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st augustine trout
April 5th, 2019

3 Tips To Find Feeding Inshore Fish (Even In Bad Weather)

Fishing trips and perfect weather don’t always happen at the same time… Sometimes you need to make the best out of the conditions you’re given. And that’s exactly what we did on this trip. There was a strong wind from the north bringing cold air and clouds down with it, but this fishing trip (a

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fishaholic striped bass
April 5th, 2019

FishAholic On Striped Bass, Surfcasting, Wild Bluefish Frenzy & More

If you love traveling and fishing… Rich J. aka FishAholic is your guy! One day he’s catching snook in Florida and the next day he’s catching lake trout while ice fishing in New York. In this podcast episode we talk about: How his dad got him into fishing while juggling school and soccer practice An outsiders

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fly fishing casting tips
April 4th, 2019

Cast An Extra 10 Feet With These Fly Casting Tips (ex-ORVIS Instructor’s Crazy Tactics)

Do you want to know the secret to cast an extra 10 feet with your fly rod? One of our SUPER-Community members, Joe Sherer, is an ex-Orvis instructor and he agreed to reveal some of the tips that they teach their customers to help them cast farther. Now, I’ve heard some stories about some of

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boat dock tips
April 3rd, 2019

How To Dock Your Boat The Quick & Easy Way

Need help docking your boat like a pro? You’re in the right place… A great day on the water can be spoiled by a tough time at the boat ramp. So to teach us how to dock a boat the quick and easy way, we brought back Capt. Mark “Hollywood” Johnson. He’ll show us the

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flounder recipes
April 2nd, 2019

The Best Way To Cook Flounder [10 Delicious Flounder Recipes]

It’s flounder time! There’s something about catching a fish yourself, filleting it, cooking it and eating it that satisfies you in a deeply primal way. Add in the thrill of the catch, a fun time on the water, plus the joy of sitting around the dinner table with family, and eating a fish dinner might

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bama beach bum podcast interview
April 2nd, 2019

Expert Surf Fishing Tips With Bama Beach Bum (Pompano & More)

It’s podcast time! If you’ve ever searched for how to catch pompano on the beach, you’ve likely come across Bama Beach Bum’s YouTube channel. This guy is crushing it on the beach with pompano, whiting, redfish, black drum and even one species you’d never expect to find in Alabama (he reveals what it is in

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haywire twist
April 1st, 2019

How To Tie The Haywire Twist The Quick & Easy Way [Wire Leader Knot]

It’s knot time! Want a great knot for when you use wire leader? We have Capt. Mark “Hollywood” Johnson here teaching you how to tie the Haywire Twist. This is the perfect knot for when you’re targeting sharks, mackerel, or barracuda and have to use wire leader. Capt. Johnson breaks down all the steps to

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inshore fishing tournament snook
March 29th, 2019

Best Fishing Tips (Salt Strong Newsletter March 31, 2019)

It’s newsletter time! From tournament tips to gator trout to bull reds, we had some awesome tips come your way this past week! And in case you missed any of it, we’re recapping everything here in the weekly newsletter. Note: We also opened up our SHOP page to the PUBLIC for the first time this

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inshore fishing tournament snook
March 29th, 2019

Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament: What We Did Right & Wrong

It’s inshore fishing tournament time again! The other day we posted about how we prepared for an inshore slam fishing tournament, and today we’ll reveal how it went. This was a slam tournament in an area that I’d previously only fished once several years ago, and in the video below I’ll break down what we

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lee noga florida shrimping academy
March 29th, 2019

Shrimp Fishing: Florida Shrimping Academy With Capt. Lee Noga

It’s shrimping time! This podcast episode we talk to Capt. Lee Noga of Florida Shrimping Academy and get the low down on how to get into the sport of shrimping and become successful at it. In this episode we cover: Capt. Noga’s crazy back story and varied past (from the Navy to web developer to

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vibe maverick 120 paddleboard review
March 28th, 2019

Vibe Maverick 120 Paddleboard Review: Specs, Pros & Cons

It’s paddleboard review time! Picking a paddleboard can be tough, but it should be a little easier with this Vibe Maverick 120 review, as well as the Kaku Kahuna review we did recently. In this review, I’ll share the specs, pros and cons, and some on the water footage catching fish on it. And since we’re

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tournament prep trout
March 27th, 2019

How To Prepare For An Inshore Fishing Tournament In 3 Simple Steps

It’s inshore fishing tournament time! One of our Insiders, Gene Hammond, works with Reeling Freedom, an amazing organization that provides fishing charters for veterans and first responders. They recently hosted a tournament to raise funds, and of course, we had to compete! A large part of how successful you are in a tournament (and really

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speckled truth gator trout
March 26th, 2019

GATOR TROUT: Catching Big Specks With The Speckled Truth

Have you seen this guy’s Instagram? Talk about big trout! We’ve got Chris Bush on the podcast today to talk about two of our favorite things: gator trout and conservation. Chris started TheSpeckledTruth.com, a blog dedicated to catching speckled trout, which has started a movement in the gator trout scene. In this episode he talks about:

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kast king sharky III
March 25th, 2019

Kast King Sharky III Review: Top Pros & Cons

In the market for a new reel? I’ve been using the Kast King Sharky III on some kayak fishing trips recently and have been enjoying it. It’s inexpensive, hardy (still really smooth despite several kayak trips) and has a strong drag system. Check out the video below for the full review. Enjoy! By the way,

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procure gel gulp lure
March 25th, 2019

Does Pro-Cure Gel Work on Gulp Baits?

It’s Gulp time! I love using Gulp baits because they’re proven to catch fish. Because of their smell, fish are more attracted to them, especially in dark or murky water, where they may not be able to see as well. Pro-Cure gel allows you to add scent to non-scented products, so you can get the

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mangrove snapper fishing
March 22nd, 2019

Best Fishing Tips (Salt Strong Newsletter March 24, 2019)

Happy Sunday! Hope you’ve been enjoying the beautiful weather and great fishing out there this week. From mangrove snapper tips to yellowfin tuna, with lots of conservation mixed in, we published some great tips on the blog and we don’t want you to miss out. Check out the weekly newsletter below where you’ll find the

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sea turtle water pollution
March 22nd, 2019

The Science Behind Florida’s Water Quality Issues (State Of Denial)

It’s podcast time! A few weeks ago we shared a trailer for the documentary titled, “Florida, State Of Denial.” It was so heavy-hitting that we had to bring the creator of the documentary, Clay Kraski, on the podcast. He’s spent the last few years researching the effects of pollution in our communities, what’s causing it,

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mangrove snapper fishing
March 21st, 2019

The Top 3 Mangrove Snapper Mistakes [Are You Making These?]

It’s mangrove snapper time! We recently wrapped up our new mangrove snapper course and got tons of videos with tips and fish catching footage from Capt. Dylan Hubbard. We can’t wait for you to see it, but through working with Capt. Hubbard and creating this course, I noticed three big mistakes that are just too

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inshore redfish
March 20th, 2019

What Do These Inshore Fish Catches Have In Common?

Fishing has been pretty awesome recently (you’ll see in the video below), but it hasn’t always been that way. For years I went out early and wasted the first part of my fishing trip. I wasn’t having all that much luck, but I thought I just needed to spend more time on the water. And

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pacific yellowfin tuna tips
March 20th, 2019

Pacific Coast Yellowfin Tuna Tips

It’s tuna time! I was talking with reader Zach Zorn the other day about catching yellowfin tuna in the Pacific. He’s been having some amazing days out there (we’re talking 40 fish days with video to prove it), plus he’s contributed to almost $3.7 million in tournament winnings over the last three years, so we

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billion oyster project
March 19th, 2019

The Billion Oyster Project: The Quest For 1 Billion Oysters

It’s podcast time! We’ve gone back and looked at some of our best episodes in the past and noticed a trend: you guys really like hearing and learning about conservation. So this week we’re bringing you more conservation! We’ve got Liz from the Billion Oyster Project and Mike from The Nature Conservancy on the show.

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redfish fly fishing fly
March 18th, 2019

How To Tie The Salt Strong Redfish Fly (With Joe Sherer)

It’s fly fishing time! If you like catching redfish and like tieing your own ties, you’ll definitely want to check this out. We hung out with Insider Member and former Orvis Instructor, Joe Sherer, the other day where he taught us how to tie his favorite redfish fly, which he has named the “Salt Strong Redfish

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catch spanish mackerel
March 15th, 2019

The Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (Mar 17, 2019)

The weekly newsletter is here! I hope you’ve been enjoying this beautiful spring weather and were able to get on some fish this weekend. Spring break is coming (or already here) for the kiddos so now is the perfect time for some family bonding out on the water! In case you need to quickly brush up

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boomerang line cutting tool
March 15th, 2019

Boomerang Line Cutting Tool Review: Top 3 Pros and Cons

It’s gear review time! Need a compact tool to quickly and easily cut line? The Boomerang Line Cutting Tool may be your best bet. Check out this video where we break down the top three pros and cons of this tool. By the way, we are not sponsored or endorsed by Boomerang, so you can

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