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November 1st, 2019

Strong Angler of the Week: Randy Herrin

The couple that fishes together, stays together! Randy Herrin recently received a Salt Strong Insider Membership as a gift from his wife, Danielle. Because he was seeing so much success with all the help he had gotten from the Salt Strong Community, he decided to take her out for a fishing trip to show her

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November 1st, 2019

How To Master A New Inshore Area (Even A New State)

It’s every man’s dream… Quit your job… Sell everything you have… Move to the beach… Become a fishing guide… Sounds like the life, right? Well, today’s podcast guest actually did it! Capt. Jay Withers quit his job schlepping jewelry in snowy Ohio to move down to the Port Charlotte area to become a fishing guide.

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October 31st, 2019

Popping Corks: The Truth About Shapes, Styles & When To Use Each One

It’s popping cork time! There’s such a variety of popping corks out there… You’ve got cigar style corks, egg style corks, cupped corks, slitted corks, weight corks, unweighted corks… How do you know which one to choose? It can be pretty overwhelming, right? In this video, I’m going to share with you the advantages of

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October 29th, 2019

This Shortcut Helped Me Quickly Catch 7 Redfish & Snook In New Spots

What’s the most important thing when it comes to catching fish? Is it the right spot? The right bait or lure? Is it experience, or time on the water? I’d argue that it’s neither of those. On this trip, I went out with no planned spots, to somewhere I’d never fished before, with just one

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October 29th, 2019

How To Catch 1,000 Goliath Grouper (With Capt. Ben Chancey)

714 pounds… Can you imagine catching a goliath grouper that big? Capt. Ben Chancey can because he’s done it! This guy has had quite the life and fishing career… He went from being a car salesman, to a teacher, to a fishing guide, where his first-ever charter was with Blair Wiggins for an episode of

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October 28th, 2019

MirrOlure MirrOdine vs. Rapala SubWalk Experiment (Day 1 Results)

Not every fishing trip goes as planned… On this particular day, I had planned to do a new lure experiment testing the MirrOlure MirrOdine vs. Rapala SubWalk, but the day was full of surprises. The first unexpected event was actually a pleasant surprise! As you’ll see in the video, the sun was barely up and

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October 27th, 2019

GOD vs EVOLUTION vs SCIENCE

Why do scientists have such a hard time believing in God? Does science increasingly prove that God and Christianity are real? Can God and Science both be right? What’s up with the Theory of Evolution and the Big Bang Theory (and where does God fit in)? These are some of the questions we heard from

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October 25th, 2019

Strong Angler Of The Week: Andy Benedict

What a trip! It’s time for the Strong Angler of the Week award… This week’s winner had an amazing time fishing with his boys catching a shark bigger than them! The Strong Angler of the Week is for someone who is catching fish, sharing it with others, and making memories with their loved ones on

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October 25th, 2019

Healing Heroes Through Kayak Fishing (With Heroes On The Water)

“Paddle. Fish. Heal.” That’s the mantra of Heroes On The Water, which is an amazing organization that takes veterans, active-duty military, first responders, and their families kayak fishing. Here’s a big problem with veterans and PTSD… Soldiers are the toughest of the toughest of the tough, and in our culture, talking about your feelings is

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October 24th, 2019

7 Tips For Rigging Blue Crabs For Bull Redfish (Plus Video Proof)

Want to see the best way to rig blue crabs for monster redfish? These reds are cruising the flats looking for an easy meal, and if a blue crab is waiting there for them, they usually can’t turn it down. This is especially effective if they’re finicky and don’t seem to want to eat anything

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October 23rd, 2019

3 Hacks To Using A Hobie Mirage Drive in Shallow Water

For a long time, I avoided Hobie kayaks with the Mirage Drive… I spend a lot of time chasing redfish in really shallow water, and I wasn’t sure if the pedals would allow me to do that. But now that I have a Hobie with the Mirage Drive, I’ve found a couple of ways to

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October 22nd, 2019

SMART FISHING TIDES (New Tide Tool Predicts Best Fishing Times)

Finally!!! Weather, tides, wind, radar, sonar, satellite maps, and much more all in ONE place! Plus, it’s 100% ad-free (so you don’t have to scroll through a bunch of annoying ads and pop-ups to get what you need). But before I get into this amazing new fishing tide tool, can I ask you a quick

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October 21st, 2019

How To Rig Popping Corks With A Slit (Pro Tips & Top Mistakes)

It’s popping cork time! One of the most popular popping corks out there is the one with the slit in it. There are several advantages to this popping cork: It makes it easy to take on and off so you don’t need to re-tie every time you want to add or remove a popping cork.

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October 21st, 2019

Simple Boat Navigation Hack (That Saves Money & The Environment)

You never want this to happen to you… Almost every time I drive my boat past this certain spot at low tide I see somebody pushing their boat off of the sandbar. It’s a tough spot to navigate because there’s a shallow grass flat on one side and a sandbar on the other (with no

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October 20th, 2019

Salt Strong UNCHURCHED EP 2: “Why Church?”

Church… Is it helpful? Is it a waste of time? Does it have to occur in a building with a steeple or is church really just about Godly people coming together (even over a beer or a softball game)? These are some of the questions we heard from people after we published the first Unchurched

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October 18th, 2019

Redfish Cheat Sheet (PDF)

We finally created it for you… After hearing from countless anglers asking for “The Ultimate Redfish Cheat Sheet,” we finally put it together. This bad boy is 20+ years of redfish secrets all condensed down into one easy to follow PDF. Best news is that it tells you EXACTLY where to find redfish in your

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October 18th, 2019

Strong Angler Of The Week: Joe Chamberlain

You know what time it is! Time for the Strong Angler of the Week Award. Here’s a quote from this week’s Strong Angler of the Week, Joe Chamberlain, that perfectly exemplifies what this award is all about: “When you know a way to catch fish you want to share it with your friends and family.”

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October 18th, 2019

New Earth Pak Soft Cooler Review [Top Pros & Cons]

It’s gear review time! In this video, I’ll be reviewing a soft cooler made by Earth Pak. In full transparency, they did send this to me, but I told them that I’ll only do a review if I can talk about at least three negative things about the cooler. They were game for it so

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October 18th, 2019

The Truth About Freedom Boat Club (And Why I Joined)

I almost didn’t do it… Growing up we always had a boat and recently I’ve been itching to get one. But then I started crunching the numbers… You need to pay for the down payment, monthly payments, registration, insurance, maintenance, trailer, and storage, among other things. Plus, you only have one boat. What if I

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October 16th, 2019

How To Make Your Spinning Reels Last Longer (Tips, Tools & Mistakes)

How often do you clean and oil your fishing reels? Do you do it at all? Do you even know what you’re supposed to do? Today’s reels aren’t cheap and just like your car, lawnmower, or any other machine with moving parts, a little preventative maintenance goes a long way. In this video, I’m going

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October 15th, 2019

How To Troll The Flats (For Redfish, Snook & Trout)

Have you ever been trolling for redfish before? Ever trolled on a grass flat? How about out of a kayak? If not, you’re going to love this! Trolling can be an effective way to catch fish on the flats, especially if you’re on the move a lot, because you can’t catch fish if you don’t

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October 15th, 2019

How Fishing Stories Let One Angler Quit His Job & Start A Fishing Show

Is fishing really about the fish you catch? Sure, it’s fun to feel the tug of a big fish on the end of your line, and it’s fun to show off the big fish pics, but if you take a step back and think about it, it might not be about the fish at all…

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October 14th, 2019

How To Catch An Inshore Slam In 20 Minutes (Even In A New Spot)

First cast… Boom! A fun topwater trout. Just as planned, right? Of course, things don’t always go as planned… Sometimes you have to wait an hour or two for the first bite… Or go to four or five different spots… And sometimes that first bite never comes at all and you go home skunked! But

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October 13th, 2019

Salt Strong UNCHURCHED Episode 1: “Is God Real?”

“One of the next great moves of God is going to be through believers in the workplace.” ~ Billy Graham I’ve got a confession to make… For the majority of my life, I’ve struggled with church. Even though I was raised by amazing Christian parents who ensured that I went to church pretty much every

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