Finding Feeding Fish: #1 Most Helpful Tip For Inshore Saltwater Anglers

What is the most helpful tip for inshore saltwater anglers looking to find and catch more fish?

Stick around until the end of the video to find out!!

Most Helpful Tip For Inshore Saltwater Anglers [VIDEO]

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Setup Used:

The first fish I hooked into in this video was powerful and I knew it was a solid fish right away.

Take note of where I move the rod as the fish comes closer to the kayak.

I lifted the rod butt straight up in the air and pointed the tip down toward the water to avoid any compromises in the rod blank.

This is very important to prevent the fish from breaking your rod.

Later on, I came across a tiny chokepoint in the grass line and saw a redfish chasing down bait.

I tossed a lure right in its path and it couldn’t resist!

These Mississippi Marsh Redfish fight just as hard as those fish over in Louisiana!!

Also, this was my first trip out with the Salt Strong Slot Machine – this is a custom 7’6 rod we’ve been working on for quite some time and it is now available in our shop.

I’ve fished with a ton of different rods over the years and the Slot Machine has quickly risen to one of my favorites if not #1.

Another good tip when releasing any fish, especially redfish, is to rock them side to side and not back and forth.

That is unnatural for the fish.

Running water through its gills and waiting until the fish tells you it is ready to swim off is safest.

Tackle & Gear

For most of this trip, I was looking for feeding activity on the surface and making casts in front of fish.

But you need to be on point with your casting for this type of approach.

The primary lure I was fishing with was the F.R.E.D. 2.0 Paddletail rigged on a 3/0 Hoss Helix Hook weighing 1/8 oz.

This was tied on with 20lb Ande Monofilament leader connected to the mainline using an FG Knot.

I’ve been fishing with Daiwa J-Braid x8 Grand 10lb test lately.

As I mentioned earlier, I had all this tied onto the Slot Machine.

So far, I am thoroughly impressed with this rod’s on-the-water performance.

The reel I paired this up with is the Daiwa BG MQ 2500.

Most Helpful Tip For Inshore Saltwater Anglers

Whenever I put out a video like this, the most common question I get asked is, “What did you catch those fish on?”

While the gear and lure selection is an important factor, but anglers often overlook THIS very important detail.

That is being able to find the feeding fish!

I am a traveling fishing coach so I often bounce around from state to state across the southeastern United States fishing in new areas.

In order to find feeding fish, I employ trends and patterns I see from reports and my own on-the-water experiences.

This is what we do at Salt Strong.

We help YOU find the feeding fish in LESS time while saving MONEY.

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Finding The Fish Help

In order to help make sure that you are targeting the right areas based on the latest feeding trends and upcoming weather forecasts, make sure to use the following 3 resources because they will save you a ton of time.

1. Weekend Game Plans (updated weekly)

These regional game plans will show you exactly what types of spots to target in under 10 minutes… just click the video to start, and you’ll be informed on what to do on your next trip.

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2. Smart Fishing Spots Platform (updated every 15 minutes)

This exclusive software literally shows you where the most fish are likely to be feeding based on exactly when you’ll be fishing. It factors in the tides, wind, and weather to help you quickly see which areas to target throughout the day.

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3. Community Reports (live feed)

The Insider Community platform is what you can use to see what is biting near you, and you can get to know other members who fish in your area. Plus, you can use it to keep a log of your catches so you can use past trips to help predict future catches.

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Terry McLaughlin
11 months ago

Thanks Pat for another great video

Dennis Kelly
11 months ago

Always informative reports Pat. I’ve fished from NY to Alabama so far and I’m thinking that I will have to add Ms and La to the list.


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