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December 13th, 2019

How An Ex-Bass Angler Is Now Winning Inshore Saltwater Awards

Talk about stepping up your fishing game! Today’s guest, Insider member, Dave Otte, went from nearly giving up on saltwater fishing because he wasn’t catching anything, to now placing in inshore kayak tournaments and winning angler of the year in his local fishing club. Isn’t that awesome?! Dave was one of those guys who invested

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December 11th, 2019

Simple Tip For Catching Picky Fish (Works With Live Bait Or Lures)

Have you ever found yourself in this scenario? You’ve found a school of feeding fish… You’re so excited that you’re about to land a big one… But when threw your lure or bait at them, they completely ignored it. Most anglers struggle with the first part: finding feeding fish. But once that mission is accomplished,

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December 10th, 2019

Redfish, Trout, Snook, & Flounder (FALL & WINTER)

Do fish hibernate like bears? Absolutely not!! So then why do most people catch fewer fish in the winter? Or even worse… not go fishing at all in the winter! I’ve been hearing a lot of people complaining that fish seem to have “lockjaw” now, or “they’re just not biting.” If you’re thinking the same

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December 9th, 2019

7 Tips For Choosing A High-Quality Inshore Spinning Rod

Looking to get a new fishing rod? You can do all the research you want, but if you pick out a defective rod from the store, it will not work as well as you think, and it may even break easily. In this video, I’ll break down exactly how to choose an inshore spinning rod

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December 6th, 2019

New Hack For Rigging Z-Man Lures On Owner TwistLock Hooks

It’s rigging time! We’ve received a lot of questions about how to rig Z-Man lures on Owner TwistLock hooks because the stretchy material makes it hard to get the spring in… We’ve covered it before (check out this article), but I recently discovered a new way to rig these that uses their stretchiness to your

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December 6th, 2019

These Flounder Fishing Tips Could Be The Best Ever!!!

It’s flounder time (aka fluke, aka summer flounder, aka Doormat). And we brought on one of the most nation’s foremost flounder experts to reveal his best flounder fishing tips… John Skinner. If you haven’t heard of John Skinner, he’s a popular fishing author, a well-known fluke fisherman, and he has one of the most-watched YouTube

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December 6th, 2019

Z-Man: Mark Zona On Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit Of Big Fish

The Z-Man is in the house! Mark Zona, the guy behind World’s Greatest Fishing Show and now Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show is today’s podcast guest and was an absolute blast to interview. He’s been fishing in tournaments since he was 9 years old, and like so many of us, thanks fishing for saving his life by

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December 5th, 2019

Best Shark Fishing Rig, Baits & Chum Tips (For Inshore Sharks)

It’s shark fishing time! One of the best parts about fishing is hearing the drag scream as a big fish is pulling with all their might on the other side of your line, and few fish do that as well as sharks. In this video we have Capt. Mark “Hollywood” Johnson from FloridaKeysFunFishing.com sharing his

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December 4th, 2019

2 Steps To Tying Your Boat To A Mooring Buoy (The Quick & Easy Way)

When the wind is blowing, it can be a lot harder than it looks to tie your boat to a mooring buoy or ball… Plus, when you pull up to the mooring buoy, the last thing you want to do is bring that slimy, grassy, barnacley rope on board and tie it to your boat…

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December 3rd, 2019

Cut Bait vs. Artifical Lures: Sightfishing For Bull Redfish

Cut bait fishing for redfish vs artificial lures for catching redfish… Each has its advantages and disadvantages. It’s tough to ignore the power of cut bait (or live bait) for catching big bull redfish, but it also has a disadvantage in that you can’t make cut bait look natural and create a reaction strike (or

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December 3rd, 2019

Catch, Cook, Rinse, Repeat with Capt. Moe Newman

What an inspiration! I’ve got Capt. Moe Newman on the podcast today who is stepping out and doing the right thing (even when it might be hard) in several different ways. Moe and her husband, Eric, run Journey South Outfitters in Venice, LA. There they have a lodge, can take you out on their inshore

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December 2nd, 2019

Overcoming Anxiety Attacks & Depression…

Have you ever struggled with anxiety attacks (or just a sense of high anxiety in your life)? Ever found yourself in a depressed state for extended periods of time? Ever had a tough time finding fulfillment and excitement due to negative thoughts, anxious thoughts, etc? If so, you aren’t alone. After personally battling anxiety attacks

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November 29th, 2019

Strong Anglers Of The Week

It’s time for the Strong Anglers of the Week! These Strong Anglers did an excellent job this week catching fish with friends and family. To be considered for the Strong Angler of the Week, make sure to post your reports in the Community! Strong Anglers Of The Week [VIDEO] Awesome job Tanya, Brian, Matt, Andrew,

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November 29th, 2019

3 Steps To Making Your Fishing Equipment Last Longer (& Save Money!)

Sick of your fishing gear getting rusty so quickly? In this video, I’m going to show you three steps to make your fishing equipment last longer. It takes less than five minutes and if you do this after every trip, your hooks, jig heads, swivels, and lures will last so much longer. Ready to save

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November 29th, 2019

The Future Of Salt Strong (New Species, Events & A Theme Park!)

Finally!!! The Salt Strong Insider Club recently hit 10,000 members! We are so excited and so grateful for each and every one of you…without you, none of this would be possible! And because of this big milestone, we’ve had a lot of people asking… What’s next for Salt Strong? In this podcast episode, I’m going

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November 27th, 2019

How To Find Inshore Fishing Structure The Quick & Easy Way

Everybody knows that fish like structure… Points Cuts Channels Oyster bars Seagrass Potholes Shoals Those are just a few structure elements you can find fish on. That’s the easy part… The harder part is finding the structure. How do you find a cut or a shoal in a place you’ve never been to? Or how

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November 26th, 2019

How To Use Your Fish Finder Like A Pro (Top Tips, Mistakes & More)

“It’s like a 95-year-old using an iPhone to just call and text.” Fish finders are some of the greatest, yet misunderstood tools that anglers have. Most of us are like the 95-year-old mentioned above and are just barely scratching the surface with all that our fish finders can do. Plus, when you consider how expensive

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November 25th, 2019

How To Clean Your Spinning Reel Drag System (In Just 5 Minutes)

Is there a sweeter sound than hearing your drag scream? It’s music to any angler’s ears, but it only screams if your drag system is working properly. To keep it working like new, I put together this quick video to show you how easy it is to clean and maintain your drag system. Check it

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November 24th, 2019

The Amazing Power Of Forgiveness…

Have you ever struggled with forgiving someone who did you wrong? Ever lost sleep because you were so mad at someone? Ever had a tough time letting go of your anger because someone or some group did something that feels unforgiving? If so, you aren’t alone. And this could be the ONE thing holding you

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November 23rd, 2019

Kishel’s Fish Scent: Does It Really Work? [Day 1 & 2 Results]

It’s experiment time! Today I’m testing out Kishel’s fish scent. It was recommended to me by a friend so I figured I’d test it out to see if it actually works! Here’s how the experiment was organized: I rigged two nearly identical setups; same rod, same reel, same lure, same leader… The only difference in

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November 22nd, 2019

Are Snook Attracted To Scent? (Shocking Lure Experiment Results)

Us anglers are always looking for an advantage over the fish… Whether that’s by spending hundreds of dollars on a quieter trolling motor, using thin diameter braided line to cast farther, or putting scent on our lures to attract more fish, we’re all looking to increase our odds of getting tight lines. But this begs

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November 22nd, 2019

“Catching LUNKERS In People’s Faces” With Lunkerdog Jeff Maggio

He’s back! Jeff Maggio, aka Lunkerdog, the angler who coined the phrases “Run That Dog” and “Catching Lunkers In People’s Faces” is back on the show by popular demand. Jeff is an amazing dude who was actually our very first guest on the podcast 155 episodes ago. He’s not only a fishing guide in the

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November 22nd, 2019

Strong Angler Of The Week: Dave Otte

Talk about the power of a community! Dave Otte is a longtime Insider member and has definitely earned his Strong Angler of the Week award. He’s always helping out other anglers, sharing his catch reports, and putting friends on fish. Plus, he’s meeting up with other Salt Strong Insiders, going fishing with them, and creating

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November 21st, 2019

How To Choose The Right Size Circle Hook (For Live vs Dead vs Cut Bait)

Here are a couple of questions I get asked all the time… What size circle hook should I use for shrimp? What size circle hook should I use for cut mullet? How about for pinfish? If you’ve ever asked yourself these same questions, you’re in the right place! In this video, I’m going to break

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