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January 15th, 2020

How To Pick Out The Best Bucktail Jig In A Store (For Any Type Of Fishing)

It’s Bucktail time! Bucktail jigs are some of the oldest and most popular ways to catch fish of all species. You can cast them to a two-foot deep sandy pothole in the flats for snook or vertical jig them in 200 feet of water for snapper and grouper. But there are tons of different sizes

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January 14th, 2020

How To Catch 24X More Inshore Saltwater Fish (Easy 10-Minute System)

Do you want to know why you aren’t catching as many inshore saltwater fish as you deserve? Here’s the truth. The problem isn’t your rod, reel, electronics, kayak, or boat… In fact, consistently catching fish has very little to do with your equipment… The problem is your fishing spots! In particular, the TYPE of fishing

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January 13th, 2020

How To Catch Speckled Trout (Right After A Cold Front)

It’s trout time! Do you struggle to catch fish right after a cold front? It’s windy, freezing, and the fish are cold and spooky… Not exactly the ideal time to fish, right? Many people think that, but that’s not the case at all! Once you do find them, they’re often schooled up and you can

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January 10th, 2020

Strong Angler Of The Week: Frank Jaques

It’s time for a little brotherly love! The Strong Angler of the Week award is about helping anglers and making memories on the water with your loved ones. This week’s Strong Angler had an awesome trip where he put his little brother on his FIRST redfish! Do you remember your first redfish? What a great

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January 10th, 2020

Here Are The 2 Ideal Times To Retie Your Fishing Leader

Are you a risk-taker? I’m all for taking risks, but thinking, “Eh, this leader should last me a few more snook,” when it clearly has a couple of nicks in it is not a risk I’m willing to take. I’ve been broken off by too many big snook to take a gamble on a frayed

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January 9th, 2020

How To Rig Artificial Shrimp In Every Scenario (Backward vs. Forward)

Everybody knows that scared shrimp quickly dart backward and calm shrimp slowly swim forward. So if you’re using an artificial shrimp lure, which way should it be facing, and how should you retrieve it? Should you rig it facing backward and erratically retrieve it? Or should you rig it facing forward and slowly drag it

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January 8th, 2020

1 Simple Hack To Avoid Losing Fish On Light Leader

Here’s the story… I kept getting broken off by some nice snook not too long ago. I did all the hard things right… I found them… I got them to bite… But I didn’t have anything to show for it! So I changed one little thing that helped me start bringing fish into the boat.

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January 7th, 2020

4 Tips To Avoid Catching Catfish (Even With Cut Bait)

Are you sick of catching catfish? Do your friends know you as the “Catfish Killer”? If this is you, you’re in the right spot because in this video, I’m going to show you how to catch fewer catfish, even if you’re using stinky, cut bait. Watch the video below to start catching trophy fish (instead

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January 6th, 2020

4 Tips To Find The Best Fishing Spots (Online And On The Water Tactics)

In this video I’m going to show you exactly how to find the best fishing spots both from home on your computer and while you’re out on the water. There are tens (or even hundreds) of square miles in most bays and rivers that you’re fishing in, so the big question is this: how do

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January 3rd, 2020

Strong Angler Of The Week: Steve Glover

What a day! Steve Glover knows what fishing is all about. Earlier this week he took out two of his sons and a cousin (who’s never fished from a boat in saltwater) out to see if they could get on some fish. After striking out at the first spot, they hit the jackpot at their

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January 3rd, 2020

Why The Length Of Your Fishing Leader Line Can Be Critical

What is the ideal length for a leader for inshore saltwater fishing? What happens if it’s too short? Or if it’s too long? Why do you even need a leader? In this video, I’ll answer all of these questions and more! Check it out below. Ideal Leader Length [VIDEO]  Click here to join the Salt

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January 2nd, 2020

BEST Time To Use Blue Crab (For Redfish, Snook, Tarpon & Black Drum)

With most baits, you never know what you’re going to get. If you’re using shrimp, you could catch anything from a big black drum to a dink trout or catfish. But if you throw a big chunk of blue crab out there, you know that anything big enough to eat it is going to put

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December 30th, 2019

The Fishing Theme Park…

Imagine walking into a theme park where you can fish with your family, teach your kids about the outdoors, and get them off of their electronic devices while spending quality time with them… Sounds pretty awesome, right? Well, by the end of 2025, Salt Strong’s big goal is to begin working on a fishing theme

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December 30th, 2019

How To Organize All Your Fishing Tackle Into One Bag

Are you bringing too much tackle out on your fishing trips? Sure, you may have everything you need, but it can often take forever searching through all your bags and boxes to try find the one thing you need. Sound familiar? In this video, I’m going to show you how I organize all of my

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December 27th, 2019

This Simple Tip Can Help You Catch More “Leader-Shy” Fish

Do you fish in high-pressure areas? If you do, the fish can be really spooky, skittish, or “leader shy.” It makes sense, as they’ve probably seen many baits and lures attached to a leader, and they probably have even had some bad experiences with them! Now, no leaders are completely invisible in the water, but

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December 27th, 2019

The Power Of A Fishing Picture: Life As A Fishing Photographer

What’s the first thing we do when we get a big fish to the boat? We take a picture of it! But can you imagine that being your career? Jessica Haydahl Richardson is not only making a living taking epic fishing pictures, but she’s one of the few females doing it in such a male-dominated

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December 26th, 2019

The Best Boat Cleat Knot (And The Big Mistake Most Boaters Make)

The sun is just about to peak over the horizon… Birds are diving… Mullet are jumping… You can already tell it’s going to be a great day of fishing. But when you get to the dock, you see your boat floating away! Has this ever happened to you? Hopefully knot, but it does happen more

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December 24th, 2019

Merry Christmas (important message from Joe & Luke)

Hey there, First and foremost, Merry Christmas! If you are anything like us, Christmas is filled with many different emotions. The joy of seeing family… The stress of traveling… The hope that we bought the right gift for everyone… The thrill of seeing the smiles on the kid’s faces as they rip open their gifts…

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December 24th, 2019

“Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays” (RANT)

Merry Christmas! Yep, I said it. Grab your pitchforks… Light the torches… A CEO of an American company said, “Merry Christmas”… PUBLICALLY!!! Here’s the real question? Does anyone REALLY get offended by the phrase, “Merry Christmas” on a nationally celebrated holiday called Christmas? And if so, why? That’s the topic of debate in this week’s

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December 24th, 2019

What Is An Octopus Hook? (And When Should You Use One?)

Have you ever wondered what an octopus hook is? You’re not alone. (And no, they’re not meant for catching octopus with.) Octopus hooks are made for a very specific reason and in this video, I’m going to explain what an octopus hook is and when the best time to use them is. Ready to finally

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December 24th, 2019

ROAD TRIP! Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, Sharks, & Boats

It’s road trip time!! My brother, Luke, and I were lucky enough to take a road trip down to the Florida Keys recently. We got to hang out with Capt. Mark “HOLLYWOOOD” Johnson, catch a ton of fish, create lots of videos, and talk about our 2020 plans for Salt Strong. The goal of the

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December 23rd, 2019

The BEST Time To Use Shrimp For Inshore Fishing (Live & Artificial)

It’s shrimp time!! Or is it? Have you ever wondered when the best time to use shrimp is? Yes, they can catch fish all year long, but there are some times when using shrimp is better than others. In this video, I’ll reveal when those times are, plus how to work them to catch more

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December 22nd, 2019

Salt Strong Is Hiring!!! (Videographer/Video Editor Position Open)

What a wild year it’s been here at Salt Strong so far. The Salt Strong INSIDER Club exploded!!! We blasted through 10,000 members and it continues to grow like crazy (new members joining every hour). Luke and I are nothing short of blown away with how blessed we are with such amazing members. It’s truly

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December 20th, 2019

Truth About Drinking Alcohol & Caffeine (If You’re Having Anxiety Attacks)

I still remember where I was when I had my first anxiety attack (Related: How Alcohol & Anxiety Almost Took My Life) I also remember where I was when I finally figured out what it was (for more than a year I just thought I was dying and I was too afraid to tell anyone

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