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June 24th, 2020

How To Catch More Redfish This Summer (In Coastal Marshes & Creeks)

Want to catch more redfish this summer? Of course you do! And to help you do that, we’ve brought back Capt. Jud Brock of EasternAngling.com. He’s put together an incredible three-part series about how to catch redfish, trout, and flounder in coastal marshes and creeks. These tips are proven for redfish from Texas to Florida

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June 24th, 2020

How To Fish Mangrove Shorelines (To Catch Redfish, Trout, & Snook)

Mangroves are some of the best places to catch fish. They’ve got everything predator fish need: Cover to stay safe from predators Baitfish and crustaceans to eat However, they can be tricky to fish if you don’t know what you’re doing. It’s very easy to get snagged in the limbs and roots, plus some sections

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June 24th, 2020

How To Keep Your Lure From Getting Snagged In The Trees

They say that lures are attracted to trees, and trees are attracted to lures… No matter how skilled you are, you’re going to accidentally toss your lure into the trees now and then if you’re doing it right. This is because fish are usually holding right near, or even under trees, so getting snagged is

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June 23rd, 2020

How To Catch Overslot Snook Using These Artificial Shrimp

What do you do when you see someone post a picture of a big fish online? You probably wonder where they were, or what they caught it on, and then move on… But when someone posts picture after picture of massive snook, redfish, cobia, permit, and other species, then you wonder, “What are they doing

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June 22nd, 2020

Top 3 Fishing Lures That Catch Bass AND Redfish

Here’s a question we’ve been getting a lot recently: What lures work for both bass and inshore saltwater fish, like redfish, snook, and trout? If you’re planning on fishing both fresh and saltwater one day, or you’re making a change from fresh to salt or vice versa, here’s the good news: you don’t need to

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June 20th, 2020

What This Father Discovered About Faith While Watching His Daughter Dying

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare… One of your children in the hospital… DYING… But you are helpless. Nothing you can do but watch and pray… After countless tests, the doctors tell you that it’s out of their hands… that there is nothing more they can do… Your precious 9-year old little girl is barely breathing…

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June 20th, 2020

Are You Staring At The WRONG Door?

Have you ever wanted something to happen so bad, but no matter how hard you prayed it just never came to pass. Ever had a big goal that you thought would make you happy but doors keep getting slammed in your face? Sometimes this is a sign that you need to keep pushing… While other

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June 19th, 2020

Strong Angler Of The Week: Scot McGallicher

What’s your favorite type of fishing? Beach fishing? Kayak fishing? Scot McGallicher, this week’s Strong Angler of the Week, did it all in one day! The Strong Angler of the Week honor is for an Insider who’s catching fish and making memories with friends and family. Recently, Scot took his brother-in-law on an epic trip

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June 19th, 2020

How To Identify A Pufferfish Bite (Vs. A Trout, Snapper, Or Pinfish Bite)

Are your lures getting torn up by pufferfish? Or are hungry trout just short-striking your lure? Depending on the answer, the solution is way different. So how do you tell if it’s a pufferfish, trout or pinfish? By the damage they do to your lure. I’ll show you exactly what that looks like in this

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June 19th, 2020

How To Catch & Rig Mud Crabs (For Redfish, Black Drum, & Sheepshead)

Do you want to catch more redfish, black drum, and sheepshead? Mud crabs are a great bait for these predator fish, and in this video, you’re going to learn how to catch and rig them. Capt. Jud Brock of Eastern Angling is back and for this tip, he’s taking us on a field trip down to

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June 19th, 2020

H&H “The Secret” Spoon vs. Johnson Silver Minnow [Comparison Review]

It’s time to review “The Secret” weedless spoon from H&H Lure Company! I’ve recently published a few videos on whether or not you should use swivels when you use spoons, and one product we got asked about several times was the H&H weedless spoon. This spoon comes with a swivel and a swivel weed guard

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June 18th, 2020

7 Types Of Sinkers (Pros, Cons, & How To Use Them)

When you tie a sinker onto your rig, how do you choose which type of sinker to use? Do you just pick whatever the tackle shop had available? Do you pick out the cheapest sinker? Or do you choose a specific type of sinker based on the rig you’re using and the species you’re targeting?

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June 18th, 2020

Best Redfish, Snook, Pompano, & Trout Lures For SUMMER

Want to know what the best fishing lures for summer are? Today, we’ve got the Salt Strong Fishing Coaches back together for a roundtable discussion of the best summer fishing lures. In summer, the fish are aggressive and the baitfish are getting bigger, so your lures (and how you fish them) need to reflect that.

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June 18th, 2020

Shimano Sustain Inshore Spinning Reel Review [Top Pros & Cons]

It’s spinning reel review time! Today we’re sharing everything you need to know about the Shimano Sustain. This is one of Shimano’s higher-end spinning reels and there’s a lot to like about it. But of course, it’s not perfect, so if you’re thinking about getting this reel, check out this video first. You’ll learn: The

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June 17th, 2020

Surf Fishing Q&A: Rigging Tips, Gear Tips, & More

If you’ve ever had a question about surf fishing, you’re going to love this video. We’ve been doing a lot of beach fishing tips recently and we get loads of questions about them, but here’s the problem — we get too many questions! My job as the Insider Club Director keeps me busy making sure

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June 17th, 2020

High-Speed vs. Low-Speed Spinning Reels (Pros & Cons Of Each)

One important, but often underlooked, aspects of a fishing reel is the gear ratio and how fast it is. The speed of a reel should match the type of fishing you’re doing, and if it’s unmatched (or you’re unaware of the speed), then it could be costly. For example, if you’re throwing a paddletail and

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June 16th, 2020

How To Find New Inshore Spots (On Tough, Windy Days)

The winds are blowing at 15 mph and there are white caps at your go-to spot… what do you do? That was the exact situation Luke and I found ourselves in the other day. Normally, we like to fish the wind-blown side of a shoreline during summer because the water will be cooler and have

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June 16th, 2020

Beach Cart Review: Fish’N Mate Jr. Specs & Upgrades

How do you get all of your gear down to the beach? I used to lug everything down to the water by hand and take several trips, which was a huge pain and time waster. Finally, I decided to get a beach cart and I’m so glad I did — it saves me a ton

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June 15th, 2020

Live Shrimp vs. Frozen Shrimp vs. Fiddler Crab (Bait Durability Test)

Have you ever wondered what happens to your bait when you drop it down to the bottom? Or how frozen shrimp actually compare to live shrimp? In this new video experiment, we’ve got those answers and much more. In order to better understand how fish react underwater, and, therefore, how to get better at catching

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June 15th, 2020

Daiwa Exist Spinning Reel Review (Pros, Cons & Unboxing)

Talk about the best of the best! The Daiwa Exist is one of the marquee products in the fishing industry and it’s tough to find a better spinning reel out there. We’ve been using this reel recently to see what the hype is all about and in this video, we’re going to unbox it and

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June 15th, 2020

How To Save Time When Grouper Fishing (Grouper Rig Storage Tip)

When you’re on the water grouper fishing, you don’t want to be wasting precious time tying up new rigs, especially if the bite is hot. But grouper are some of the baddest and meanest fish down there, plus they live in areas of heavy structure, like rock piles, so you’re bound to get broken off

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June 12th, 2020

Strong Angler Of The Week: William Pritchett

It’s time for the Strong Angler of the Week! This honor goes to one of our Insiders who’s out on the water catching fish, putting others on fish, and making memories with their loved ones. This week, we’ve got William Pritchett, who’s family was in town from Kansas, so he wanted to show them what

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June 12th, 2020

Quantum Smoke S3 Spinning Reel Review (Top Pros & Cons)

It’s reel review time! Today we’re doing a deep dive into everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Quantum Smoke S3 PT inshore spinning reel. We’re also going to unbox it so you know everything that you would get if you ordered this reel. Mark, our new COO, is a former professional bass angler

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June 12th, 2020

Ball Bearing vs. Traditional Swivel: Which Decreases Line Twists More?

A few weeks ago, we did a test to see if swivels actually help keep twists out of braided line… This is important because many people use swivels to keep their line from twisting when using lures that spin, such as spoons (more on this later). What we found is that braid is so nimble

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