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June 12th, 2020

How To Vent & Descend Red Snapper (So We Get More Days Next Year)

Do you want a longer red snapper season next year? Of course you do! And the good news is, you can help influence that! But here’s the deal — it’s not just about how many red snapper we keep, it’s also about how many snapper that die because we caught them. That’s discard mortality and

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June 12th, 2020

Beach Fishing Cart Tires Review (Pros, Cons, & Installation)

It’s beach fishing time! Do you have a pier or beach cart that you use to bring all of your fishing stuff along with you? If you do, then you might have noticed how important the tires are… I’ve been bringing my pier cart (with pier tires) to the beach and it’s been hard work

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June 11th, 2020

Meet One Of The Most Interesting Boat Captains In America…

Capt. Vinnie LaSorsa has one heck of a story… He stumbled into the job of Jimmy Buffett’s personal boat captain (while only in his 20’s), he’s helped design one of the most impressive fishing boats in the world, and now he’s leveraged his success to help serve countless wounded warriors through his amazing program, Freedom

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June 11th, 2020

How To Measure Your Fish (Without A Measuring Device)

What would you do if you caught your personal best fish, but didn’t have a measuring board or tape to measure it? That would be so frustrating! As anglers, we always want to know exactly how big a fish is. A ballpark estimate just doesn’t cut it. Plus, for the rest of your life, you

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June 11th, 2020

How To Tie Your Own Pompano Rig (Great Rig For Surf Fishing)

In this video, I’m going to show you how to tie my favorite surf fishing rig — the pompano rig. Although many people call it by this name, you might have also heard it called: chicken rig spot rig mullet rig three float hook rig And it doesn’t just catch pompano — I’ve caught sharks,

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June 10th, 2020

How To Rig Cut Bait For Bull Redfish & Big Black Drum (In Any Depth)

Do you like to catch big, rod-bending, drag-screaming fish? There’s no better feeling on the water than when your rod nearly gets yanked out of your hand by a big black drum or redfish. And although I love using artificial lures, one of my favorite ways to target them is with cut bait. These fish

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June 10th, 2020

How To Tie The Palomar Knot (Quick, Easy & Strong Snug Knot)

Want to learn how to tie the Palomar Knot? This is a very strong, but very easy and quick snug knot to tie. As you’ll see in the video, it only takes me about 13 seconds to finish, and there are only four steps to remember. I use this knot in a lot of applications,

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June 9th, 2020

The Great Fishing Line Debate (Braid vs Mono vs Fluoro)

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about fishing line, you’re going to love this video. We’ve got all the Salt Strong fishing coaches aboard here for this great debate and we’re diving into every little aspect of fishing line you could imagine. We talked about broad questions like, “Is braid better than mono?” down

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June 9th, 2020

How To Use Fishbites For Surf Fishing (Review & Rigging Tips)

Have you used Fishbites before? I’ve been using them for surf fishing recently and have had a lot of success with them. Everything from pompano, to black drum, to whiting, and other species can’t resist these little smelly strips. In this video, I’m going to show you how to use them to catch more fish

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June 8th, 2020

How To Save Time & Money On Surf Fishing Rigs (Top 3 Rigging Hacks)

The other day I was prepping for my upcoming surf fishing trip and I ran into a bit of a problem… I was going to be targeting pompano, but none of the stores had floats. My trip was the next day, so instead of ordering them online and waiting a few days for them to

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June 7th, 2020

Help Needed! New Customer Service Job Opening!

Do you want to have a job with a BIG purpose and mission? Do you want to make an impact in the fishing world? Do you want to work with Salt Strong? The great news is that with all of our recent growth, Carrol needs some help in the customer happiness department (so don’t worry

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June 7th, 2020

The Diet That Changed My Life…

I’ve tried quite a few diets over the years… Unfortunately, most of them eventually not working the way I had planned… I’m guessing you have too. Well, I’m here to tell you I’ve finally found a diet that literally changed my life, my happiness, and my outlook on things! And all I had to do

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June 6th, 2020

How To Retrieve Paddletail Lures To Catch Redfish, Snook, & Seatrout

This video will show you how to retrieve paddle tail lures to catch redfish, seatrout, and snook up on the shallow flats. For many years, I struggled with catching saltwater fish with lures so I assumed that I had to rely on live bait if I wanted to consistently catch fish. It got to the

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June 5th, 2020

Strong Angler Of The Week: Ian Roodt

What would you rather do… Catch a 25″ redfish, or watch your son catch a 25″ redfish? That’s a tough one! Thankfully, Ian didn’t have to choose as he and his 6-year-old son got the amazing opportunity to double up on 25″ reds at the same time! The Strong Angler of the Week is an

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June 5th, 2020

Quick, Easy, & Hot Meal To Eat On The Water (Omeals Review)

What do you eat when you’re out on the water? For a long time, I used to make a sandwich the night before my trip and bring that with me. But eventually, I got sick of making them and I wanted something hot. I recently stumbled across Omeals. These are MREs (meals ready to eat)

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June 5th, 2020

The Alabama Leprechaun Story: Why This GOLD Lure Sold Out In 2 Days!

Show me the GOLD!!! Do you know what would happen if a gold spoon and a shrimp got together and had a baby? I do. It’s called The Alabama Leprechaun… And THOUSANDS of packs of these amazing lures flew off the shelf within hours of them going live to the public… Why? Because it has

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June 5th, 2020

How To Make Your Own Kayak Truck Rack (For Easy Loading)

How do you transport kayaks in your truck? Do you throw them in the back and hope they don’t fly out on the way home? Or do you have a rack that you like? In this video, I’m going to show you how I made a DIY kayak rack using a truck bed extender. It

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June 4th, 2020

Which Side Should You Install An Anchor Trolley On Your Kayak?

Anchor trollies are incredibly useful for kayak or paddleboard anglers. They allow you to quickly reposition your boat without having to move or pull up the anchor. Without them, you face whatever direction the current or wind decides to point you, which can be really frustrating if the fish are in the opposite direction you’re

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June 4th, 2020

How To Rig & Retrieve Soft Plastic Jerk Shads For More Strikes

There’s no denying it… Fish love jerk shads. In fact, I’ve caught the majority of my big bull redfish on them. But do you know the right way to rig and retrieve soft plastic jerk shads so that you catch more fish? The thing about jerk baits is that although they catch a lot of

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June 4th, 2020

How To Fish Florida’s Panhandle (Tips From A Local Guide)

Nobody is born a fishing guide… It takes a lot of time and practice to become good at catching fish, and then more time and practice to become a good fishing guide. But the reward for all of this time and practice… is that you get to go fishing for a living! Today’s podcast guest

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June 4th, 2020

How To Sear Fresh Fish (Quick, Easy & Delicious Recipe)

WARNING: If you are hungry, you might not want to watch this video. This will make it worse. Last summer I went to go visit my friend Nic, who lives in Hawaii. We had a blast on the water exploring the different islands and catching loads of fish. But the fun didn’t stop there… When

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June 3rd, 2020

When To Change Out Your Braided Fishing Line (Top 2 Reasons)

There are many things to like about braided line… It’s strong and thin, it allows you to feel your bait or lure well, has little to no memory, and is very durable. Now one mistake people make that costs them time and money is that they replace their braided line way more often than they

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June 3rd, 2020

Shock Leaders: When & How To Use Them For Surf Fishing

It’s surf fishing time! Here’s a question we get asked often: when should you use a shock leader for surf fishing? Shock leaders aren’t your typical 1-2 feet of mono or fluorocarbon leader that you tie on right before your hook… They’re long lengths of heavier leader to help your line not break when you’re

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June 3rd, 2020

Saltwater Fishing Subscription Box Review: Badfish Box

Thinking about getting a saltwater fishing subscription box? In this video, I’m going to be opening up and breaking down one of the Badfish Boxes. These guys are relatively new, but I’ve heard some good things about them and they specialize in inshore saltwater fishing. I’ve got the Captain’s option here and I’m going to

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