This Is How To Catch A Topwater Inshore Slam (Before Going To Work)


Early morning topwater action can produce some of the best and most fun strikes while fishing!

But what if you have to go to work and can’t get out for the bite?

Fear not!

This is how you can get out early to catch a topwater slam before even putting your sunglasses on!

You’ll have plenty of time to catch an inshore slam and then head to work!

The main tip is to start early, look for the schools of mullet, and cover as much ground as possible.

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  • 1:38 – The Main Tip (Start early and look for the schools of mullet)
  • 2:20 – What is Powerfishing?
  • 2:47 – What should you be looking for?
  • 4:34 – Search for any signs of life
  • 4:40 – What is the best topwater lures to use and what gear for this application?
  • 5:13 – What NOT to do with your boat in an Idle zone
  • 6:00 – The purpose of Idle Zones
  • 8:20 – When should you switch from topwater to something subsurface?
  • 10:26 – Red tide aftermath
  • 12:22 – Aim for a point along the mangroves that have signs of life
  • 13:56 – This is why the fish will probably move the next day and so should you
  • 16:40 – Redfish topwater behavior in the shallows
  • 17:00 – Why are we in the smaller Maverick boat and not the Pathfinder?
  • 18:25 – When a fish wakes behind your topwater – what should you do?
  • 20:15 – Moonwalker with single-in line hooks (Benefits, purpose, and alternative to harmful trebles)
  • 23:06 – What to do if you spook a school of redfish after catching one from the group
  • 24:46 – What are more benefits of single-in line hooks?
  • 25:12 – What to do to avoid casting into trees or structure
  • 25:50 – The power of finding the current fishing trend
  • 27:26 – Why you should cast one at a time if fishing with multiple people
  • 27:56 – Catching jacks on the flats
  • 30:13 – These are the exact conditions for switching from topwater to subsurface lures
  • 32:35 – There is a reason the bigger fish get to be that big
  • 33:25 – Benefits of subsurface lures after making the switch
  • 34:15 – Dr. Juice on EVERYTHING (Let the juice loose!!)



Catching an inshore topwater slam before the sun fully rises has its challenges but this can be the best time of the day to see the best action along the surface.

You must power fish, cover a lot of ground, and find those schools of mullet piling up along the mangrove points!

What is the biggest fish you’ve ever caught on a morning topwater trip?

What else would you like to know about morning topwater action?

Let us know down in the comments!!

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George Layton
1 year ago

Nothing beats a Redfish doing the “submarine” on a topwater !!! Great job fellas !!

John Thomson
1 year ago

Got my heart pumping watching that redfish go after Joe’s top water!

Ikie jimmy
1 year ago

Thanks guys what a great way to start the day.

Steven Free
1 year ago

Yea maybe for you 9 to 5 or 8 to 4 guys and gals but I got news for you ever since I turned 18 and I’m 57 now I have been working well before the sun comes up back when I was 18 it was getting up at 3am getting off around 630pm yea that’s right 15 to 16 hour days that’s what I worked being a cook in the navy now I only work an 8 hour foodservice job 630am to 3pm but I still get up at 5am every morning except weekends and holidays so you see this would not apply to me great for you but not me

Tripp Watters
1 year ago

When are we gonna get that slam shady moonwalker?

1 year ago
Reply to  Tripp Watters

I’d like to know when the “final” version will be available, too!

Mario Relvini
1 year ago

That was fun watching guys! When I can’t get on the water watching your videos are the next closest thing!


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