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August 30th, 2019

Boat Camping: 5 Steps For Safe, Exciting Overnight Boat Trips

It’s camping time! But not just any camping, today we’re talking about boat camping! That’s right, sleeping under the stars, breathing fresh ocean air, letting the waves gently rock you to sleep. That’s living the life right there, right? Well, we’ve brought on our friends at Charter Fishing Destin to help us share with you

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August 30th, 2019

Capt. George Gozdz: From Emergency Room To His Own Fishing Show

Have you seen the new fishing show Unfathomed? It’s put on by Capt. George Gozdz who’s like the Anthony Bourdain of the fishing world. He travels and fishes with local legends who put him on the fish of a lifetime as he shares the stories and history of the towns and fisheries he visits. In

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August 29th, 2019

This Hook Makes Rigging Z-Man Lures Super Easy

Do you use Z-Man lures? If you do, you might want to try rigging them with ChinlockZ hooks. They’re great for rigging them weedless (so you can avoid getting snagged) and come in a variety of sizes to fit whatever size lure you’re using. However, there are some drawbacks to these hooks as well. Check

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August 28th, 2019

How To Add Rattles To Soft Plastics For More Strikes

Are you looking to gain a little edge when you’re inshore fishing? Do you fish at night, or in dark or murky water? Then you might want to consider adding rattles to your soft plastics. It’s quick, easy, and is a great little trick to have up your sleeve! When fish can’t see well, such

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August 27th, 2019

How To Catch Fish With Live Shrimp In The Shallows (Spots & Rigging Tips)

It’s shrimp time! We’ve been getting a lot of questions about using live shrimp to catch fish in shallow water, so I went out and documented this adventure where I caught redfish, snook, snapper, and sheepshead all on live shrimp. The plan was to go out and get some sheepshead and snapper for dinner, but

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August 27th, 2019

Transforming “At-Risk” Kids Through Fishing & The Outdoors

One of the things I love about the Salt Strong podcast is that I get to meet so many interesting people and share them and their missions with you! I’m especially excited to share today’s guest with you because of the amazing work he’s doing. Jovan McNeill started Cloud Nine Outdoors where he takes high-risk

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August 23rd, 2019

Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (August 26, 2019)

It’s newsletter time! HUGE thank you to everyone who came out and supported the CAST for Kids event in Rockport, TX over the weekend. It was a blast seeing kids who usually aren’t able to get out on the water get out there and have some fun! And I hope you were able to get

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August 23rd, 2019

The Day I Got Cancer (How To Create A New Life)

“Once you can see bad things as blessings, everything changes.” Can you do that? Think about a tough time in your life that you’ve gotten through. Has anything good come out of that bad situation? Here’s my story: When I was 28 I got diagnosed with Melanoma. At the time I thought I was on

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August 22nd, 2019

4 Must-Know Redfish Tips (Plus FREE PDF Cheat Sheet)

Are you catching more redfish than you can handle? If not, you’re in the right place! In this article, we’re going to cover the four things you have to know if you want to catch more redfish, plus there will be tons of videos to demonstrate specific points and provide some entertaining redfish catching footage.

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August 21st, 2019

How To Catch Spanish & King Mackerel Like A Pro

It’s mackerel time! Spanish mackerel and king mackerel are two of the most fun fish you can catch on light tackle. Their drag peeling runs are a blast and if you get into a school of Spanish mackerel it can be nonstop action! The other day I was surfing YouTube looking for some tips on

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August 20th, 2019

Is Technology Killing Fishing?

This is going to be a fun one! New technology is a hot topic in any industry, and fishing is no different… We did a webinar recently that was all about finding the best fishing spots using online maps. Ninety-five percent of the feedback was outstanding… most anglers not only learned a lot but absolutely

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August 16th, 2019

Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (August 18, 2019)

Happy Sunday Salt Strong Nation! First and foremost, we need some HELP from Texas anglers in the Corpus Christi (Rockport) area this coming Saturday (Aug 24). We’re sponsoring a CAST for Kids event (getting disabled kids out fishing), and we still need a handful more volunteers (both boat owners and people on the shore). Please

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August 16th, 2019

Kristine Fischer: Cashing Fishing Checks In A Male Dominated Sport

You’re going to love this story… It’s about a young and vibrant Nebraska girl who grew up without a TV… Who fell in love with fishing at a young age… Who recently walked away from her job to pursue a career in fishing… Having to compete and perform against some of the best kayak bass

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August 15th, 2019

How Often Should You Change Out Your Gulp Baits? (VIDEO)

It’s Gulp time! Here’s the deal: Gulp baits are some of my favorite lures to catch fish with. Between the action in the water and (most importantly) the scent they give off, they’re nearly irresistible to snook, redfish, trout, flounder and other inshore fish. But on the flip side, they can be expensive over time

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August 14th, 2019

9 Reasons Fishing Is Good For Your Health (According To Science)

You probably don’t need any more excuses to convince yourself to go fishing this weekend. But if you’re like many guys in America, it’s not you who needs convincing… Sure, there’s always a reason to not get out on the water. Chores, errands, house projects, gas is too expensive… But did you know that fishing

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August 13th, 2019

How To Catch Bull Redfish (With Cut Bait)

If you want some drag-pulling, reel-screaming, rod-bending action, then you’re in the right place. Nothing checks those boxes like a 40-inch bull redfish. And here’s the deal: to catch these guys we’re not poling around mangrove islands, trying to be as quiet as we can, hunting for a spooky snook, trying to pitch our lure

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August 13th, 2019

Marty Zoffinger: The Amazing Story Of A Kayaker Who Never Gave Up

Have you ever wanted to just quit your job, live on a boat, and fish every day? To many of us, this sounds like a dream… but for Marty Zoffinger, that’s his reality! This guy went from just “existing” and going through life without any passion, to living a life where every day he does

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August 12th, 2019

How To Rig Z-Man Lures For More Strikes

Here’s a question that comes up often: Why do Z-Man lures seem to have different action than other soft plastics, such as those made by DOA and Gulp? The answer: Z-Man lures are more buoyant than other soft plastics. They’re made out of a different, more elastic, and less dense material. This affects how they

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August 9th, 2019

Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (August 11, 2019)

It’s newsletter time! I hope you had a great week and got to get out there and catch some fish! This past week my brother, Luke, and I got the opportunity to go to Louisiana and do some testing of our new lure, the Slam Shady. How did it go, you ask? Check out the

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August 9th, 2019

Meet One Of The Top Spearfishermen In The World (Cameron Kirkconnell)

It’s spearfishing time! After every podcast episode, I always ask you guys who you want me to have on next, and this guy’s name keeps coming up! Have you met Cameron Kirkconnell yet? This guy is a beast! He takes people on guided spearfishing tours all over all the world to shoot their dream fish

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August 8th, 2019

Toadfish Inshore Fishing Rod Review [Top Pros & Cons]

It’s rod review time! As far as rods and reels go, the more important of the two is definitely the rod. The rod is what allows you to make long, accurate casts and set the hook. The rod absorbs a lot of the pressure the fish put on your line. And, if you have a

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August 7th, 2019

Do Raw Oysters Contain Flesh-Eating Bacteria?

Do raw oysters contain flesh-eating bacteria? The short answer: they can. Will you get an infection if you eat a raw oyster? That’s a question that needs a bit longer of an answer. Thankfully, Dr. Brian Labus, the Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UNLV, recently wrote an article explaining this answer on TheConversation.com.

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August 6th, 2019

Sight Fishing For Bull Redfish [Florida vs. Louisiana]

There aren’t many things in life that will make grown men squeal with joy like little boys… But sight fishing bull redfish super close to the boat is one of those things! I’ve had some great days catching redfish in my life, but this was definitely the best one in terms of the sheer number

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August 6th, 2019

Using Fishing To Help Cure Childhood Cancer

Get ready for an emotional roller coaster! Savannah Billett will make you laugh, cry, feel motivated and give you hope as she talks about her journey to raise money to find a cure for childhood cancer. What started as selling bracelets in 7th grade to make money for cancer research has evolved into an annual

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