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January 2nd, 2020

BEST Time To Use Blue Crab (For Redfish, Snook, Tarpon & Black Drum)

With most baits, you never know what you’re going to get. If you’re using shrimp, you could catch anything from a big black drum to a dink trout or catfish. But if you throw a big chunk of blue crab out there, you know that anything big enough to eat it is going to put

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December 30th, 2019

The Fishing Theme Park…

Imagine walking into a theme park where you can fish with your family, teach your kids about the outdoors, and get them off of their electronic devices while spending quality time with them… Sounds pretty awesome, right? Well, by the end of 2025, Salt Strong’s big goal is to begin working on a fishing theme

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December 30th, 2019

How To Organize All Your Fishing Tackle Into One Bag

Are you bringing too much tackle out on your fishing trips? Sure, you may have everything you need, but it can often take forever searching through all your bags and boxes to try find the one thing you need. Sound familiar? In this video, I’m going to show you how I organize all of my

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December 27th, 2019

This Simple Tip Can Help You Catch More “Leader-Shy” Fish

Do you fish in high-pressure areas? If you do, the fish can be really spooky, skittish, or “leader shy.” It makes sense, as they’ve probably seen many baits and lures attached to a leader, and they probably have even had some bad experiences with them! Now, no leaders are completely invisible in the water, but

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December 27th, 2019

The Power Of A Fishing Picture: Life As A Fishing Photographer

What’s the first thing we do when we get a big fish to the boat? We take a picture of it! But can you imagine that being your career? Jessica Haydahl Richardson is not only making a living taking epic fishing pictures, but she’s one of the few females doing it in such a male-dominated

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December 26th, 2019

The Best Boat Cleat Knot (And The Big Mistake Most Boaters Make)

The sun is just about to peak over the horizon… Birds are diving… Mullet are jumping… You can already tell it’s going to be a great day of fishing. But when you get to the dock, you see your boat floating away! Has this ever happened to you? Hopefully knot, but it does happen more

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December 24th, 2019

Merry Christmas (important message from Joe & Luke)

Hey there, First and foremost, Merry Christmas! If you are anything like us, Christmas is filled with many different emotions. The joy of seeing family… The stress of traveling… The hope that we bought the right gift for everyone… The thrill of seeing the smiles on the kid’s faces as they rip open their gifts…

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December 24th, 2019

“Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays” (RANT)

Merry Christmas! Yep, I said it. Grab your pitchforks… Light the torches… A CEO of an American company said, “Merry Christmas”… PUBLICALLY!!! Here’s the real question? Does anyone REALLY get offended by the phrase, “Merry Christmas” on a nationally celebrated holiday called Christmas? And if so, why? That’s the topic of debate in this week’s

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December 24th, 2019

What Is An Octopus Hook? (And When Should You Use One?)

Have you ever wondered what an octopus hook is? You’re not alone. (And no, they’re not meant for catching octopus with.) Octopus hooks are made for a very specific reason and in this video, I’m going to explain what an octopus hook is and when the best time to use them is. Ready to finally

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December 24th, 2019

ROAD TRIP! Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, Sharks, & Boats

It’s road trip time!! My brother, Luke, and I were lucky enough to take a road trip down to the Florida Keys recently. We got to hang out with Capt. Mark “HOLLYWOOOD” Johnson, catch a ton of fish, create lots of videos, and talk about our 2020 plans for Salt Strong. The goal of the

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December 23rd, 2019

The BEST Time To Use Shrimp For Inshore Fishing (Live & Artificial)

It’s shrimp time!! Or is it? Have you ever wondered when the best time to use shrimp is? Yes, they can catch fish all year long, but there are some times when using shrimp is better than others. In this video, I’ll reveal when those times are, plus how to work them to catch more

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December 22nd, 2019

Salt Strong Is Hiring!!! (Videographer/Video Editor Position Open)

What a wild year it’s been here at Salt Strong so far. The Salt Strong INSIDER Club exploded!!! We blasted through 10,000 members and it continues to grow like crazy (new members joining every hour). Luke and I are nothing short of blown away with how blessed we are with such amazing members. It’s truly

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December 20th, 2019

Truth About Drinking Alcohol & Caffeine (If You’re Having Anxiety Attacks)

I still remember where I was when I had my first anxiety attack (Related: How Alcohol & Anxiety Almost Took My Life) I also remember where I was when I finally figured out what it was (for more than a year I just thought I was dying and I was too afraid to tell anyone

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December 20th, 2019

Strong Angler Of The Week: Andy Atzhorn

Pa-POW! The Strong Angler of the Week award is all about recognizing people who are making memories out on the water with their loved ones and sharing fishing with others. This Strong Angler of the Week was the perfect example of that! Andy Atzhorn and his girlfriend had a memorable night on the water recently

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December 20th, 2019

The One Piece Of Apparel That Actually Helps You Catch More Fish…

Most of the time, apparel is all about branding… You buy the newest fishing shirt because you saw your favorite Instagram angler wearing it… It’s not necessarily going to make you a better fisherman, but at least you’ll feel cool! But are there actually any clothing items that do make you a better angler? Yes!

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December 20th, 2019

The 20-Year-Old Fishing Captain Making A Big Splash!

What were you doing at 20 years old? Personally, I was still in school, trying to figure my life out, doing too much messing around, and not enough fishing. Can you relate? That wasn’t the case with Capt. Max McKinley. This guy started guiding full-time as a 20-year-old and got recruited to go guide in

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December 19th, 2019

How To Rig Artificial Shrimp Like A Pro (For Any Water Depth)

What’s the best way to rig artificial shrimp? Well, it depends. How deep is the water that you’re fishing in? Is there a strong current? Both of those factors will determine the best way to rig your shrimp, and in this video, I’ll give you a simple rule of thumb to help you decide based

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December 18th, 2019

How To Catch Red Drum (Redfish) Off Docks & Grass Flats

It’s Red Drum (aka Redfish) time! In this red drum tutorial, we brought on Jeff Anderson from 1Fish2Fish and Capt. Mitchell Blake of FishIBX to discuss how to find and catch red drum anywhere from Georgia to South Carolina to North Carolina to Virginia. Capt. Mitchell is sharing two of his favorite spots to catch

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December 17th, 2019

Best Size Rod & Reel For Inshore Flats Fishing (For Small Trout To Big Redfish)

What’s the best size rod and reel combo for inshore fishing? That’s a question we get asked all the time and it’s a valid question! You might think that if you go too small, you can’t handle big fish, but if you go too big, it’s going to be tough to cast all day, and

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December 17th, 2019

Tips For Inshore Gag Grouper & Quick Ways To Know If A Flat Has Redfish

“Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” If you had asked yourself that 10 years ago, would you be where you are now? For most of us, the answer is probably no. But when Capt. Tyler Kapela was asked that his freshman year of college, guess what his answer was? “I want to be

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December 16th, 2019

How To Tie The Perfect Fishing Leader for Snook, Redfish, and Seatrout

FACT: A fishing leader can make or break you when it comes to landing the big inshore fish.

Having a good leader line with strong knots is absolutely essential for inshore anglers who want to land big fish on the flats like snook, redfish, trout, and tarpon…

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December 13th, 2019

Strong Angler Of The Week: Corey Stockman

We keep hearing about the explosion of high school and college fishing teams and this week’s Strong Angler of the Week is helping that movement. Corey Stockman is a high school history teacher and fishing coach, and recently took one of his team members out for a local tournament where he won with a couple

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December 13th, 2019

Winter Inshore Fishing Strategies (Snook, Trout, Redfish & Sheepshead)

Are you one of those people who hangs up their fishing rods in the winter because the fishing is tough? Or are you one of those people that gets excited about winter fishing because you know exactly how to catch fish (and lots of them) this season? If you’re in the first group, this article

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December 13th, 2019

Why Jesus Walked (And Why You Should Too)

Did you know that Jesus didn’t run, skip, jog, or rush to get somewhere a single time in the Bible? Yep. Not once. Unlike most of us (who are always on the go and trying to multi-task our way through life), Jesus refused to run or be in a hurry. What did he do instead?

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