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July 12th, 2019

The Functional Alcoholic Test (Results From My Alcohol Challenge)

Are you a functional alcoholic? Perhaps even a high-functioning alcoholic (for those of us who prefer to be the best at everything we do)… It’s ok if you are. I am, was, were, and still constantly struggle with how much alcohol I drink. Two things that seem to get me in the most trouble with

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July 11th, 2019

100 Reasons To Replace Your Treble Hooks (Graphic)

If you don’t like blood, you’re definitely not going to like this article. (If this is you, click over here and read happy things like when the best day to go fishing is.) But if you think you can stomach it, below are 100 reasons why you should switch the treble hooks on your hard

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July 10th, 2019

3 Tips To Deal With Dolphins While Fishing (And How To Use Them To Your Advantage)

To the non-angler, dolphins are cute, funny, and entertaining. Tons of people even pay money to go on trips in hopes of seeing these beautiful marine mammals put on an acrobatic show. But us fishermen, we’re complete opposites. There’s nothing worse than seeing dolphins at your favorite honey hole. While people are spending their hard-earned

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July 9th, 2019

How To Catch More Redfish, Snook, & Grouper With Just ONE Lure

Sometimes fishing with artificial lures can be overwhelming… Should you use a soft plastic or a hard plastic? Which one? Which color? Which size? If you’re not getting bites immediately, it can be tempting to blame it on the lure and switch lures right away. Then the next thing you know, you’ve been on the

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July 9th, 2019

Inshore Fishing With Toddlers “Hooked On Family”

It’s easy to look at a problem and think, “Well, that’s just the way it is, I can’t do anything about it…” That’s what most people do… But some problems are too important to have a helpless attitude about. For example, the fact that kids are addicted to their devices, and playing outside less. A

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July 8th, 2019

RCI Optics Independent Review [Top 3 Pros & Cons]

It’s sunglasses review time! Sunglasses are some of the most important tools to have with you on the water because they keep your eyes safe AND help you see fish. I recently dropped my pair of RCI Optics in the water, but I like them so much that I actually went to the store and

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July 5th, 2019

Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (July 7, 2019)

Happy July! I hope you had a great Independence Day as we celebrated our freedom and remembered those who’ve allowed us this incredible opportunity. A few weeks ago in a podcast with Sid Dobrin, he talked about how fishing is a privilege, not a right. Many other countries don’t have the luxury of fishing for

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July 5th, 2019

This Is How You Get Your Wife To Love Fishing As Much As You

The only thing better than spending a day on the water… Is spending a day on the water with loved ones. But the truth is, there’s a good chance that you like fishing more than your wife or girlfriend. It can be frustrating at times, but here’s the good news: Women are the fastest growing

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July 4th, 2019

Before You Go Saltwater Fishing, WATCH THIS…

Imagine you’ve been planning a fishing trip all week… It’s finally Saturday, the weather and tides are perfect, and you’ve been hearing that people have been catching loads of redfish and trout in your area. You wake up super early to get out there before the sun rises and joyously motor out to a new

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July 3rd, 2019

How To Get Your Wife To Love Fishing As Much As You Do

Have you ever been in this scenario? It’s Friday night and you’re planning out your weekend. You check the forecast for Saturday morning and the winds are calm, the tides are just right, and even better… The Strike Score is a 9.5! It’s the perfect day to go fishing. But while you’re checking the Strike

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July 2nd, 2019

The Best Overall Fishing Hook (That Works For All The Top Inshore Lures)

It’s rigging time! Have you ever been confused or unsure of what size hook to use with your soft plastic lures? If so, don’t worry, you’re not alone… We receive a ton of questions about how to rig different kinds of soft plastic lures, and which size hooks to use, and how to rig each

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July 2nd, 2019

The Father & Son Redfish Team (The Whole World Is Talking About)

Have you seen these guys on Instagram yet? This father and son duo are taking the fishing world by storm and are two of the most exciting anglers out there. A few weeks ago we asked who you want us to have on the podcast and Team Shallowtails kept coming up, so here they are!

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June 28th, 2019

Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (June 30, 2019)

Happy Sunday! Did you have a good week? Were you able to get out and catch some fish? If yes, that’s awesome! But if not, no worries! Keep on reading for some tips to help you catch some this week. But before we get into the newsletter, there’s one thing… If you ask most pro

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June 28th, 2019

Snook And Pinfish Heaven (What An Experience)!

Mullet were flying past my face… I was just a few inches from getting barbed by a catfish… And at the last second, I narrowly dodged a stingray encounter. Luke and I were out with the FWC gathering data on our fisheries, which is what drives their rules and regulations. And it wasn’t just surveying

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June 27th, 2019

The Best Parks In Florida To Go Fishing

No matter where you live in Florida, you’re never really more than an hour and a half from the water. Unless it’s rush hour. Then you’re an hour and a half from your local grocery store. But still, Florida is the fishing capital of the world, and for good reason. In the morning you can catch

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June 26th, 2019

Must-Have Fishing Hook (For Topwater Lures & Hard Baits)

I’m not a doctor… I don’t even play one on TV… But I did have to perform surgery recently. My brother, Luke, and I were fishing a few weeks ago and I was using a Mirrolure with dual treble hooks. I caught a 13-inch trout and not only did I hook into its mouth, but

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June 25th, 2019

Why We Turned Down $60,000+ (Answer Inside)

Have you ever listened to a podcast where you’re seven minutes into the episode and the host is still reading off advertisements? Or have you ever watched a fishing YouTube video or fishing TV show where the person was clearly paid to say a particular thing about the product? In the back of your mind,

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June 24th, 2019

[Fishing Fail] One-Of-A-Kind Lure Stuck In Mangroves

“If you’re not getting stuck in the mangroves every once in a while, you’re not casting close enough.” When the fish are sitting deep under the mangroves, guess where you need to cast… Deep under the mangroves! However, that doesn’t always work out the way you intend it to. We’ve been testing our new paddletail

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June 21st, 2019

Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (June 23, 2019)

Its officially summertime! Friday was the first “official” day of summer, although down here in Florida it feels like we’re a few months into the season already. And since this is the first newsletter of the “summer” I’ll kick it off by reminding you of the summer trends to follow if you want to catch

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June 21st, 2019

Will They Say This About YOU (At Your Funeral)?

“Begin with the end in mind.” – Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People I recently had the opportunity to speak to a group of high school kids from a local church. As I was preparing to speak to them, I asked myself, “What would I have paid money to hear someone talk about

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June 20th, 2019

Before You Buy A Used Kayak Or Paddleboard, Read This

Are you looking to get a kayak or paddleboard? New ones can cost up to $3,000, but you can often find great used ones that are in “like new” condition and cost much less. However, there’s no Carfax for kayaks or paddleboards, so deciding whether it’s in good condition is up to you. And to

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June 20th, 2019

7 Cool (FREE) Fishing Apps You Might Not Know About [2019 Update]

Fishing sure has come a long way over the past 20 years in terms of technology. I can recall fishing out of Daytona Beach with my dad in our 24ft Hydra-Sport many years ago, and the two most (and only) sophisticated things on the boat were: A simple 2-way radio A really basic Lowrance Fishfinder (that

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June 19th, 2019

This Is How You Replace Treble Hooks With Single Hooks (Quick & Easy Way)

How would you like to save time, save a fish’s life, and potentially save yourself from getting hooked in the hand? Sounds pretty awesome, right? Well, there’s a simple way to do all of that… Swap out your treble hooks with inline single hooks for all of your hard baits. Here’s why you should switch

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June 18th, 2019

How To Blacken Fish (Butter vs. Olive Oil Challenge)

Ali vs. Frazier… Florida vs. Florida State… Redfish vs. Snook… There are many great rivalries in life, but when it comes to the kitchen, one rivalry rules them all… Olive Oil vs. Butter  In this video, this rivalry takes it’s talents to the cast iron skillet, where we’re finally deciding whether you should use olive

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