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July 3rd, 2018

The Best Catch and Release Techniques (Backed by Science)

Want to know the absolute best techniques to properly catch and release fish? Want to dispell the myths when it comes to how to handle fish? We always hear things like holding a fish vertically will kill it because of the strain on its internal organs, that you should leave deep hooks inside fish or

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July 1st, 2018

The Best Saltwater Fishing Tips In The Universe (July 1, 2018)

Your weekly Salt Strong newsletter has arrived! I hope you got out fishing this weekend and were able to get a line tight! We’ve got a bunch of great tips for you guys this week about a number of different things. Below you will find the Salt Strong newsletter for the week ending July 1,

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June 28th, 2018

SpoolTek Lure Review [Top Pros, Cons and Video]

One of the most popular lures I’ve seen pop up in recent years is the SpoolTek Lure. The SpoolTek Lure is a plug/swimbait combo lure that deploys a steel leader connected to your hook upon the hookset. SpoolTek Lures commonly resemble mullet and other baitfish. They are great for catching fish around structure or that

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June 27th, 2018

5 Tips to Catch Big Fish from a Standup Paddleboard [With Bri Andrassy]

Want to learn how to fish from a standup paddleboard from an expert? Standup paddleboard fishing has exploded in the last couple of years and has given fishermen a new option for paddle-craft fishing. We personally love to use our standup paddleboards (SUPs) to fish backwaters and spots that are too skinny to get our boats

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June 26th, 2018

How to Vent Snapper, Grouper and Bottom Fish [With Capt. Dylan Hubbard]

One of the most critical things to know how to do when offshore fishing is how to properly vent grouper, snapper and other bottom fish in order to release them safely. This skill is necessary to properly release undersized and out-of-season fish.  It’s also important to ensure that we manage our reef fish populations in the best

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June 25th, 2018

How to Tie the Crazy Alberto Knot [Video & Step-by-Step]

The Crazy Alberto Knot The Crazy Alberto Knot is a fantastic knot for connecting braid to mono/fluorocarbon line or for making mono to mono knots. It is a strong knot, though not the easiest to tie. This knot is similar to the Albright Special and the FG Knot. According to our knot strengths test, the Crazy Alberto Knot’s strength is in

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June 22nd, 2018

The Salt Strong Newsletter (Best Fishing Tips – June 24, 2018)

Your weekly Salt Strong newsletter has arrived! I hope you got out fishing this weekend and were able to get a line tight! We’ve got a bunch of great tips for you guys this week about a number of different things. Below you will find the Salt Strong newsletter for the week ending June 24th,

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June 22nd, 2018

Knot Strength Test Results: Berkley Vanish vs. Seaguar Blue Label

Berkley Vanish vs. Seaguar Blue Label Knot Strength Test It’s knot strength testing time! Today we’re testing the Berkley Vanish and the Seaguar Blue Label fluoro lines. After getting great feedback on our Berkley Vanish vs. Seaguar Blue Label Abrasion Test Results, we decided to test which leader line is stronger for fishing knots. Once again,

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June 21st, 2018

All Star Inshore Series Rod Review [Top Pros, Cons and Video]

I’ve been using an All Star Inshore Series spinning rod for about four months now and have been extremely impressed with the rod’s performance. I have used this rod for all of my inshore fishing trips and it has held up great against each species I’ve targeted. I wanted to share with you the many

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June 20th, 2018

How to Make Fishing Your Full-Time Job [with Catch Em All Fishing]

Would you like to have a full-time fishing job? I think most hardcore fishermen dream about being able to fish every day to make a living. This may be a dream for some, but there are others out there who have figured out how to turn their passion for fishing into a career. Catch Em

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June 19th, 2018

How to Tie the Albright Special Knot [Step-by-Step & Video Tutorial]

The Albright Special Knot The Albright Special Knot is a great knot for connecting braid to mono/fluorocarbon line or for making mono to mono knots. It is especially useful for connecting two lines of different diameters. This knot is similar to the Crazy Alberto Knot and the FG Knot, though both of those knots have proved to be

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June 18th, 2018

Shimano Nasci Reel Review (Pros, Cons and Video)

I’ve been fishing with the Shimano Nasci Reel for a while now and wanted to let you know what I like and dislike about this reel. I’ve had great results using the 3000 reel, which has proved to be strong against fish and holds up great against saltwater. This article identifies the pros and cons

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June 15th, 2018

The Salt Strong Newsletter (Best Fishing Tips – June 17, 2018)

Your weekly Salt Strong newsletter is here! I hope the water treated you nicely this weekend and you were able to chase some fish! We’ve got some awesome tips for you guys this week about some fishing subjects not a lot of people talk about. Below you will find the Salt Strong newsletter for the

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June 14th, 2018

How to Tie the King Sling Loop Knot (Video & Step-by-Step)

King Sling Loop Knot The king sling knot is a loop knot for doubling braided line to make your braid to mono connection stronger. This knot is similar to the spider hitch knot, but is a simpler and faster knot to tie. In this article, we go step-by-step to show you the best and easiest

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June 13th, 2018

Five Strategies for Catching Fish in the Rain (with Otis the Salt Strong Dog)

Catching Fish In The Rain Weather forecast got you thinking you should stay home? Looking for some tips to help you catch fish when it’s raining? Rain and wind scare a lot of anglers off the water, however, rainy days can be an excellent time to target snook and other fish species. This is not to

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June 12th, 2018

Reeling Freedom: Fishing Therapy for Veterans (Podcast)

Our veterans and active duty military personnel lay their lives on the line to make sure we as Americans can live free every day. We owe so much to these individuals and should constantly be looking for ways to help and thank them for their service. That’s why we’re so excited for this week’s podcast guest

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June 11th, 2018

Berkley Vanish vs. Seaguar Blue Label Fluorocarbon Lines [Abrasion Test Results]

Berkley Vanish vs. Seaguar Blue Label Fishing Line Experiment It’s line testing time again! This test is an addition to our continual quest of finding the best fluorocarbon line to use when in need of abrasion-resistant leader line. And this latest test had some shocking results… Since we are not affiliated with any line company in

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June 9th, 2018

The Salt Strong Newsletter (Best Fishing Tips – June 10, 2018)

Your weekly Salt Strong newsletter is here! I hope you guys had a great weekend and were able to put some fish to hand. We’re moving into summer weather patterns – an exciting time for all different kinds of fishing! Below you will find the Salt Strong newsletter for the week ending June 10th, 2018.

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June 7th, 2018

The Best 4 Tactics for Catching Redfish Near Mangroves (Video)

Are you struggling to find redfish? Are you having trouble finding the best way to fish mangrove shorelines? One of the best places in the southeast to find redfish is along mangrove shorelines. Mangroves act as structure that provides protection to redfish and also houses baitfish, crabs, shrimp and other prey that redfish eat. This

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June 7th, 2018

Pier & Jetty Fishing: Tips & Etiquette (Podcast)

Some of the biggest and baddest inshore and nearshore fish are taken from jetties and fishing piers. These often overlooked fish havens can have some of the most explosive fishing action, especially piers and jetties at inlets and passes. Piers and jetties often serve as ideal structure for ambush points for predator fish such as

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June 6th, 2018

Jackson Coosa Flex Drive Kayak Review [Video]

After using the Jackson Coosa FD Kayak to fish for a while, I wanted to share what I have liked and disliked about this kayak. This is a pedal drive kayak and offers many customizable options for each angler’s preferences. This post dives into the pros and cons I have found while using the Jackson

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June 4th, 2018

Edge Spinning Rod Review [Top Pros & Cons]

Edge Spinning Rod Review After seeing these Edge rodes at ICAST last year, I was determined to add one to my arsenal because it looked and felt so nice. So I finally got one and have had a chance to get out on the water to see how it compares to the other rods that

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June 3rd, 2018

The Salt Strong Newsletter (Best Fishing Tips – June 3, 2018)

It’s newsletter time!!! First and foremost, I hope you had an amazing weekend (and had the chance to get out and wet a line). The weather is starting to warm up and so is the fishing. Below you will find the Salt Strong newsletter for the week ending June 3rd, 2018. This post shows a

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June 1st, 2018

This Is What The Perfect Beach Fishing Spot Looks Like

Plan on beach fishing this summer? If yes, then you probably know the importance of finding the best spots (so you aren’t stuck casting out in a dead zone all day). While we were filming “Beach Fishing Mastery” with Wader Dave, we did some exploring one day to identify some good looking spots (so people

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