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October 11th, 2019

Strong Angler Of The Week: Eric Lhopitault

It’s time for the Strong Angler of the Week! At Salt Strong we’re a family, and families help each other out… This Strong Angler is no different. Not only does he catch tons of fish (he hasn’t gotten skunked since becoming a member two years ago), but he’s also one of the most helpful members

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October 11th, 2019

Simple Hack For Standing & Fishing From A Kayak Or SUP

Here’s a problem I see many kayak or SUP anglers struggle with… They’ll be sight fishing for redfish or snook in skinny water, finally find them, bend over to set down their paddle and grab their rod, and then poof… The fish are gone. Or even worse, they keep their eyes on the fish, but

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October 11th, 2019

How To Get Paid To Fish In College (Legally) With Tyler Anderson

A few years ago somebody sent us this bass fishing parody video of the Taylor Swift song, “Blank Space,” by this guy Tyler Anderson. We shared it on our blog and Facebook and, of course, it got tons of shares! The lyrics are hilarious and Tyler actually has a good singing voice, which makes the

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October 10th, 2019

Do You Fish With Multiple Leader Line Sizes? Then Check This Out!

The beautiful thing about saltwater fishing is that you can target such a large variety of species… You could be catching 20″ trout drifting a grass flat, pull up to a mangrove shoreline for some 30″ snook and redfish, then head to a bridge and wrestle with tarpon and big black drum. Of course, with

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October 9th, 2019

Jigging Around Bridges For Monster Bull Redfish (3 Must-Know Tips)

It’s fall and you know what that means… Big bull redfish! And by “big” we don’t mean slightly over-slot redfish… We’re talking 50″ bull redfish! I’ve got a video for you from Dan Craig, creator of DC Stix Custom Rods, where he’s revealing his secrets of how he caught some massive redfish by jigging under

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October 8th, 2019

Which Soft Plastic Lures Can Be Left On A Hook (And Which Ones Can’t)?

We’ve all been there… You accidentally leave a Gulp lure rigged up for too long and next thing you know it’s shriveled up, hard as a rock, and nearly impossible to wiggle off the hook. That might have you thinking, “What other lures should I not leave on the hook?” If you’ve ever asked yourself

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October 8th, 2019

Wade Fishing For Trout, Snook, & Redfish In The Fall/Winter

It’s wade fishing time! A lot of people say, “If only I had a boat, I would catch more fish…” Or, “If only I had a kayak, I would catch more fish…” Well, Wader Dave has a boat, kayaks, and paddleboards, but he still prefers to wade fish! In fact, he wade fishes over 200

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October 7th, 2019

WINNER Announcement: Free Fishing Trip (Plus New Giveaway)

It’s time to announce the FREE fishing trip winner! During the month of September, we had a giveaway where if you posted a review of the Salt Strong Podcast on iTunes, took a screenshot, and sent it to us, you were entered into a drawing where you would have an opportunity to win a free

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October 4th, 2019

Strong Anglers Of The Week: Michael & Alex Krenn

This is what it’s all about! We have two Strong Anglers of the Week this week, a father and son duo, Michael Krenn and his son Alex. Michael’s dad was in town and the three of them had an awesome trip on the water, catching redfish, snook, trout, flounder, black drum and even a nice

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October 4th, 2019

How (And When) To Use A Swivel With A Weedless Spoon

Should you use a swivel when fishing with a weedless spoon? Normally, a spoon should be fluttering through the water, not spinning, so a swivel should not be needed. However, if you’re retrieving too fast, or the current is very strong, then your spoon may start spinning, thus spinning your line, and increasing the chance

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October 4th, 2019

Catching Fish, Changing Lives (Take A Kid Fishing)

Do you ever feel like God is giving you a sign that you should change? Maybe it’s spelled out in your cereal, or things just don’t seem to be going right in one particular area of your life… Well today’s guest, Will Dunn, had some pretty clear signs he needed to make a change. In

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October 3rd, 2019

Jig Head Colors: Which Color Is Best? Find Out In This Video

“If it ain’t chartreuse, it’s no use…” “If it ain’t red, chances are dead…” Sure, they have sayings about jig head colors, but are they actually true? Which color is the best for jig heads? This video will finally give you an answer. Enjoy, and if you have any questions about jig head colors, ask

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October 2nd, 2019

AMAZING Snook Catch (While Sightfishing From The Top Of A Bridge)!

The Balcony Snooker is back! Yes, the same fishermen (Luke Simonds, co-founder of Salt Strong) who caught the snook from the 3rd-floor balcony in downtown Tampa (watch that video here) is back for me. This time Luke took his talents to a local bridge where I had spotted a snook on my morning jog. The

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October 1st, 2019

Best Spots To Catch Fish From A Jetty (And Where NOT To Fish)

It’s jetty fishing time! Plus, fellow Insider Rich Natoli is back by popular demand (see his “How To Fish Bridges” video here). One of the most popular questions we get asked is, how can I catch fish from shore? Jetties are excellent options if you’re asking that same question, and in this video, we’ll show

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October 1st, 2019

Custom Fishing Rods: Mistakes, Tips, Shortcuts & More

Growing up, Luke and I always thought that the reel was the most important component of our rod and reel setup. We would buy fancy, expensive reels and put them on cheap rods. Finally, we (and by we I mean Luke) learned that the rod is actually the more important of the two… The rod

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September 30th, 2019

How To Find The Best Redfish Spots [LIVE Webinar Replay]

Do you wish you had more redfish honey holes? Here’s the deal… Last week Luke and I did a LIVE webinar where we talked about new technology to go find redfish spots (and trout, flounder and snook spots). We also covered: The 90-10 rule (this helps you quickly find the feeding zones) How having a

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September 27th, 2019

Strong Angler of the Week: Michael Friedman

It’s time for the Strong Angler of the Week Award! Here’s what it takes to win this: You have to be an active member in the community (sharing reports, helping others, etc.) You need to be going out and making memories with friends and family on the water You need to be catching fish! We’re

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September 27th, 2019

Best Fishing Lure Size (For Different Depths, Seasons, Etc)

How do you select which size fishing lure to use? Is there a “perfect” size? We’ve been getting questions like this a lot recently, so I decided to bring Luke and Tony on the podcast and really dive into it. We’ll cover: Luke’s go-to lure size for each season The best lures to use if

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September 26th, 2019

Top 3 Reasons You’re Getting SKUNKED (Hint: It’s Not Your Bait)

I know many people who keep getting skunked trip after trip after trip… But I also know people who can’t remember the last time they got skunked. If you’re in that first group, can you imagine catching fish nearly every time you go out? Can you imagine having pictures of redfish, snook and trout on

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September 25th, 2019

The Quick & Easy Adjustable Dropper Rig (Without Using Snap Swivels)

If you fish with live or cut bait… You fish in areas with heavy structure… And you cover a lot of ground… Then you need to check out this adjustable dropper rig. This simple rig helps you with the three points above, all while using one simple, yet very strong type of knot. As you’re

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September 24th, 2019

Nonstop Snook & Tarpon Action In The Backcountry [VIDEO]

If you like a good adventure and nonstop action, you’ll love this type of fishing trip! I recently went out with one of the Insider Club members (Capt. Justin Napior) to do some exploration fishing in the backcountry. We went through mangrove tunnels, down narrow creeks, and into bays that felt like nobody had ever

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September 24th, 2019

How An 8th Grader Is Changing Lives Through Fishing

What an impressive young man! I recently got an email from one of our Insider members telling me about how his son has been helping children with pediatric cancer through fishing. I read what he was doing and just assumed his son was in his late teens or early twenties, but then I watched their

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September 24th, 2019

How To Maximize Your Results With Slam Shady Paddletails [Rigging, Retrieving, & Size Selection]

This page will show you how to get the most fish catching with your Slam Shady paddletails throughout all seasons with the least amount of equipment needed. The great thing about soft plastics is that they are so versatile and can be effectively used in so many different applications making them a lure type that

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September 23rd, 2019

Jig Head Comparison: Redfish Eye Vs. Trout Eye [VIDEO]

If you ever get confused on which jig heads to use, I don’t blame you! There are tons of options and they can all seem like they do the same thing. We could go on and on about which jig heads to choose, but for the sake of this video I’m going to compare just

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