Why Most Saltwater Anglers Struggle

Want to know why most saltwater anglers struggle to consistently get tight lines on every trip?

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Tight lines.

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Why Most Saltwater Anglers Struggle [VIDEO]

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Why Most Saltwater Anglers Struggle [PODCAST]

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Thomas Marks
16 days ago

I remember trying to transition from freshwater fishing .. guiding.. on Lake Erie to inshore. I got a boat hit the inshore, I had no clue, I wanted redfish. I wasn’t fishing too long and somehow I saw a course on Redfish.. I bought it and I was introduced to Salt Strong. Joe, I studied the course.. no smart fishing spots, it was just learning the seasonal trends what to look for to find fish.. the gear how to retrieve lures… everything I needed to know, the basics. Long story short.. all newbies, forget about smart spots learn all the basics. Smart spots is a tool it’s not going to find you fish. It is a sophisticated map tool that can help direct you where to start and have a plan. It’s all the basics that will get you the fish. The community/network will tip you off to what the trend is in your area, I remember early on before the smart spots, Luke was teaching us how to do map study on Bing or Google. On the water… the 3 “B’s”… look for life, smart spots will not tell you where to life.. forage is.. it helps. So the order of importance… 1) the courses, 2) know seasonal trends, 3) understand the seasonal cycles of your target species, 4) follow the community search out the intel that will set you in the right direction. Put it all together to make a plan using the smart spot map. For me that’s the order the last thing is the smart spot map… it’s really cool and helpful, it’s a fantastic tool. But I can’t start there and be successful. Thank you… you made me an inshore fisherman… far from expert but way more advanced from where I began.

Cory Furlough
20 days ago

Totally “spot” on! Good info and so true!

Steven Free
21 days ago

Ah yes education glad you mentioned that because after reviewing the community page and reading some members complaints that they are having trouble in locating and catching a variety of species I always tell then to first look and study the coarses whether it be the mastery coarses or any of the particular species coarses just pick a few of your favorite fish to target I myself have read most of the coarses but gave yet to try the fishing school wich I will soon but in your last podcast that you mentioned experience isn’t what catches fish I tend to disagree because think about it a guide who lives by taking clients fishing has to have experience in knowing where and when fish will be in a given area also how and what they most likely be feeding on kinda like your school teacher I doubt If a student could teach a class given no experience or very little knowledge on the subjects needing to be taught and so obviously the experienced teacher can its kinda also like a wheel a wheel won’t roll if it’s not a complete circle like fishing no one catches fish unless ALL the conditions are correct correct spot bait is present tide is moving birds present and correct tackle and being presented properly whether it be lures or live bait they ALL have an important role and function in the catching and landing of fish thanks for the info and all you do👍😉


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