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March 11th, 2020

Simple Trick To Attract More Redfish Strikes With Paddletails

Same boat… Same lure… Same rig… But somehow Luke was outfishing me 3-0! Has that ever happened to you? I was getting frustrated that he was beating me so I checked out what he was doing… There was one tiny little thing that he was doing that I wasn’t and when I tried it—Pa-POW! Fish

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March 11th, 2020

How To Replace A Spun Hub On A Boat Prop (Quick & Easy Way)

If your boat motor is running and in gear, but your prop isn’t spinning, then you might have a spun hub. The hub is a piece of plastic designed to break if you hit something with your prop—it’s a safety feature so that none of the more expensive parts break. The good news is that

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March 10th, 2020

How To Rig Fiddler Crabs To Catch More Sheepshead

Here are two questions we get all the time about fiddler crabs: How do you handle fiddler crabs without getting pinched? How do you rig fiddler crabs up to use as bait? In this video, I’ll answer both of those questions, plus share some secrets on how to catch more fish with them. If you

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March 10th, 2020

The Slam Shady Story (Celebrating National Paddletail Day)

It’s Slam Shady time!!! Last Tuesday, March 3, was National Paddletail Day and we celebrated it with a bang! We gave away thousands of free packs of Slam Shady paddletails and if you check out this podcast, you’ll see how you can get a free pack yourself. Plus, we had with us the world’s biggest

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March 9th, 2020

The Ultimate Inshore Slam Cheat Sheet (FREE PDF DOWNLOAD)

For inshore anglers who want a simple blueprint to catch an inshore slam on every trip… but don’t have time to read a book… We get you. That’s why we created this ultimate inshore slam cheat sheet PDF. It’s everything we wished was available back when we left the bass fishing world to focus on

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March 6th, 2020

Strong Angler Of The Week: Ryan Shamus

Happy Friday! It’s time for the Strong Angler of the Week award! This award goes out to an Insider member who’s out there catching fish, helping others, and making memories with loved ones on the water. This week’s winner, Ryan, had an awesome day with his son where they caught trout, snapper, snook, and even

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March 6th, 2020

How A Teenage Boy In A Wheelchair Saved The World…

It’s LIVE!!! After two years of writing, editing, proofing, re-writes, and then more editing, the long-awaited book, The Chair, is finally live on Amazon Prime today! Here’s the quick backstory: Luke and I have a younger brother named Daniel. He was born with severe cerebral palsy. He’s never walked or talked a day in his

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March 6th, 2020

Boat Fender Tips: How To Raft-Up Boats The Right Way

There will probably come a time in your life as a boat owner that you’ll need to raft up your boat side by side to another. It can be a little nerve-wracking tying up your boat so close to another one, but if you do it the right way, everything will be just fine. In

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March 5th, 2020

How To Fillet Spanish Mackerel (And Get Rid Of The Fishy Taste)

Want to learn how to fillet Spanish mackerel the easy way? These fish often get a bad rap for tasting “fishy,” but if you do it right, you’ll be left with nice white fillets that are surprisingly delicious (especially as fish tacos). Spanish mackerel can be tricky to properly clean because of their delicate skin

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March 5th, 2020

How To Catch Monster Snook, Redfish & Tarpon On Foot

This guy catches some monster fish… And the craziest thing is, he does almost all of his fishing from land! Whether he’s on a pier, bridge, jetty, or beach, he somehow seems to find the biggest and baddest fish and wrangle them in for a picture. If you like catching big fish from shore, you’re

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March 3rd, 2020

How To Catch Sheepshead Without Live Bait (LIVE Video)

What do you do when conditions are crummy for fishing? Do you try to stick to the plan and tough it out? Or stay at home and clean the boat? Luke and I were recently faced with this problem and had a big decision to make. The tides were bad, weather was bleh, strike score

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March 3rd, 2020

North Carolina’s Gill Net Problem (And How We Can Fix It Together)

North Carolina has a serious problem. We are destroying our fishery with gill nets. If you don’t know what a gill net is, it’s a floating wall of monofilament-line, designed to snare fish by their gills as they try to swim through the net mesh. In most cases, nets are left out overnight and are

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March 2nd, 2020

How To Tie Your Boat To A Dock Piling (The Bowline Knot)

If you ever need to tie your boat up to a dock piling without a cleat, you need to know how to tie the bowline knot. It’s very strong, super quick to tie (takes about five seconds), and you can break it easily (no matter how tight you pull it). In this video, Capt. Mark

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March 1st, 2020

How To Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It…

There are only a few books that I purchased more than five times to give to a friend or loved one… Kamal Ravikant’s, “Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It” is one of them. I still remember the first time I read it… it was so powerful… so meaningful… so true. Most of us

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February 28th, 2020

Strong Angler Of The Week: Daniel Cantrell

You know what time it is! It’s time for the Strong Angler of the Week and this week we’ve got an amazing story from Dan from Savannah about how he and his new fishing buddy, Ray, have been crushing it out there with redfish. Now the Strong Angler of the Week goes to someone who’s

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February 28th, 2020

Docking Your Boat Overnight: Tips, Warnings & Mistakes

It’s boat docking time! If you dock your boat overnight, there are several things to watch out for. Besides the obvious possibility of your boat becoming untied and floating away, there’s also a chance it could slide under the dock and get pinned (if the tide comes in too much), or it could get left

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February 27th, 2020

How To Catch Fiddler Crabs For Bait (Quick & Easy Way)

Sheepshead, black drum, redfish, snook and even tarpon love fiddler crabs. They’re like bite-sized treats that predator fish just can’t resist. In the summertime, you see armies of these little morsels on the shore, but they’re not so prevalent in the winter. And of course, wintertime is sheepshead time, so this is one of the

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February 27th, 2020

The Redfish & Trout Myth That’s Causing Anglers To Miss Out On Fish…

FOMO is real! Have you ever seen a picture of your buddies at a bar or restaurant having a good time when you’re at home? It stinks, right? Well, if you’re not targeting redfish and speckled trout in the winter, you’re missing out on that opportunity, too! In fact, Capt. Judson Brock of Eastern Angling

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February 26th, 2020

How To Save Money On Popping Corks (2 Simple Tips)

Want to learn how to make your popping corks last longer? The slitted corks with the pin are great because they’re easy to remove or move up or down your leader if you’re changing depths. However, they don’t always last long because the leader digs in the cork and it causes it to loosely slide

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February 25th, 2020

What NOT To Do When Running Your Boat Under A Bridge

Yes, boats are incredibly fun, but they can also be quite dangerous if you’re not careful, especially when boating around bridges… There are concrete pilings under bridges, usually lots of current, and there can also be other boats, jet skis, and even divers around them. If you want to see what one of the most

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February 25th, 2020

Trolling For Trout: How To Catch Boatloads Of Trout In Idle Zones!!!

It’s trolling time! And I’m not talking about offshore trolling for mackerel or tuna… I’m not talking about trolling inshore waters for speckled trout! Most people don’t troll inshore, but it’s actually a really fun (and effective) way to fish. Here’s why: If you’re passing through an idle zone, you might as well have a

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February 24th, 2020

The Easy Way To Catch Spanish Mackerel (Best Lures, Spots, & Rigging)

Want to learn how to catch Spanish mackerel without spending a ton of money on gas trolling or searching for them? In this video, Capt. Mark “Hollywood” Johnson is going to show you how to attract hungry Spanish mackerel to the boat, even if you’re not in a great spot. We had non-stop action and

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February 23rd, 2020

The Truth About Failing (How To Never “Fail” In Life Again)

No one enjoys failing… In fact, many of us (including me) will go to extremes just to avoid failing (especially if it makes us look bad in front of others). Right? Yet, we also know that failing is part of life… it’s part of growing. There have even been top-selling books on the subject (like

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February 21st, 2020

Two Knots Every Boater Must Know To Tie Up To The Dock (VIDEO)

If you want to make sure your boat never floats away from the dock, you have to know these two knots… They’re simple and take just a few short seconds to tie, but so many people don’t tie them correctly. We’ve got Capt. Mark “Hollywood” Johnson from FloridaKeysFunFishing.com to teach you how to tie these

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