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July 29th, 2019

Top 3 Fly Fishing Mistakes (From An Ex-Orvis Instructor)

It’s fly fishing time! Fly casting can be a tough, complicated process, but thankfully we’ve got ex-Orvis instructor and Salt Strong Insider member, Joe Sherer back to help us out. He spent many years as a fly fishing instructor and he noticed that most people make the same few mistakes when they’re fly casting. To

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July 27th, 2019

[Behind The Scenes] How The FWC Actually Collects Data (I Couldn’t Believe it!)

I’ve got to admit, I thought we’d witness nothing but a bunch of nerdy scientists taking water samples with beakers and test tubes… Boy, we were wrong. If you’ve ever wondered how the FWC (Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission) uses science and data to make their decisions to close, open or change limits on

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July 26th, 2019

Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (July 28, 2019)

It’s newsletter time! Remember when you were a kid and around Christmas time people told you that giving a gift was better than receiving one? If you’re like me, you were probably thinking there’s no way that giving anything is better than receiving a Game Boy on Christmas morning… But of course that all changed

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July 26th, 2019

How To Catch More Flounder (In All 4 Seasons) With Capt. Jot Owens

Want to catch more flounder? You’re in luck! When we were at iCast a few weeks ago we got to hang out and do a live podcast with the man, the myth, the legend, Capt. Jot Owens! This dude knows how to catch flounder, and lucky for us, he actually shared quite a bit of

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July 25th, 2019

The Quick Way To Catch An Inshore Slam In A New Area (Without Bait)

It’s slam time! When I first started fishing I was always trying out new lures to see which ones would work. I’d read the latest fishing magazines or watching fishing shows and think, that’s it! I need that new lure! It was incredibly wasteful in two ways: I was wasting time on the water tying

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July 24th, 2019

This One Lure Finally Got These Canal Tarpon To Strike…

Pa-POW! Canal tarpon can be a ton of fun to catch on light tackle with their drag screaming runs and acrobatic aerial shows. The only bad thing is that these juvenile tarpon can be very picky eaters, which makes for some frustrating times when you see them rolling around but can’t get any strikes… And

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July 23rd, 2019

Best Saltwater Inshore Fishing Equipment (Training #3)

It’s fishing gear time! Everybody loves getting new fishing gear and today we’re talking all about the best equipment for inshore fishing. We’ve been digging through our thousands of videos and blog posts recently and uncovered this amazing three-part mini-series about inshore saltwater fishing. This is part three of the mini-series and it’s a great

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July 22nd, 2019

This Is Why You Need A Fishing License (Hint: It’s Not What You Think)

It’s easy to feel that since we live on or near the water, we should be able to fish without needing to pay for a license, right? However, by paying for a fishing license, we’re actually supporting massive organizations that protect our fisheries. In the ’80s and ’90s there was a big decline in the

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July 20th, 2019

[Fishing Reel Review] Quantum Smoke Spinning Reel

It’s review time! Do you need a new spinning reel for inshore fishing? You might want to consider the Quantum Smoke S3. I’ve been using it these past couple of months and wanted to share my thoughts on it. For my top few pros and cons, watch the video below. Enjoy! Quantum Smoke Spinning Reel

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July 19th, 2019

Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (July 21, 2019)

Happy Sunday! Were you able to get out on the water this weekend? What did you catch? Our Insider Members have been killing it out there, including Marcos Baldo with that massive snook above! Although the most productive fishing has been early in the morning to beat the heat, Marcos pulled this big girl out

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July 19th, 2019

How To Retrieve A Weedless Spoon To Get More Strikes [Case Study]

Here’s the good news: My dad and I went out fishing recently and a ton of redfish were brought to the boat. Here’s the bad news (for me): Most of them were caught by my dad! He totally outfished me, but thanks to the video, I know what he did that I wasn’t doing. Want

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July 19th, 2019

Inshore Saltwater Fishing Pro Tactics (Training #2)

Welcome back to this inshore fishing mini-series! In this episode, we’re talking all about how to catch fish. Of course, this assumes you’re in an area where fish are feeding, so if you haven’t checked out Training #1 about finding the best fishing spots, go listen to that here. But if you’re in the right

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July 18th, 2019

Catch & Release Tactics (So You Can Catch More Trophy Fish)

Think back to the biggest fish you ever caught… Maybe it was a bull red… Or a 20-pound grouper… Or a 40-inch snook… Remember the bend in the rod? And how hard she pulled? And how you couldn’t believe it when you finally got her to the boat? Now, how would you like to do

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July 17th, 2019

How To Anchor A Boat (And Avoid These Common Anchoring Mistakes)

When you’re dropping down the anchor, a lot can go wrong… Your hand or leg could get stuck in the rope and you could get pulled overboard… You could drop the anchor on your deck and be in for an expensive repair job… You could not tie the anchor on your boat correctly and lose

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July 16th, 2019

If The Speckled Trout Aren’t Biting, Try This Sneaky Trick

Topwater lures are for working across the surface… Soft plastics are for bouncing off the bottom… And suspending twitchbaits are for working just below the surface… But sometimes, using a lure the way it’s intended to be used just isn’t bringing fish in the boat. So what do you do? You switch it up! Watch

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July 16th, 2019

How To Find More Inshore Fishing Spots (Training #1)

It’s podcast time! Last month we had 600 new members join our Insider Club (so if you haven’t joined, you’re missing out!) and they’ve been asking a ton of excellent questions. Questions like: How do you find good fishing spots when the weather is totally opposite of what you were expecting? How do you read

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July 15th, 2019

3 Tips To Catching Snook In The Summer (From The Beach)

It’s summertime and you know what that means… Snook are out on the beaches! This can be one of the best times to catch snook, especially without a boat. But there are some key things to keep in mind while targeting snook from the beach if you want to have a successful day of catching.

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July 12th, 2019

Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (July 14, 2019)

It’s newsletter time! Imagine you’re on the beach, you’re breathing in the salty ocean air, listening to the birds and waves play their happy tunes, and you hear something else… Is that…? Can it be…? It is! Your drag is screaming as your personal best tarpon hightails it to towards the Bahamas. However, you land

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July 12th, 2019

The Functional Alcoholic Test (Results From My Alcohol Challenge)

Are you a functional alcoholic? Perhaps even a high-functioning alcoholic (for those of us who prefer to be the best at everything we do)… It’s ok if you are. I am, was, were, and still constantly struggle with how much alcohol I drink. Two things that seem to get me in the most trouble with

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July 11th, 2019

100 Reasons To Replace Your Treble Hooks (Graphic)

If you don’t like blood, you’re definitely not going to like this article. (If this is you, click over here and read happy things like when the best day to go fishing is.) But if you think you can stomach it, below are 100 reasons why you should switch the treble hooks on your hard

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July 10th, 2019

3 Tips To Deal With Dolphins While Fishing (And How To Use Them To Your Advantage)

To the non-angler, dolphins are cute, funny, and entertaining. Tons of people even pay money to go on trips in hopes of seeing these beautiful marine mammals put on an acrobatic show. But us fishermen, we’re complete opposites. There’s nothing worse than seeing dolphins at your favorite honey hole. While people are spending their hard-earned

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July 9th, 2019

How To Catch More Redfish, Snook, & Grouper With Just ONE Lure

Sometimes fishing with artificial lures can be overwhelming… Should you use a soft plastic or a hard plastic? Which one? Which color? Which size? If you’re not getting bites immediately, it can be tempting to blame it on the lure and switch lures right away. Then the next thing you know, you’ve been on the

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July 9th, 2019

Inshore Fishing With Toddlers “Hooked On Family”

It’s easy to look at a problem and think, “Well, that’s just the way it is, I can’t do anything about it…” That’s what most people do… But some problems are too important to have a helpless attitude about. For example, the fact that kids are addicted to their devices, and playing outside less. A

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July 8th, 2019

RCI Optics Independent Review [Top 3 Pros & Cons]

It’s sunglasses review time! Sunglasses are some of the most important tools to have with you on the water because they keep your eyes safe AND help you see fish. I recently dropped my pair of RCI Optics in the water, but I like them so much that I actually went to the store and

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