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Controlled Descent Lures Review
August 16th, 2018

Review: What You Need to Know About the Controlled Descent Lures

I’ve recently been using the Controlled Descent Lures by My Coast Outdoors, so I thought I’d post this review in case you have not yet tried them so that you can make an educated decision to buy them or not. These Controlled Descent lures are soft plastic baits that can float, suspend and sink in the

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trout in the surf
August 15th, 2018

The Top 10 Tips to Catch Big Trout in the Surf [With Kayaking Kennedy]

Have you ever caught a big trout in the surf off of the beach? I’ve heard people in the Gulf states talking about one of their favorite ways to fish — fishing the beach for big speckled trout. After hearing about this, I was intrigued. I wanted to learn more about catching big trout in

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launch and load a boat by yourself
August 14th, 2018

Easiest Way to Launch and Load a Boat by Yourself [Video Tutorial]

One of the most difficult parts about a solo fishing trip can be the part where you launch and load your boat by yourself. This is a process that can be very frustrating when not done properly. And it can cause a lot of unnecessary stress given that there are often other anglers waiting for you

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The San Diego Jam Knot
August 13th, 2018

How to Tie the San Diego Jam Knot [Video Tutorial and Step-by-Step Instructions]

The San Diego Jam Knot The San Diego Jam Knot is a strong knot that is a great choice for connecting hooks to fishing line. This knot was originally designed by west coast fishermen to tie fishing line to heavy iron jigs when targeting big tuna. It’s a great knot for: A quick and reliable

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August 12th, 2018

The Best Saltwater Fishing Tips The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (Aug 12, 2018)

Your weekly Salt Strong newsletter is here! I hope you were able to get out and enjoy yourself and go fishing this weekend. We have some awesome fishing tips for you this week. Below you will find the Salt Strong newsletter for the week ending August 12, 2018. This newsletter shows a top summary of

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kayak fishing for bull reds
August 9th, 2018

Kayak Fishing for Bull Reds, Red Snapper and Offshore Fish [With Brandon Barton]

Do you want to catch monster fish from your kayak? Want to know how to use your kayak to catch bull redfish, mahi-mahi, cobia, red snapper and more? Kayak fishing has exploded in the last decade and many anglers are pushing the limits on what you can catch from a paddle vessel. With today’s gear,

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Z-Man EZ ShrimpZ
August 8th, 2018

Z-Man EZ ShrimpZ Review [How to Rig & Underwater Demo Video]

The Z-Man EZ ShrimpZ is a lure I added to my tackle box a while back that I have really enjoyed. It’s a tough and durable lure that has fantastic action in the water. I love to use it when fishing the flats in shallow water and when working structure in deeper water. After using

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The Rapala Knot
August 7th, 2018

How to Tie the Rapala Knot [Step-by-Step Picture and Video Tutorial]

The Rapala Knot The Rapala Knot is an incredibly strong loop knot for artificial lures and hooks. It is the strongest loop knot that we’ve ever tested and holds our number one ranking for loop knots to know how to tie. This knot is also a bit more difficult to tie than other loop knots

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berkley vanish leader line and mainline
August 6th, 2018

Berkley Vanish Leader Line vs. Mainline [Abrasion & Knot Strength Test Results]

I’ve always wondered what the difference is between fluorocarbon leader line and fluorocarbon mainline and whether one would outperform the other on the water. If the lines are the same material and the same pound test, shouldn’t they work the same on the water? I use Berkley Vanish leader line for most of my fishing rod setups

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August 5th, 2018

The Best Saltwater Fishing Tips: Salt Strong Newsletter (August 5, 2018)

Your weekly Salt Strong newsletter has arrived! I hope you were able to get out and bend a rod this weekend. We have some fantastic fishing tips for you this week. Below you will find the Salt Strong newsletter for the week ending August 5, 2018. This newsletter shows a top summary of the new

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Mission to fish for happiness
August 2nd, 2018

Why Do You Fish? Finding Your Purpose and Fishing For Happiness

Do you know why you get up in the morning? Do you have a purpose? A mission? Something that is fulfilling? Finding my purpose, my mission, the thing that fulfilled me was something I struggled with for many years. It left me unhappy and longing for more. It wasn’t until I made some major life

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costa del mar polarized sunglasses
July 31st, 2018

How to Choose the Right Polarized Sunglasses for Fishing

One of the most important pieces of fishing equipment every angler needs is a good pair of polarized sunglasses. Polarized sunglasses severely reduce the amount of glare you deal with on the water and allow you to see through the water with greater clarity. Polarized glasses are critical for sight fishing and shallow water fishing

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the blood knot
July 30th, 2018

How to Tie the Blood Knot [Video & Picture Tutorials]

The Blood Knot The Blood Knot is a fantastic knot for connecting two lines of similar diameter. It is very sleek and is a favorite among many fishing guides for that very reason. This knot can be a little bit difficult to tie and therefore practice tying it at home is required before taking it

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July 29th, 2018

The Best Saltwater Fishing Tips In The Galaxy: Salt Strong Newsletter (July 29, 2018)

Your weekly Salt Strong newsletter is here! I hope you were able to get out and catch some big ones this weekend. We have some awesome fishing tips for you this week. Below you will find the Salt Strong newsletter for the week ending July 29, 2018. This post shows a top summary of the

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fishing lure in fish's mouth
July 28th, 2018

The Truth About Leaving A Fishing Lure In A Fish’s Mouth (STUDY)

Before we get into the somewhat shocking (and certainly controversial) results from a recent fishing study that purposely left fishing lures/hooks in a fish’s mouth, let’s get one thing straight first…

By NO means are we (or the research team that did the study) trying to encourage anglers to leave fishing hooks or lures inside of a fish’s mouth…

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redfish inshore fishing lures
July 25th, 2018

The Top 5 Fishing Lures Of All Time (Inshore Edition)

Want to know what the absolute best inshore fishing lures are? We’re constantly getting questions from the Salt Strong community about what the best lures for inshore fishing are, what our favorite lures are and how to fish each lure for different inshore species. We decided to answer your questions once and for all and

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Daiwa Fuego LT Reel Review
July 24th, 2018

Daiwa Fuego LT Reel Review [Top Pros and Cons Video]

I’ve been using the Daiwa Fuego LT Reel for a few months now after hearing some good things about it from friends. It’s a fairly new reel on the market and I wanted to see firsthand how this product would perform on the water over time. Now that I’ve at least used it for a

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joe simonds salt strong
July 22nd, 2018

The Greatest Saltwater Fishing Tips: Salt Strong Newsletter (July 22, 2018)

Your weekly Salt Strong newsletter is here! I hope you were able to go fishing and hook up to some nice fish this weekend. We’ve got some fantastic fishing tips for you this week. Below you will find the Salt Strong newsletter for the week ending July 22, 2018. This post shows a top summary

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do salt strong courses work
July 21st, 2018

Do Salt Strong Courses Really Work? [Video and Customer Reviews]

Are you on the fence about becoming a Salt Strong Insider? Want to know if the Salt Strong Fishing Courses actually work? We wanted to give prospective customers the best possible sense of exactly what they get when they join the Insider Fishing Club or buy one of our fishing courses. We also wanted to

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Snapper with soy sauce glaze
July 18th, 2018

How to Cook Fish Like a 5-Star Chef [With Chef Ryan of K Restaurant]

Do you want to make delicious meals with the fish you catch? Want to get fish cooking tips from an award-winning chef? One of the best parts about fishing is cooking fantastic dishes with the fish that you catch. However, a lot of people don’t feel confident about how to cook fish the best way. We are constantly

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how to back a boat down a ramp
July 17th, 2018

How To Back A Boat Trailer Down The Ramp Like A BOSS [VIDEO]

How To Back Up A Boat Trailer Ever had an issue launching your boat down the ramp? For many anglers, the worst part of their fishing trip is backing up a boat trailer in and out of the water. This is particularly true for new boat owners who may not yet be comfortable driving with

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Hard Body Lure with Norman Lures Speed Clip
July 16th, 2018

Norman Lures Speed Clips Review [Strength Test Video]

I recently tried out the Norman Lures Speed Clips to see how they performed on the water and whether they had any effect on the amount of fish I catch. I was skeptical about how the Speed Clips would perform and whether or not they were worth using. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the

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July 15th, 2018

The Best Saltwater Fishing Tips: Salt Strong Newsletter (July 15, 2018)

Your weekly Salt Strong newsletter is here! I hope you were able to go fishing and enjoy being on the water this weekend! We’ve got some awesome fishing tips for you guys this week. Below you will find the Salt Strong newsletter for the week ending July 15, 2018. This post shows a top summary

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Pompano on the bottom
July 12th, 2018

Goofy Jigs: Are These The Best Lures For Catching Pompano On The Beach?

Many years ago, I spent the afternoon with my wife on St. Pete Beach and noticed a guy steadily catching fish after fish the entire time using a small lure of some sort.  I had also been fishing but without near the success as the stranger, so I walked over to ask if he’d share

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