One Year, One Paddletail Lure, HUNDREDS Of Snook & Redfish!!
One of the hacks to quickly becoming a good inshore saltwater angler is this: becoming a specialist with just one or two lures.
But rarely anybody does it!
We all love to buy and try shiny new lures, and when we don’t catch fish in a fishy spot, we think it’s the lure’s fault, so we change it up.
Well, this angler decided that he would take our advice.
He’s been strictly using a paddletail rigged on a jig head for the last few years or so and quickly went from an inconsistent angler that wasted time and money on different live baits and lures, to a confident angler who hasn’t been skunked in years.
And not only is he extremely consistent, but he also catches big fish!
In this video, he’s sharing:
- What advice he would give to himself when he was a beginner
- How he rigs the Slam Shady (and why he only uses one type of hook)
- His thoughts on the paddletail vs. spit tail debate (the rest of the Salt Strong team chimes in here, too)
- What truly matters if you want to catch more fish
- How to find the best spots full of big, hungry fish
- And much more
You can watch the video version of this podcast below (which I highly recommend), listen to the audio version by clicking the play button underneath it, or listen to it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.
One Year Paddletail Experiment [VIDEO]
One Year Paddletail Experiment [PODCAST]
- SLAM SHADY IN BASS PRO SHOPS! (FULL STORY OF THIS GLOBAL RECORD-BREAKING LURE)
- HOW TO FIND 90% OF ALL FEEDING FISH IN YOUR AREA (90/10 FISHING RULE)
You can get the 4″ Slam Shady (Eric’s favorite size) from our shop here.
And here’s a timestamped table of contents from our conversation with Eric about using paddletails:
0:16 – An introduction to Eric Lhopitault, an Insider and our special guest on this episode
3:52 – Eric’s journey to mastering one lure (and what caused him to start this journey)
6:32 – How Eric rigs the Slam Shady
8:49 – Tony and Wyatt’s thoughts on paddletails vs. jerk shads
12:07 – The type of spots Eric fishes
- 3 Bs (birds, bait, boil)
- Moving water
14:42 – Trolling in your kayak
18:51 – Eric’s advice to inconsistent anglers
20:53 – Whether or not Tony, Wyatt, and Luke could use one lure all year long…
24:55 – Eric’s future plans for using paddletails
27:10 – More on how to rig the Slam Shady
29:45 – What depth Eric fishes
32:21 – What kind of kayak he uses
34:07 – Eric’s epic goal for this summer
I’m amazed that Eric went from being an inconsistent angler to having not been skunked in three years so fast!
He’s a great example of what can happen when you focus and get really good at using just one lure.
You can get the Slam Shady and Trout Eye jig head from our shop here:
Are you going to narrow your focus when it comes to fishing?
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