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September 20th, 2019

Strong Angler of the Week: Joe Sheaffer

Happy Friday, Salt Strong Nation! Time for the Strong Angler of the Week Award! At Salt Strong, our mission is to help you make memories that matter with your loved ones out on the water, and each week we award someone in our Community for doing just that. For many, there’s a lot of pressure

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September 20th, 2019

The Redfish Assassin: Redfish Tournaments, Favorite Lures & More!

Imagine you’re fishing in your first tournament… You’re a little nervous, but mostly excited… You’re fishing against guys you look up to… And to top it off, there are thunderstorms all around. But then you win FIRST PLACE! Can you imagine how that would feel? Well, that’s exactly what happened to today’s guest, Kalon Johnson,

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September 20th, 2019

Storing Z-Man Lures (So They Don’t Melt)

Have you ever tried to store your Z-Man lures in a plastic container, or with other soft plastic lures? If you have, you’ve likely noticed that they easily melt! It’s heartbreaking getting to your honey hole, seeing tailing reds, and reaching for your favorite Z-Man lures, only to find they’re melted and out of commission!

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September 19th, 2019

The Best Way To Retrieve A Topwater Lure [VIDEO]

Should you retrieve topwater lures quickly or slowly? It depends. The other day I was having a pretty slow morning throwing topwaters. I was in a good spot at a good time, but for some reason, the fish just weren’t biting. Ever had that happen to you? Well on this day, I switched up my

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September 18th, 2019

How To Consistently Catch Redfish, Snook, & Seatrout [Inshore Manifesto]

Can 7,345 words change the way you fish forever?

Seems rather crazy doesn’t it…

That a mere 7,345 words of text could literally alter how many Inshore Fish you catch for the rest of your life…

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September 17th, 2019

Smart Fishing Spots: A Shortcut To Finding New Inshore Honey Holes

Every time you see someone catch a big fish, what’s the first question that comes to your mind? “Where did you catch that?” Sure, someone could give you their favorite redfish spot, but that might not help you catch redfish there… Fish are constantly on the move all day, and where they go depends on

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September 16th, 2019

Brand New Fishing Technology (New Spots Fast)!!!

Exciting news! We’ve got a LIVE event coming up this week where we’ll be unveiling some new fishing technology (that didn’t exist until recently)… and we’d love to have you on the webinar training. We’ll be revealing… How this new technology helps predict where feeding redfish are How this technology takes into account the weather

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September 13th, 2019

Strong Angler Of The Week: Zachary Buendia

It’s Friday, so that means it’s time for another Strong Angler of the Week Award! At Salt Strong, our mission is to help you make memories that matter with your loved ones out on the water, and each week we award someone in our Community for doing just that. Putting new anglers on fish isn’t

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September 13th, 2019

Snook Fishing Tips With The Captain Who’s Landed Over 300,000 Snook!

Can you imagine catching over 300,000 snook in your life? That is mind-blowing! But with over 45 years of snook fishing, that’s exactly what Capt. Dave Pomerleau, aka the “Mad Snooker,” has accomplished. This is a value-packed episode where he’s sharing tips like: The biggest mistakes snook anglers make (that you’re probably making yourself) How

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September 12th, 2019

Best Shrimp Lures To Fish Under A Popping Cork [Brand Comparison]

It’s artificial shrimp time!!! What’s your go-to artificial shrimp when fishing it under a popping cork? Do you just buy whatever is available at the store? Or whatever the fishing magazines tell you to get? Depending on which lure you choose, you could be making a big mistake. If you’re fishing artificial shrimp under a

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September 11th, 2019

Trolling For Wahoo & Marlin in Hawaii [+ Giant Squid Encounter]

We’ve got a fun one for you today! I recently went to go visit my old fishing buddy Nic who lives on the island of Kauai in Hawaii now. We went out fishing for wahoo, marlin, and tuna. And we captured some amazing fish-catching footage as well as some incredible boating and scenery shots… Especially

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September 10th, 2019

How To Rig Berkley Gulp Saltwater Shrimp For More Bites [Product Review]

I’m here to publicly admit, I’m a Berkley Gulp believer!

If you are a serious saltwater angler, you have certainly heard (and probably used) a Berkley Gulp shrimp before (one of their most popular Gulp baits for saltwater).

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September 10th, 2019

How To Rig A Popping Cork For Redfish (Best Knots, Corks & Rigs)

Are you rigging popping corks correctly? Here’s the deal: if you want to catch big redfish, every tiny little detail matters… From the way you rig your cork, to the knots you use, to the type of cork you use. Capt. Mark “Hollywood” Johnson from FloridaKeysFunFishing.com is back today to help us nail down all of those

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September 10th, 2019

Valentine Thomas: Drowning As A Kid To Anxiety Attacks To Spearfishing

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do what you love for a living? Or to finally conquer that crippling fear you have? I’ve got an inspiring podcast with Valentine Thomas today, who went from having a high paying job in London to living in her car in Florida to now having

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September 9th, 2019

3 Tips To Land Big Fish On Light Tackle

What a fun snook! I was testing out one of our new Slam Shady lures the other day when I hooked into a +40″ snook on a 2000 size spinning reel with 10 lb braid. Sounds awesome, right? It was, except for the fact that I was near oyster bars and mangrove islands, and had

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September 7th, 2019

CAST For Kids: Giving Special Kids A Special Fishing Experience

What an amazing experience! CAST For Kids puts on events where children with special needs get the opportunity to go fishing (often for the first time). This organization is especially near and dear to our hearts because of our disabled brother and we were recently able to sponsor an event in Rockport, TX. Check out

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September 6th, 2019

Strong Angler Of The Week: Chad Nelson

Holy tarpon it’s time for the Strong Angler of the Week award again! At Salt Strong, our mission is to help you make memories that matter with your loved ones out on the water, and this award goes to the person who is doing that in our Insider Community. We especially love seeing families and

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September 6th, 2019

How To Fish Bridges From Shore (Best Baits, Spots & More)

Fish generally need these three things: Structure to help them hide from predators Food (which is typically found around structure) Current (which is like the conveyor belt at sushi restaurants that brings food right to you) And usually, bridges provide all three of these things! But there’s a lot that goes into fishing bridges. Which

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September 6th, 2019

Healing Vets Through Fishing At My Warrior’s Place

I’ll be honest… I had goosebumps nearly this entire interview. This is the amazing story of Kelly Kowall, a woman who lost her son in Afghanistan, but is now using her loss to help others heal. Through one miracle at a time (literally) she started My Warrior’s Place, a sanctuary to “provide a safe refuge

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September 5th, 2019

Aqua Dream Spoon Vs. Johnson Silver Minnow [Experiment Results]

It’s Saturday morning and you’re heading out to your favorite honey hole… It’s got mangrove islands, seagrass and an oyster bar where you can always find hungry redfish and snook. Of course, you don’t want to get snagged, so you want to use a weedless spoon. Which spoon are you choosing? The Aqua Dream or

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September 4th, 2019

How To Fish Artificial Lures Under A Popping Cork (Plus Top 4 Mistakes)

It’s popping cork time! Popping corks are excellent at attracting predator fish because they sound just like a mullet or other baitfish getting rowdy on the surface. When that redfish or trout comes to see what’s going on, lo and behold there’s a delicious shrimp or lure hanging out there just begging to be eaten

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September 3rd, 2019

The #1 Saltwater Fishing Lure Of All Time

I really wish someone told me this when I first started fishing… When Luke and I got into saltwater fishing we were strictly live bait guys. All we wanted to do was to have more freedom to consistently catch fish, but being enslaved to live bait was keeping us from doing that. In every fishing

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August 30th, 2019

Strong Angler Of The Week: Stephen Wyatt

The Strong Angler of the Week Award is the most prestigious award in the Salt Strong fishing world. It’s given to the Insider who exemplifies what it means to be Salt Strong. It means that they help other anglers, they’re making memories out on the water, and they’re paving the way for future fishermen. All

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August 30th, 2019

Boat Camping: 5 Steps For Safe, Exciting Overnight Boat Trips

It’s camping time! But not just any camping, today we’re talking about boat camping! That’s right, sleeping under the stars, breathing fresh ocean air, letting the waves gently rock you to sleep. That’s living the life right there, right? Well, we’ve brought on our friends at Charter Fishing Destin to help us share with you

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