40 Boats VS. 1 Kayak Fisherman (Shocking Fishing Tournament Results!)


Can you believe these shocking fishing tournament results?!?!

Our very own Fishing Coach Matt Lanier won a fishing tournament last week but out of 40 boats, he was the ONLY kayak fisherman!!!


In this episode, Matt tells us about his approach to fishing tournaments, what he looks for out on the water, and how he was able to beat out 40 boats using whatever bait they want.

This is an AWESOME episode you won’t want to miss.

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Shocking Fishing Tournament Results! [PODCAST]

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Here is a timestamped version of this episode:

  • 1:55 – Matt-In-A-Yak (8 Rods In The Back!!)
  • 3:18 – Fishing Tournament Details
  • 4:31 – How Did You Enter the Tournament?
  • 6:25 – Was this a Live Bait or Artificial Lure tournament?
  • 7:04 – Pre-Tournament Planning and Choosing Spots
  • 9:28 – Smart Fishing Spots App
  • 12:12 – How did you know where to start?
  • 14:08 – Day 1
  • 18:12 – What makes you change out lures?
  • 20:14 – Day 2
  • 26:58 – The Tournament Winning Fish
  • 28:53 – Topwater Techniques
  • 31:54 – Lures That Caught Fish
  • 32:56 – A Kayak Fisherman BEAT All The Boats!!!
  • 34:06 – Tournament Success stems from Preparation
  • 38:27 – Join us TODAY in the Insider Club

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Shocking Fishing Tournament Results! [VIDEO]

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Fishing tournaments are difficult to prepare for, especially if it is your first tournament.

The objective is to focus on you and your approach without worrying about what the rest of the field is doing.

Tournament fishing takes practice and incredible attention to detail.

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4 months ago


salvatore berto
1 year ago

Great job congrats

Art Heiter
1 year ago

Excellent work. That level of satisfaction is well deserved.

Matthew Lanier
1 year ago
Reply to  Art Heiter

Thanks Art. I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent the Salt Strong family. 💪

Jim Woods
1 year ago

Awesome Matt and congratulations on the win.
Just like Matt everything I have learned and used has come from SaltStrong. In a short amount of time I have improved in my skills, knowledge and outcomes due to the community, leadership and coaches.
My confidence level, which is a big part of your fishing, has peaked so that I am now inviting non-salt fisherman to come with me and check out what they have been missing. The results have been fantastic and so satisfying. When you have a fisherman who absolutely doesn’t want to saltwater fish catching some great inshore species you know you have hooked a saltwater fishing friend for life.
Thanks Matt for representing all of us who support SaltStrong.

Matthew Lanier
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim Woods

Thanks for all the kind words Jim! I truly agree. Salt Strong has the ability to give a person every tool they need for success. I’m grateful to be a part of the family.
Thanks again for watching and leaving the nice comment!

Last edited 1 year ago by Matthew Lanier
Jose Odriozola
1 year ago

Congrats Matt great podcast inspiring and makes me want to get a kayak even more….

Matthew Lanier
1 year ago
Reply to  Jose Odriozola

Thanks for watching Jose! I love my yak!

1 year ago

Your story is misleading

Matthew Lanier
1 year ago
Reply to  Clark

I’m not sure how it’s misleading, but sorry for the confusion.

1 year ago

Good job Matt for coming in 2nd in biggest redfish and winning trout bag. The boat that won don’t use live bait all artificial and it placed 1st three redfish categories and not using your lures

Matthew Lanier
1 year ago
Reply to  Clark

Thanks Clark! Much appreciated! The 1st place winner definitely had a better overall ending for sure! He brought in some solid fish!

Matthew Michalak
1 year ago

Let’s gooooooo 🔥🔥🔥

Matthew Lanier
1 year ago

Thanks for watching and leaving a nice comment buddy!

Luke Simonds
1 year ago

Great work Matt!

Matthew Lanier
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Thanks a bunch, Luke!

1 year ago

Hey Matt, Jeff here. Just wanted to say congrats on your fishing tournament. Keep killing it out there bud.

Matthew Lanier
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff

Thanks, Jeff! Much appreciated, my man!


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