Triple Your Trout Strikes With This Crazy Lure Trick!


Everyone knows that you’re supposed to “match the hatch”…

But not everyone actually puts it into action and matches the hatch.

I’ll be honest, I used to replace my Slam Shady paddletail lure anytime the tail got ripped off (or annihilated by a pufferfish), but this past fishing trip has made me rethink everything I knew about fishing with lures…

Check out this video to see how Luke put this rule into action (and how it paid off very quickly).


Triple Trout Strikes With This Lure Trick [VIDEO]

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Who knew “match the hatch” actually meant match the hatch!

Even though fishing these lures with the paddletail intact is usually very effective, if the predator fish are feeding on tiny baitfish it can be even more effective to fish them with the tail ripped off.

Doing this is just like fishing with a small jerk shad— the darting motion combined with a lure that’s the same size as the fish they’re feeding on makes trout unable to resist it.

Have any questions about this trick?

Are you going to try it next time the baitfish are tiny where you’re fishing?

Let me know in the comments below!

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Francisco Medina
2 years ago

How can you tell / Find out the size of the bait fish they are hitting / eating ?

Richard Hall
3 years ago

Hey guys could you please date these vedios so we can tell what season your fishing in. Luke said “winter” on a tape and it is now “spring”…so does the same methods stay the same or change? Thanks…tight lines!

Luke Simonds
3 years ago
Reply to  Richard Hall

This trip was on March 11th, and the details on this trip was sent out to all Insider Club members on March 13th as part of the weekly Smart Fishing Game Plan lesson.

It was featured in the game plan details for catching max quantities (along with some cool underwater strike footage that we captured later that day)… starts at the 1-minute mark:

Note: The best methods for catching inshore slams will change frequently based on the weather patterns. And every year is a bit different, so the most valuable information is real-time (way more valuable than year-over-year).

That’s why the weekly Game Plan lessons we send out every Friday to Insiders are extremely valuable. Here’s a link to see the latest ones at any time:

Delbert Young
3 years ago

Neat tip. I’ve always thrown a soft plastic away after a puffer bit the tail off. I thought it was over. I’ll have to give this a try.

Frederick Covan
3 years ago

Several months ago I applied for one of your offers of “free lurs”. I was also charged for membership. That was OK but I have never received the lurs.

Robert Horne
3 years ago

Is the Slam Shady scented, or do you add a scent to it, like Procure for example. Thanks.

3 years ago

Looks like my paddle tale in puffer territory

Rick Blanton
3 years ago

What’s the colors you use the most?

Luke Simonds
3 years ago
Reply to  Rick Blanton

I have only been using the Slam Shady colored paddletails since July, and they have been producing the whole time… my new favorite color by far for paddletails.

James C Blackburn
3 years ago

will try this out tomorrow mourning. Saturday. let you know. I appreciate the suggestion.

Luke Simonds
3 years ago

Best of luck to you out on the water! Look forward to seeing your report.

Adam Austin
3 years ago

I fish my paddle tail real slow. I don’t usually swim them, you get less strikes. I do the double twitch pause, and let it sink. I slay trout doing this. I usually only swim a paddle tail when going over oyster beds in real shallow water.

Luke Simonds
3 years ago
Reply to  Adam Austin

Yes, the double-twitch jigging motion will almost always outperform a straight retrieve (especially for trout).

Colin Campbell
3 years ago

I am having problems keeping the Slam Shady up on the head of the jig. I even tried sharpening the barbs. Any suggestions?

Adam Austin
3 years ago
Reply to  Colin Campbell

Are you using zman trout eye jig heads? They’re far better than normal jigs.

3 years ago
Reply to  Colin Campbell

Super glue

Luke Simonds
3 years ago
Reply to  Colin Campbell

What jig heads are you using?


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