Slob.

Lunker.

Mogan.

Beast.

Pig.

No matter what you call it, landing a 40+ inch snook is something special…

And it’s a fish that drives many inshore anglers crazy.

Why?

Let’s just say there is a reason a snook reaches 40+ inches…

It’s been able to outsmart, outswim, and survive many years of anglers throwing plugs, live bait, and flies in its face.

Not to mention, avoid being eaten by sharks and dolphin…

So it’s no easy feat to get one of these monsters to inhale your lure or topwater plug.

Just ask Capt. Archie Hager…

He’s been down near Boca Grande chasing slobs for years.

Wait until you see the video he, Jeff Thompson, and Mac Hoover put together.

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Enjoy and well-done gents.

The Search For 40-inch Snook

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Pretty awesome snook video, huh?

It certainly has me itching to go searching for 40+ inches on topwater.

There’s just nothing like seeing one of these big girls come up and hit something on the surface.

So what’s your biggest snook?

Let me know in the comments.

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It’s Florida Mullet Run Time!

And just wait until you see this amazing footage from our friend BlacktipH (see his YouTube channel here).

Every fall the Florida Mullet Run produces some of the best saltwater fishing action in the state.

Countless amounts of mullet make their pilgrimage south to warmer waters where sea grass and algae grow during the winter, which also means more predatory fish following this run than you can count.

It’s a pretty phenomenal site to see!

Heck, our friend Capt. Jeff Maggio even named one his YouTube Channels “The Mullet Run” after it.

And we can’t blame him after watching this incredible mullet footage below.

Warning: If you fish yet don’t live in Florida, this video could have you hanging up your leaf rake for a fishing pole this fall.

Watch Tarpon, sharks, and other predators explode and get airborne on huge schools on the migrating mullet.

Finally, if you have any mullet run footage that can hands down beat this, then please send it to fish@saltstrong.com or just post the video in the comment section.

So far we haven’t found any mullet run footage that beats Blacktiph, but we would love to see it if it exists.

Enjoy.

The Florida Mullet Run

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Holy Goliath Grouper Honey Hole!

After watching countless videos of anglers pulling up Goliath Grouper in and around the famous old phosphate dock at Boca Grande, I always knew that there must be a bunch of them down there.

And after fishing around this area many times and getting broken off in the pilings, I knew there must have been tons of grouper down there…

But I had no idea it was packed wall to wall with them.

Make sure to watch the entire video to see just how big this school of Goliath Grouper really is.

Wowzers!

The diver, explorer, and photographer David Vanden Bosch (aka Diver Dave) was the guy who captured all of this amazing footage last month while down at the bottom of the old Boca Grande Phosphate Dock.

To say that those old pillars were LOADED with fish is an understatement.

Not only did he find what could be the world record Goliath Grouper hideout, but he also saw snook, snapper, spadefish, and even a toadfish!

Great job David! Thank you for sharing this amazing dive with us.

I know there are countless anglers that have always wondered what the view was like down there.

Enjoy.

Related Post: Is It Time To Let Recreational Anglers Keep Goliath Grouper Again?

Related Video: These Guys Take A GoPro To The Bottom Of Sebastion Inlet! Check Out What They Found!

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Holy Black Drum School!

Our friend Joey Antonelli is back again (he’s the guy who first made his appearance on Salt Strong when the triggerfish bit him in the privates on video).

This time with some of the coolest black drum footage we’ve ever seen.

Just wait until you see the size of this massive school of black drum from the drone!

Pretty cool that they were even able to jump in and get close enough to touch them.

 

This is certainly a once in a lifetime fishing trip as not many anglers get to see a day like this.

Great job capturing the full day gents.

Enjoy.

Related Video: “You’ve Got To See How Many Cobia These Freedivers Pluck Off The Back Of Bull Sharks!” (see it here now)

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It’s a fact: we love watching BlacktipH fishing videos.

Josh Jorgensen (aka BlacktipH) is one of the most competitive and intense anglers that we have ever fished with, yet he also has a calmness about him (that really shows in this video as he talks casually on the phone while fighting a 700lb fish).

While most anglers would have been flipping out fighting a 17-foot monster sawfish, Josh is casually talking on the phone with the FWC while he battles the prehistoric endangered fish.

Check out the beast of a sawfish they safely land and release in this video!

It was estimated at 17 feet long and over 700lbs.

Amazing work BlacktipH, Chew On This, LunkersTV, Jon B, and APBassing.

Enjoy.

Related Video: “Prehistoric And Dangerous Fish Fights Two Anglers At The Same Time!” (watch it here now)

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Not only did our friends Rob Chapman (from Outdoors 360) and Sam Root (from Salty Shores) capture some amazing drone footage of a massive school of redfish, but they also captured some sick aerial strikes!

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Because the only thing cooler than seeing a school of bull reds is actually seeing someone catch one!

Watch as Capt. Jon Lulay, Rob Chapman, and Blair Ashton have an awesome time tossing spoons into this monster school of redfish while Sam Root films from above.

So cool to see how these fish react to a fast moving lure when they are cruising in a school.

The redfish that Rob caught in the video came in at 44-inches long and weighed 32 pounds. What a beast!

Enjoy.

Related Video: “Is This The Biggest School Of Redfish Ever Captured On Film?” (watch it here now)

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Last week Luke and I went fly fishing with some guys up in north Michigan.

While we were having some evening cocktails after a fun day of being out on the river, I asked one of the guys we were with what his all-time favorite saltwater fishing video was.

His reply…

“The video where the two guys catch monster tarpon from a float tube in the middle of a jungle”

After a few quick YouTube searches, I found what I was looking for… the “Tapam” tarpon trailer.

The trailer alone won an award from the Drake fly fishing video awards back when it was launched, and after watching it I realized why everyone likes it so much.

In an area of the Central American jungle where most of us wouldn’t be caught with our foot hanging off a boat, these guys are out there with their feet dangling from float tubes all day long.

Just wait until you see some of the monster tarpon they catch towards the end. They even do a great job on the conservation side of things. Not only that, but one of the anglers lands a monster permit as well.

I can only imagine inshore slam was going through their heads after that!

Amazing work gents!

The two guys who made (and star in) the video are Jan Kristensen and Daniel Goz, and the video below is actually a trailer for their full-length film called “Tapam The Movie”.

Related Video: “Jungle Tarpon Captured On Slo-Mo Film” (watch it here now)

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When you go fishing for Goliath Grouper, it’s important to have your drag set tight so that the beast of a fish doesn’t take you down into the structure.

Of course, you also never know what size Goliath is going to hit your bait down below.

So when this 400-450 pound hammered firefighter Stephen Rampersad’s bait, it hit with enough power to pull him overboard.

But Stephen never gave up, somehow managed to hold on to the rod, and ended up celebrating with Capt. Ben Chancey of Chew On This before it was all said and done.

Amazing fight gents!

Enjoy.

Related Video: “You Won’t Believe What This ROV Caught A Grouper Doing On Film!” (watch it here now)

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The GT (aka Giant Trevally).

It’s a fish that makes most saltwater angler’s bucket listas they aren’t that easy to find (or land).

Many anglers spend years trying to land a prize GT on a fly rod.

Yet, in the Cook Islands, there is a place where the Giant Trevally fish are everywhere, and you can even get out and hand feed them if you are brave enough… Apparently Paul from iFishTV didn’t see either of these two videos of GT attacking food like hungry piranha:

At either rate, what an amazing experience to hand feed Giant Trevally like this.

I can only hope that Paul and the crew went out and landed a few of them on the trip as well.

Enjoy!

Related Video: “Watch This Guy Attempt To Handline A GT From A Dock!” (watch it by clicking here now)

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