and a pack of jig heads don’t take up much room, so it’s easy to always have them on hand.
If you want to catch lots of fish fast, anchor up on the edge of a grass flat and toss out a paddletail.
Sure, live bait might work, too, but in the time it takes you to chum it up, cast net it, and rig it, you could already have several trout in the boat.
Plus, with live or cut bait you’re much more likely to catch slimy catfish.
You can get the Slam Shady 2.0 here.
Have any questions about catching a lot of fish with artificial lures?
Let us know down in the comments!
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