Salt Strong Fishing

By Joe Simonds

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Attention Anglers! Download and listen to the most entertaining fishing interviews to ever make it on a podcast, and get to know some of the world’s fishing celebrities like never before.

Episode Date
EP 210: Fishing The Panhandle
50:20

Regardless if you fish in the panhandle or not, you're going to enjoy this podcast interview with Capt. Lionel James of Lion's Tale Adventures. We discuss inshore fishing, offshore fishing, how to find good spots in a new area, and more. Enjoy.

Jun 04, 2020
EP 209: Shark Repellent: New Product Made To Scare Sharks Away!
40:31

In this episode I have Capt. Mike Puller to discuss his experience with a shark repellent (SharkTec Defense) that he's been using successfully on his charters for the past year. He reveals how this shark repellent works, why it's been a game-changer for him, and some other experiments they are trying when it comes to scaring away sharks.

Jun 02, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 30 - Christianity Will Die If Men Don't Do This...
29:04

Attention all men (and all women married to men). In this episode, we reveal some pretty startling facts about the importance of Christian men in the household. I honestly had no idea the stats were like this. Listen in to see just how critical it is that your kids see you pray, go to church, and share your love of God.

May 31, 2020
EP 208: The Future Of Gator Trout
50:52

It's speckled trout time! Not just any speckled trout, we're talking gator trout. In this episode, I have Eye Strike co-founder Dave Fladd on the show to discuss Release Over 20" (a new conservation initiative to help bread more large trout). Dave shares some wild stats on trout over 20 inches along with his thoughts on the future stock of speckled trout, etc. Enjoy!

May 28, 2020
EP 207: Could Mono Leader Line Be Superior To Fluoro? Find Out Here.
36:49

In this episode, we break down the 3 main reasons why any inshore saltwater angler would want to use fluorocarbon for their leader line and what's occurred in all of our mono vs fluorocarbon testing so far. We discuss all of the pros, cons, and results that we've seen after testing countless fishing lines. Enjoy.

May 26, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 29 - How To Know Exactly How Your Year Will End...
13:58

Do you want to know how your year will end? Well, I can tell you with pretty close accuracy exactly how your year will go based on how you respond to this one simple question... Join me on this short (but super powerful) message about faith, trust, wealth, and how your decisions TODAY will impact the rest of your year.

May 24, 2020
EP 206: From Skunked Newbie To Inshore Slams In 6 Months!!!
51:27

In this episode, Salt Strong member Dilan Ekmark joins us to share the system he discovered to go from being a complete saltwater newbie from Ohio to catching numerous inshore slams in less than 6 months (without owning a boat). It's not just an amazing story but also some really solid fishing tips for catching more redfish, snook, trout, flounder, and tarpon. Enjoy!

May 21, 2020
EP 205: Spinner Baits, Bladed Jigs, & Tackle Tuesday!
01:02:02

If you've ever been curious on when to use a bladed lure (like a spinnerbait), then you're not going to want to miss this. Team Salt Strong breaks down when to use bladed lures, when to avoid bladed lures, the best spinner baits, and much much more. Enjoy this week's Tackle Tuesday!

May 19, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 28 - What Really Happens When A Company Publicly Declares Christianity
21:42

Last October, we launched Salt Strong Unchurched. For most of our audience, it was the first time they knew what we stood for... that we were a Christian company. Here's what happened and where we are now.

May 17, 2020
EP 204: Virtual Fishing Tournaments (And How To Win Them)
56:23

In this episode, Capt. Patric Garmeson of Ugly Fishing in Alabama breaks down some of his best secrets to catching big redfish and speckled trout. We also talk about virtual fishing tournaments: why these online fishing tournaments are becoming so popular and how to win them. Enjoy.

May 14, 2020
EP 203: How To Catch Mangrove Snapper (On Demand)
49:32

We've recently had a bunch of anglers and boaters ask us the best way to get their friends and family on a bunch of fish (without having to go offshore). So Luke and I decided to go LIVE and show you just how easy it is to catch a ton of mangrove snapper (and a few other species) right under bridges using nothing but some shrimp (rigged weedless). Enjoy.

May 12, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 27 - How Churches Broke The Internet
38:43

This past week, churches broke a record for the most people "attending" church than at any other time in the history of the world! The craziest part is that it was this virus that pushed churches to move online combined with so many people going through a tough time combined with so many people stuck inside which opened up an entire new audience of church-goers. Pretty wild. Enjoy.

May 10, 2020
EP 202: How To Survive & Grow A Small Business During A Recession
29:18

Even though some states and areas are slowly starting to open their doors again, it doesn't mean that things are going back to normal. In fact, normal most likely will never be back. That's why I wanted to share one of the most important lessons anyone ever shared with me back in 2009 that not only saved my new business, but helped me thrive.

May 07, 2020
EP 201: Tackle Tuesday (Topwater Lures)
56:55

In this episode, we reveal all of the best tips to catching loads of fish using topwater lures. We share our favorite topwater lures, best times of year to use topwater lures, best tides to use topwater lures, and when to avoid using topwater lures. Enjoy!

May 05, 2020
EP 200: The Salt Strong Story
42:47

In one of the most unfiltered episodes yet, Salt Strong co-founder Joe Simonds reveals the early mistakes that almost cost them their business, the ups, the downs, the pivots, and the fishing theme park that keeps driving them. If you've ever wanted to start your own business (or work for a really fun company) then you've got to hear this!

May 03, 2020
EP 199: America's Fastest Growing Fishing Club (Behind The Scenes)
45:59

If you love saltwater fishing, then you're going to love this podcast. Brothers Joe and Luke Simonds reveal behind the scenes of everything going on in the fastest growing online fishing club in America. From the private group to fishing spot dissections to tackle discounts and more. Enjoy.

Apr 30, 2020
EP 198: Tackle Tuesday (With Team Salt Strong)
01:03:56

What a fun episode! The Salt Strong crew goes LIVE to field questions about fishing tackle. We cover everything from rods, reels, lures, braided line, new products, and more. If you've got questions about what fishing tackle is working, you don't want to miss this one!

Apr 28, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 26 - The Bucket List Charter Captain
36:22

Capt. Danny Logue isn't your ordinary fishing captain. Instead of focusing in and marketing to catching trophy fish, he's bringing people out on the water to connect them with nature, with God, and in some cases, their bucket list trip.

Apr 26, 2020
EP 197: How To Catch Redfish In Murky Water (And Big Tides)
53:01

In this episode, Capt. Ronnie Kinner of All In One Charters (Charleston, South Carolina) joins us to share his best redfish and speckled trout tips for murky water. Listen in as Ronnie shares his favorite redfish spots, best redfish lures, and much much more.

Apr 23, 2020
EP 196: How To Find The Best Wade Fishing Spots
30:31

In this episode, the Salt Strong brothers (Joe and Luke) go explore a brand new spot for wade fishing. The goal was to target inshore species such as speckled trout, snook, redfish, jack crevalle, and spanish mackerel. Basically anything to get some tight lines real quick in a new spot. We share why we picked the spot, what to look for in your area, and some other wade fishing tips. Enjoy.

Apr 21, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 25 - Is This Why God Created The Coronavirus? (PART 2)
31:08

If you're having questions right now about God and how HE fits in with this virus we are all dealing with, you aren't alone. That's why we brought on pastor Johnny Kelly to share his candid thoughts on faith and this Coronavirus. You'll definitely want to listen until the end.

Apr 19, 2020
EP 195: What Spending 35 Years On The Best Fishing Guides Taught Me
53:01

Olympic downhill skier and now world-record tarpon angler Andy Mill has done a lot in life. But one of the most amazing feats is that he has spent over $1,000,000 paying for fishing guides. He was obsessed to learn everything he could and he treated fishing just like a sport... get the best coaches... learn from the best... study...

Here's his story on what he learned after spending so much to become one of the best tarpon anglers to ever fish.

Apr 16, 2020
EP 194: Speckled Trout INHALE This!!!
30:44

Luke and I went out in Tampa to get some underwater footage of speckled trout crushing the Slam Shady paddletail lure and boy we got our money's worth! Listen in as we discuss best trout fishing spots for the spring, best trout lures, and how to rig and retrieve for maximum strikes. And definitely head over to our Salt Strong YouTube channel and check out some of the underwater footage.

Apr 14, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 24 - How FEAR Is Ruining Our Lives (And How To Fix It)
16:20

After dealing with daily anxiety attacks for well over a decade, I know a thing or two when it comes to fearing the unknown. Fear controlled my life and cost me so much wasted time (and even a few lost relationships that I really cared about). If you want some simple ways to overcome fear in these crazy times, then listen to this.

Apr 12, 2020
EP 193: How To Cook Tripletail Like A Chef (Amazing Tripletail Recipe)
24:48

Ever wanted a simple but amazing tripletail recipe that will blow the socks off your family and guests? Then you've got to listen in as we cook with Chef Troy Torman of Crab & Fin in Sarasota. This could be my new favorite way to cook fish! Enjoy.

Apr 09, 2020
EP 192: How To Catch ENDLESS TROUT On Grass Flats
24:54

If you want to quickly find large schools of feeding speckled trout (aka spotted sea trout), then you're going to love this episode. We head back out on a Freedom Boat Club boat (purposely with no trolling motor or anchor) to see just how many trout we can catch. Long story short, we caught trout until we were tired! Enjoy

Apr 07, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 23 - How Fishing Communities Can Save America
22:47

In this episode, we discuss how fishing clubs and fishing communities can have a massive impact on what is going on the in the world today. From being an outlet to get away from the fear and uncertainly of life, to talk about something you love, to helping you land a new job, and more.

Apr 05, 2020
EP 191: How To Catch Lots Of Fish (Without A Trolling Motor Or PowerPole)
36:22

If your boat doesn't have a trolling motor, you can still catch loads of fish. We went out to prove it on a Freedom Boat club boat in St Pete, fishing a new area. After doing a little trolling to see where the trout where, we finally put an anchor pin down (because we had no PowerPole or anchor either) and started loading up on trout! Here's part one. Enjoy!

Apr 02, 2020
EP 190: How This Angler Is Out-Fishing Everyone In A Pontoon Boat!!!
45:33

This is amazing! Not only is inshore saltwater angler Travis Anderson somewhat new to saltwater fishing, but he is catching countless inshore slams (redfish, snook, and speckled trout) from a pontoon boat (without a trolling motor or Powerpole). Listen in on how he has become so consistent.

Mar 31, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 22 - Is This Why God Created The Coronavirus (Part 1)
12:02

In this hard-hitting episode, I share a few thoughts on why I believe God is "letting" this Coronavirus hit the world so hard. It hit me while driving how much we might need this as a society to finally unite us again... listen in and let me know your thoughts.

Mar 29, 2020
EP 189: How To Cook Whole Snapper (Like A Chef)
21:58

In this episode, we head into one of the top seafood restaurants on the west coast of Florida to see how they cook whole lane snapper to perfection. This was one of my favorite episodes as I was able to test out all of the food. If you've even been curious about cooking whole fish, you've got to see this! It's so simple.

Mar 26, 2020
EP 188: How To Catch Trophy Trout Using Live Bait
35:18

If you want to catch your personal best speckled trout this year, then you aren't going to want to miss this episode on catching big trout. I go live with Capt. Peter Deeks on the water to walk through his exact steps for targeting gator trout with live bait (anything from pinfish to mullet). Enjoy!

Mar 24, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 21 - How God Used Fishing To Heal & Save This American Hero
43:54

James "Tony" Prescott isn't your normal guy. After losing a lung fighting for our country abroad, he begged to go back into battle in Afghanistan. But since he was already discharged and considered "disabled," it took an act of Congress to grant him permission to keep on fighting for America. Wait until you hear what happened to him the last time he went back to serve along with how fishing has helped clear his mind and heal him.

Mar 22, 2020
EP 187: How To Catch Striped Bass In Rivers
50:56

If you love catching striped bass then you've got to hear this special striped bass episode with Capt. Mitchell Blake of Fish IBX. Capt. Mitchell breaks down the best types of spots to find stripers, the best depths, time of year, water flow, lures, and bait. I personally learned a ton about catching bass. Enjoy!

Mar 19, 2020
EP 186: How To Catch Inshore Slams On Tough, Windy Days
39:07

The bad thing about fishing is that you can't choose the weather on the day you go fishing. And this can be incredibly frustrating on important days (like fishing in a tournament, taking kids out fishing, or entertaining clients). Salt Strong coaches Luke Simonds and Tony Acevedo had a similar experience this past weekend when an inshore fishing tournament (best redfish, snook, and trout total length) happened to have a nasty cold front come through (with 15+ MPH winds). Here's what they did to catch an inshore slam! Enjoy.

Mar 17, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 20 - The SIN Misconception: The Truth About Sinning
33:42

In this episode, pastor Johnny Kelly breaks down the difference between sin and moral wrong. This was an eye-opener for me and definitely had me re-thinking everything I knew about sin. You won't want to miss this one if you have a family. Enjoy.

Mar 15, 2020
EP 185: How To Transition From Bass Angler To Inshore Saltwater Angler
35:27

Let's face it, the majority of inshore saltwater anglers started off bass fishing. And although catching bass has some similarities to catching redfish, speckled trout, snook, and flounder, there are a handful of tips and tactics that you MUST know in order to succeed (without them, you'll probably fail). So we brought on ex-bass fisherman Tony Acevedo to share what he's learned in his transition from bass angler to pro inshore saltwater angler.

Mar 12, 2020
EP 184: The Slam Shady Story...
47:00

It's Slam Shady time! Yes, the custom paddletail swimbait lure that took the redfish, snook, flounder, and speckled trout crowd by storm, is on it's way to breaking a new world record. Find out the scientific reasons this lure is proven to catch so many fish along with many other questions anglers have had about the Slam Shady lure.

Mar 10, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 19 - We Found The Fishing Theme Park Property!!!
25:27

In this episode, Joe reveals the latest with the much anticipated Salt Strong fishing theme park, his new book, "The Chair" and how to get invited to the party. You won't want to miss this one!

Mar 08, 2020
EP 183: Monster Snook, Redfish, & Tarpon On Foot!
59:54

The Draggunning Junkie is in the house! If you're up for catching monster snook, redfish, tarpon, and even permit from shore, then you've got to hear this amazing story. I had an absolute blast interviewing Boris about his journey to dial in these big inshore fish from land, bridges, and piers. Enjoy!

Mar 05, 2020
EP 182: How To Catch Sheepshead On Fake Crabs!!!
42:44

It's sheepshead time!!! If you've ever targeting sheepshead, you know that they can be tough to catch on lures. It usually takes live shrimp or small fiddler crabs to consistently catch sheepshead. But all that changed when companys like Chase Baits USA starting coming out with realistic looking artificial crabs (like their Krusty Krab). Listen in as we hit the water LIVE to catch sheepshead using fake crabs. Enjoy!

Mar 03, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 18 - The Manual To Loving Yourself (Life Changing)
47:37

Did you know that there is a simple manual for loving yourself? More importantly, did you know that doing these simple four steps could be the answer you've been waiting for more happiness, fulfillment, and love in your life. Kamal's new book, How To Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, is a must read. You're going to love this one!

Mar 01, 2020
EP 181: The Redfish & Trout Myth...
40:38

In this episode, we bring on Capt. Judson "Jud" Brock of Eastern Angling to share how he's consistently catching redfish and trout in the winter. Jud shares some great tips on finding the feeding zones, best trout lures, and more. We also get into some of the conservation issues facing North Carolina (like Gill Netting). Enjoy.

Feb 27, 2020
EP 180: Trolling For Trout
44:44

LIVE!!! Check out this recent trip where Luke and I go trolling for trout. Not only did we catch a bunch of speckled seatrout, but we caught bluefish, spanish mackerel, and lizardfish. Lots of tight lines all using the Slam Shady lure in an idle zone! Watch as we break down the best types of spots for catching trout and much much more. You'll also get to learn how NOT to hold a fish for a picture...

Feb 25, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 17 - How To Never Fail In The Game Of Life...
30:39

Wow! This is a hard-hitting episode with special guest Pastor Johnny Kelly. He kicks it off with a super embarrassing story of something he did as a teenager and then ties in how "you will never stumble" or fail if you follow this simple principle from the Bible. Powerful message.

Feb 23, 2020
EP 179: Tanya The Charleston Redfish Slayer!
45:14

This is a great story of a female angler going all in on what she loves. Listen in Joe chats with redfish tournament angler (and Salt Strong Insider) Tanya Dowdy on her journey to becoming a consistent angler on the flats. They discuss everything from best redfish lures, winter fishing, how to fish the big tides, and more. Enjoy.

Feb 20, 2020
EP 178: Speckled Trout On Demand
29:29

If you love catching speckled trout, then you're going to love this episode. Luke and Joe go out on the water and film a LIVE fishing tutorial on how to catch loads of trout (and just get tight lines) without needing live bait. We cover the best fishing spots for speckled sea trout, what lures to catch to catch trout, and some other tips on getting everyone on your boat with tight lines. Enjoy.

Feb 18, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 16 - 4 Easy Steps To Get Out Of Any Rut In Life
24:27

If you are going through a tough time and feel like you're in a rut, then you've got to hear this. These are 4 steps that have proven time and time again to get things back on track (and create a TON of happiness in life). Do them and you will be shocked at what happens in your life. Enjoy.

Feb 16, 2020
EP 177: How To Catch Fish In Low-Tide, Tough Conditions
52:18

In this episode, Luke and Joe head out in a brand new spot during super low tide right after a nasty cold front. The goal was to catch redfish, snook, and trout. But as you'll hear, it was tough going with the conditions. Plus, the guys realized at the end that they should have just stuck with what they know... Enjoy.

Feb 13, 2020
EP 176: How To Fish Docks For Redfish
52:37

In this episode, the Salt Strong crew breaks down how to fish docks for redfish. They cover top redfish lures, best types of docks, what to look for on online maps, top dock fishing mistakes, and even break down a couple of spots and on the water game film. If you want to maximize your redfish strikes around docks, then you are going to love this.

Feb 11, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 15 - From Olympic Boxer To 60 Pounds Overweight To Godly Man
54:12

In this episode of Salt Strong UNCHURCHED, we have on Dr. Ben Rall to discuss how he went from training for the Olympics to 60lbs overweight to losing it all and becoming a better version of himself. I had never really heard of the term "body stewardship" prior to this interview, and now I'm consciously thinking about it. Enjoy.

Feb 09, 2020
EP 175: Fishing Spot Maps (Top Spot Review)
31:55

Have you ever used a fishing spot map? For years, we used to rely on these fishing maps (until we realized that there was a better way). So in this episode, Luke and I talk about the pros and cons of Top Spot Maps (one of the largest fishing spot maps out there). Enjoy.

Feb 06, 2020
EP 174: Inshore Gag Grouper & Snapper Secrets
01:08:30

In this episode, we have inshore grouper expert Todd Foucher (ex-Tampa Bay Inshore Fishing Guide) on to discuss how he's consistently catching nice inshore gag grouper (and snapper) year-round. Todd discusses his best bait for catching grouper, his grouper rigs, and other tips to go out there and get keep gags.

Feb 04, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 14 - Why Does God Let People & Things We Love, Die?
39:05

If you've ever struggled with the loss of a loved one or the loss of something you loved, and you couldn't understand why a God whose supposed to be fair and loving could take it from you, then you need to hear this. The topic is something that everyone has struggled with (even pastors), and in this episode we dig deep and share some hard-hitting stories.

Feb 02, 2020
EP 173: The Story Of The SeaHunter
51:21

Capt. Rob Fordyce is certainly one of the toughest fishermen around. Not only has he been competing at the highest level for longer than most anglers still in competition, but he continues to WIN. Find out how he became such a great angler, his biggest mistakes along the way (that you can learn from), and his best tips for weekend warrior anglers trying to become more consistent at catching fish.

Jan 30, 2020
EP 172: Sheepshead & Mangrove Snapper (ON DEMAND)
41:02

In this episode, Joe and Luke go LIVE on the water and reveal exactly how they get tight lines on sheepshead, mangrove snapper, sea bass, and other inshore saltwater fish on demand. They break down the best types of spots, the best bait (live shrimp), how to rig the shrimp for more strikes, and more. Stick around until the end as the camera takes a dive in the ocean!! This is definitely our most expensive podcast ever.

Jan 28, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 13 - How God Speaks To People Through Dreams!
37:18

God loves big dreams. And nothing excited HIM more than to see you accomplish them. Listen in as I meet with Pastor Johnny Kelly to discuss dreams, purpose, faith, and much more. Definitely a must-listen for 2020.

Jan 26, 2020
EP 171: Fishing World Records, Conservation, & Kids (IGFA)
54:37

Did you know that IGFA is WAY more than just an organization for keeping track of fishing world records? They are doing some really big things for conservation, getting kids fishing, and much much more. Listen in as Jason shares all of the great things we are doing (and how it impacts you as a fisherman).

Jan 23, 2020
EP 170: Why Most Saltwater Anglers FAIL (Top Mistake)
42:34

If you're a saltwater fisherman who isn't catching fish and getting tight lines every single trip, then you're going to love this episode. The guys from Salt Strong reveal the #1 mistake that holds most anglers back (including them for many years). Listen in as they discuss how to fix the issues and catch more saltwater fish in 2020.

Jan 21, 2020
UNCHURCHED EP 12 - What's "Your Word" For 2020?
34:16

Have you ever chosen a word to focus on for the year? I've had multiple people tell me that it has changed their life. So in this episode, I address how to pick your word, the best words, and how to make magic happen in your life. If you're looking for BIG changes in your life for 2020, then you're definitely going to want to hear this.

Jan 19, 2020
EP 169: Targeting Speckled Trout In 2020
01:04:32

It's speckled trout time!!! What an amazing interview with Capt. Matt Chipperfield (inshore saltwater fishing guide near Jacksonville, Florida who is putting his customers on some massive gator trout). We discuss how to target the big gator trout, becoming a consistent speckled trout angler, and much much more. Enjoy this one!

Jan 16, 2020
EP 168: Smart Fishing Spots (Catch 24X More Fish With These)
01:16:08

The dream of most anglers is to simply have tight lines, right? Let's face it, catching a state record fish is amazing, but for the majority of us, we just want to make sure we're getting strikes and feeling tugs on our line. There is nothing worse than spending a day (or even half day) on the water and catching nothing. That's why we're excited to share Smart Fishing Spots with you. Enjoy.

Jan 14, 2020
EP 167: The Fishing Theme Park...
37:29

We've talked quite a bit about the future of Salt Strong and the highly anticipated fishing theme park... so today I sit down and share some of the latest developments on the park, the reason WHY we are being called to start a family-focused fishing campus, and the impact this will make on America. Enjoy

Dec 31, 2019
EP 166: The Power Of A Fishing Picture...
01:18:49

In this episode, we have on professional fishing photographer Jessica Haydahl (Richardson) to talk all about outdoor photography, storytelling, and females doing big things in the outdoor industry. If you love fishing pictures and stories, then you'll love this episode.

Dec 26, 2019
EP 165: ROAD TRIP! Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, & Boats
39:01

In this episode, Luke and Joe Simonds record LIVE from the truck on the way home from the Florida Keys. They share what they learned fishing down there (for spanish mackerel, sharks, and tripletail), to what it's like living on a houseboat, to other fun things going on. Enjoy

Dec 24, 2019
UNCHURCHED EP 11 - "Merry Christmas" vs "Happy Holidays"
37:56

In this hard-hitting episode of UNCHURCHED, we discuss the implications of Merry Christmas vs Happy Holidays and the BIG PROBLEM underneath it all. If you've ever wondered what you should say at Christmas time, you've got to hear this episode!

Dec 22, 2019
EP 164: The 20-Year Old Fishing Captain Making A Big Splash!
01:03:32

Capt. Max McKinley starting guiding earlier than most young adults are getting out of school... and the wild part is that he didn't come from a family of fishermen (in fact his parents are big into fishing at all). Listen in to this young man's awesome story of dealing with being the new kid on the block to pursuing your dreams, to figuring out a new fishery.

Dec 19, 2019
EP 163: Inshore Gag Grouper & Quick Ways To Know If A Flat Has Redfish
01:05:54

In this episode, we have on Capt. Tyler Kapela (host of Discovering Water on the Discovery Channel) who's also a top fishing guide in the Tampa/St. Pete area. We discuss everything from the future of TV, to catching reds on the flats, to gag grouper in the winter to catching a grouper from his balcony! Fun interview indeed! Enjoy.

Dec 17, 2019
UNCHURCHED EP 10 - Anxiety Attacks: The Perfect Amount Of Alcohol, Sleep, & Caffeine
26:19

In this hard-hitting episode of Salt Strong Unchurched, Joe Simonds reveals how he's managed to find the right balance of alcohol and caffeine and still avoid the anxiety attacks that plagued him for over a decade. He also reveals a recent story where he had to breath his way out of an oncoming anxiety attack due to too much caffeine. Enjoy.

Dec 15, 2019
EP 162: How An Ex-Bass Angler Is Now Winning Inshore Saltwater Awards
52:32

In this episode, we get to hear fisherman Dave Otte's amazing story of transitioning from catching bass in Tennessee to moving closer to the saltwater in the Panhandle of Florida and having to figure out the inshore saltwater fishing game from scratch. If you've ever wanted to take your fishing game up a level, you're going to love this!

Dec 12, 2019
EP 161: Redfish, Trout, Snook, & Flounder (FALL & WINTER)
46:12

In this episode, we have Chief Fishing Coach Luke Simonds to discuss the best fishing spots and tips for catching redfish, speckled trout, snook, and flounder in the late fall and early winter. If you want to maximize your inshore saltwater fishing time this winter, definitely listen in to this one!

Dec 10, 2019
UNCHURCHED EP 9 - Jesus Walks (And Why You Should Too)
54:12

Did you know that not once did Jesus run, job, or even skip to where he needed to go. In fact, he even used a donkey (a slow walking animal) instead of a horse. Do you know why? It could be the answer you've been looking for to getting more out of life. Enjoy this hard-hitting episode of Salt Strong UNCHURCHED.

Dec 08, 2019
EP 160: Z-Man: Mark Zona On Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit Of Big Bass
50:01

The guy behind "World's Greatest Fishing Show" and now "Zona's Awesome Fishing Show" was an absolute blast to interview. It's no wonder doors keep opening up for this bass angler. Listen in as we discuss fishing, doing LIVE fishing shows, broadcast, fears, and much more.

Dec 05, 2019
EP 159: Catch, Cook, Rinse, Repeat with Capt. Moe Newman
50:37

In this podcast, we interview Capt. Moe Newman of Journey South Outfitters in Venice, Louisiana. Listen in as she shares her story of fishing with her dad, catching tuna, catching massive reds, working with her chef husband (who's also a captain), and the conservation issues they are facing in Louisiana.

Dec 03, 2019
UNCHURCHED EP 8 - The Truth About Anxiety & Depression
44:20

Wow! What a hard-hitting episode of Salt Strong Unchurched where we discuss the truths regarding anxiety, depression, God, and you. If you've ever had bouts with anxiety, depression, or a combination of both, you're not going to want to miss this episode. Thanks for the shares and feedback!

Dec 01, 2019
EP 158: The Future Of Salt Strong
28:01

We recently hit 10,000 Salt Strong Insider members and many are asking, "What's next for Salt Strong?" Co-founder Joe Simonds hits the microphone on a recent drive to share some exciting news on what's next in 2020 (and beyond)... including some teasers about the future fishing theme park!

Nov 28, 2019
EP 157: How To Use Your Fish Finder Like A Pro
55:10

Wow! What an episode! We brought on fish finder expert Neal Combs (the guy who trains Bass Pro and West Marine about fish finders and marine electronics) to discuss everything you need to know about fish finders/bottom finders/bottom machines. Neal shares the top mistakes he sees anglers making when it comes to using their fish finder, his favorite marine electronics, and more. Enjoy!

Nov 26, 2019
UNCHURCHED EP 7 - The #1 Thing Holding Most People Back From Happiness, Money, & Better Relationships
47:12

If you are looking for more happiness, fulfillment, money, and better relationships, then you don't want to miss this hard-hitting episode of Salt Strong UNCHURCHED. We cover forgiveness, stories of letting anger negatively impact our personal relationships, how holding a grudge keeps us from growing and making everything from more money to better relationships, and more.

Nov 24, 2019
EP 156: "Catching LUNKERS In People's Faces"
58:58

Lunkerdog is back!!! The angler who coined the phrases "Run That Dog" and "Catching Lunkers In People's Faces" is back on the show by popular demand. Listen in as we discuss Capt. Jeff Maggio's new podcast, funny fishing stories, and even a candid conversation about doing a live event. Enjoy!

Nov 21, 2019
EP 155: The One Fish That Changed Bill Dance's Life Forever...
50:57

What a story! I had the pleasure of having legendary angler (and fishing blooper king) Bill Dance on to share some really powerful stories about his career, some things that most people probably don't know about him, and even the fish that changed it all for Bill. Enjoy!

Nov 19, 2019
UNCHURCHED EP 6 - 3 Simple Steps To Find Your PURPOSE In Life
56:26

In this hard-hitting episode of UNCHURCHED, Joe and pastor Johnny tell some real world stories of struggling with purpose and meaning as it relates to our lives. If you've ever wanted a simple formula to help find your purpose in life, you'll love this 3-part process.

Nov 17, 2019
EP 154: 300+ Fishing Records. 760+ Species. All From This One Fisherman...
02:43:05

Wow what a story! Patrick Sebile could very well be one of the best anglers in the world. With over 300 fishing records, 760+ different documented fish species caught, and countless lure, rod, and hook design inventions, he's done more in the fishing world that most ever dream of. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Patrick to hear his amazing story. We cover everything from him getting bullied as a kid, how fishing helped him with his confidence, how he was designing fishing rods before he could drive, and how he's been able to think like a fish. Enjoy

Nov 14, 2019
EP 153: How To Catch GATOR TROUT In The Fall/Winter
48:58

If you love catching big speckled trout then you're going to love this episode with The Speckled Truth founder Chris Bush. We break down the best areas, best lures, and best moon phases to target gator trout on the flats this fall and early winter. And it's all from the fisherman who has more speckled trout data on these thick gator trout than anybody else. Enjoy.

Nov 12, 2019
UNCHURCHED EP 5 - How To Avoid Getting Divorced (And Save Your Marriage)
49:47

In this episode, Pastor Johnny and Joe share their own personal struggled with marriage, tips for a happier marriage, and thoughts on divorce. Definitely a must-listen to episode if you desire a happier marriage.

Nov 10, 2019
EP 152: Are You Willing To Fight For Fishing Like This?
59:01

In this episode, I interview Capt. Benny Blanco where we discuss how he and the guys from Captains for Clean Water are doing everything in their power to restore clean water to our estuaries. He shares the battles, the tough discussions with politicians, the big problems, and some education on what's really going on. We also discuss his new fishing show Guiding Flow and how he's using that to help our waterways.

Nov 07, 2019
EP 151: How To Quit Your Job, Live In A RV, & Get Paid To Fish
01:09:22

In this episode, Robert Fields (from the fishing show Field Trips with Robert Fields) shares his hard-hitting story of losing his job, girlfriend, and close family member all at the same time which opened the door to stop chasing zeros and pursue happiness. He shares how he went from not ever fishing at all to becoming pretty consistent at kayak fishing to now getting paid to fish. You definitely don't want to miss this episode!

Nov 05, 2019
UNCHURCHED EP 4 - Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen To Good People?
53:30

This could be one of the tougher questions we face as humans... If there is a God, why does he let bad things happen to good people? This is a daunting question (and probably the main reason atheists exist). So in this episode, we share some personal stories of loss, suffering, and pain to explain why God lets bad things happen to his children.

Nov 03, 2019
EP 150: How To Master A New Inshore Area (Even A New State)
01:15:21

If you've ever wondered the secret to catching loads of inshore saltwater fish (like redfish, snook, speckled trout, flounder, and tarpon) in a brand new area then you're going to love this episode. Capt. Jay Withers moved from Ohio (where he was a bass fisherman) and set his sights on learning the waters down here in Florida so well that he could be a full-time guide. He shares his amazing story on how he did it. Enjoy.

Oct 31, 2019
EP 149: How To Catch 1,000 Goliath Grouper
01:00:48

In this episode, we brought on Capt. Ben Chancey from Chew On This to discuss how he's been able to catch so many Goliath Grouper (to the point he makes it look easy). Capt. Ben has now gone on to catch over 1,000 Goliath Grouper (even some from kayaks, paddleboards, and other small floatation devices. Enjoy this one!

Oct 29, 2019
UNCHURCHED EP 3 - GOD vs Evolution vs Science
54:54

In this hard-hitting episode of Salt Strong Unchurched, we cover a question that so many of us struggle with... If God is real, what's the deal with the theory of evolution and science that goes against Christianity? Why do some scientists claim God can't exist? We brought on Pastor Johnny Kelly to discuss. Enjoy and we'd love your feedback.

Oct 27, 2019
EP 148: Healing Heroes Through Kayak Fishing
53:50

In this episode, we have on Aric from Heroes on the Water to share all of the amazing things they are doing to heal (and even save lives) through kayak fishing. Their organization is taking veterans, active military duty, police officers, firefighters, and all other heroes. Enjoy.

Oct 24, 2019
EP 147: SMART FISHING TIDES (New Tide Tool Predicts Best Fishing Times)
46:36

Want to catch more inshore saltwater fish on your next trip? Want someone to take all of the guesswork out of finding the best day and time to fish (to maximize the amount of strikes you get)? Then you've got to hear about this new fishing tide and forecast website called Smart Fishing Tides. It's custom built for inshore anglers targeting redfish, speckled trout, snook, flounder, mangrove snapper, and more.

Oct 22, 2019
UNCHURCHED EP 2 - Why Church? Can It Really Help Me? Prove It...
47:37

For many years I struggled with church. Some were boring. Some churches seemed to be all about the money. Some churches seemed stuck on rituals (forgetting that their members came seeking help, support, and love). So I brought on pastor Johnny Kelly to discuss another hard-hitting topic... Why Church?

Oct 20, 2019
EP 146: The Truth About Freedom Boat Club (And Why I Joined)
56:54

I first heard about Freedom Boat Club a couple years ago. A few of our Salt Strong members had sold their boats (after many years of frustration dealing with things breaking, long lines at boat ramps, etc) to join a boat club. I was skeptical at first, but the more I kept hearing about it, the more curious I became. Finally, I drove down to the local Freedom Boat Club here in Winter Haven, FL and asked for a tour. Here's what I discovered...

Oct 17, 2019
EP 145: How Fishing Stories Helped This Angler Quit His Job & Start A Fishing TV Show
58:43

What a story!!! Listen in as angler Ronnie Green shares how losing his mother ended up opening up doors for him to quit his job and pursue his love for fishing. Not only that, but he landed his very own fishing TV show that has become one of the fastest growing shows out there. If you thought fishing stories were powerful, you haven't heard anything yet. Enjoy

Oct 15, 2019
UNCHURCHED EP 1 - Is God Real?
01:14:15

Over the last year of doing these podcasts we've had numerous questions come up about Faith. In particular, confusion and hard-hitting questions about God, church, Christianity, etc. This is a pat of my life that I've struggled with (in terms of clear answers) so I'm setting out to interview pastors and other experts who can give us simple answers to Faith through stories. I hope you enjoy this first episode with pastor Johnny Kelley. His story is pretty amazing. Please give me feedback on how to make these Unchurched episodes even better.

Oct 13, 2019
EP 144: How To Get Paid To Fish In College (Legally)
53:13

Every college kid's dream is to be able to make some extra dough on the side doing something they love. How about getting paid to fish? This was impossible just twenty years ago, but with the rise of the Internet, young fishermen like Tyler Anderson have found ways to get paid to do what they love... fishing.

Oct 10, 2019
EP 143: Wade Fishing For Trout, Snook, & Redfish In The Fall/Winter
01:03:46

Wader Dave is back by popular demand! With fall weather quickly approaching, many Salt Strong audience members have been asking for wade fishing tips (in particular for redfish, snook, and trout). So we brought back on fellow Salt Strong Insider Wader Dave (the guy who wade fishes 220+ days per year). Listen in as Dave discusses his fall and winter tactics, best fishing lures for wading, and more.

Oct 08, 2019
EP 142: Catching Fish, Changing Lives (Take A Kid Fishing)
50:02

What a story! Will Dunn from Take A Kid Fishing grew up a bit of a tough upbringing... he's been struck by lightning, shot, and bit by a rattlesnake... all signs from God that he needed to change his ways. Now he's making a massive impact with underprivileged kids through fishing. Enjoy!

Oct 03, 2019
EP 141: Custom Fishing Rods (How To Build Your Own Rods)
01:04:31

It's custom fishing rod time! In this episode, we have Black Pelican Custom Rod owner Brandon Elinich to break down everything that goes into making your own rods. Brandon shares the biggest mistakes most anglers make when building their own rods, the best materials, the best rod blanks, and all of the tools you need. Enjoy and tight lines!

Oct 01, 2019
EP 140: Best Fishing Lure Size (For Different Depths, Seasons, Etc)
44:30

If you've ever wondered what is the best fishing lure size for different applications, the guys from Salt Strong break down what lure sizes work best for different depths, seasons, species, and more. This is primarily focused for inshore saltwater species such as redfish, snook, speckled trout, tarpon, and flounder. Tight lines!

Sep 26, 2019
EP 139: How An 8th Grader Is Changing Lives Through Fishing
49:59

Do you believe fishing can bring relief to your life? Well eighth-grader Jake Klopfenstein is bringing relief to pediatric cancer patients and their families through fishing. This is an amazing story of a young boy who watched his friend pass away from cancer and wanted to made a difference. Listen in as Jake and his mom Toni share their story of how Angling for Relief was born.

Sep 24, 2019
EP 138: Meet The REDFISH ASSASSIN...
47:40

If you want to hear how a weekend warrior goes from being decent at catching trout and redfish to entering his first major tournament and winning it (plus numerous others), then you're going to love this story about Kalon Johnson (the "Redfish Assassin"). Listen in as we discuss some of his best lures, tricks, and advice on catching more redfish.

Sep 19, 2019
EP 137: Smart Fishing Spots (Shortcut To Finding New Spots Fast)
55:19

What a power-packed episode! If you've been struggling at all (even slightly) to find new inshore saltwater fishing spots, then you've got to hear this episode. The Salt Strong fishing team sheds some light on the steps they use to find new spots incredibly fast.

Sep 17, 2019
EP 136: Snook Fishing Tips With The Captain Who's Landed Over 300,000 Snook!
01:21:16

The Mad Snooker is known as one of the top snook anglers in Florida. He's been fishing for snook since he was a youngster and now has over 80,000 snook under his personal belt (that he's personally caught and logged), along with over 220,000 snook that his customers and friends has while fishing with him. Either way you slice it, this dude knows a thing or two about fishing for snook (and catching tons of them). Listen in as Capt. Dave Pomerleau (The Mad Snooker) discusses what he's learned about snook fishing over the past forty years.

Sep 12, 2019
EP 135: Valentine Thomas - From Drowning As A Kid To Anxiety Attacks To Spearfishing
01:29:12

Can you imagine drowning at age 14, fearing the ocean and never wanting to go near it, to one day quitting your job as attorney to become a professional spearfisherwoman? Valentine Thomas can. And along the way she had to deal with debilitating anxiety attacks, living in her car, and countless shark encounters. Listen in as she shares her amazing story of overcoming fear and dreaming BIG!

Sep 10, 2019
EP 134: Healing Vets Through Fishing At My Warrior's Place
01:15:44

I'll be honest, I had goosebumps for most of this interview... from the almost unbelievable miracles of the signs she received from God to seeing her son talk to her through billboards to the orbs that showed up in photographs, this is a really amazing story. Listen in as Kelly Kowall from My Warrior's Place shares her amazing story.

Sep 05, 2019
EP 133: The #1 Saltwater Fishing Lure Of All Time
01:05:39

In this episode, the Salt Strong brothers break down the #1 most versatile saltwater fishing lure ever made. The one lure capable of catching more species of saltwater fish than any other lure. Plus, this fishing lure is one of the most simple to rig and use. Anyone can catch fish using it! Enjoy.

Sep 03, 2019
EP 132: Capt. George Gozdz: From The Emergency Room To His Own Fishing Show
01:00:16

In this episode, Capt. George Gozdz, host of the new hit fishing TV show "Unfathomed" (and past host of the Reel Time Florida Sportsman show), talks about how fishing has changed his life and how he's been able to impact others. From long 12-hour days in the Emergency Room to long days out on the water, George shares his really cool story. Enjoy

Aug 29, 2019
EP 131: Transforming "Kids At Risk" Through Fishing & The Outdoors
48:41

In this episode, Jovan McNeill from Cloud 9 Outdoor (a mentorship and education based non-profit focused on getting high-risk kids outside fishing), shares his amazing story of growing up without a dad in his life, what fishing meant to he and his mom, and why he decided go pour his love into kids in his area.

Aug 27, 2019
EP 130: The Day I Got Cancer (How To Create A New Life)
54:57

I got to be honest, the day a nurse told me that I had cancer was a really tough one for me... something I'll never forget. But looking back, I can see how that low time in my life was one of the biggest blessings I ever received from God. Listen in as I discuss how I dealt with it and a personal 30-day challenge I have for you that could alter your life for good.

Aug 22, 2019
EP 129: Is Technology Killing Fishing?
51:54

In this episode, we tackle the hard-hitting topic of technology and it's impact on fishing. Are all of these shortcuts, online maps, and cheat-sheets helping or hurting the industry? At what point do we go too far in terms of fishing technology? Listen in as we weigh in our candid thoughts.

Aug 20, 2019
EP 128: Kristine Fischer (Cashing Fishing Checks In A Male Dominated Sport)
54:29

The Midwest FisherGal is awesome! What a fun time having the pleasure to interview Kristine Fischer (yes, that is her real last name as a professional angler). Kristine walked away from a lucrative job in order to pursue fishing full time. She breaks down everything from having to compete with mostly all men, the tough times, the mistakes, the moments she'll never forget, and some great life lessons we can all benefit from. Enjoy and tight lines.

Aug 15, 2019
EP 127: Marty Zoffinger: The Amazing Story Of A Kayaker Who Refused To Give Up
01:33:38

What a story! In this episode, we get to spend a day with Marty Zoffinger, the kayak angler who started a massive YouTube channel sharing what he loves... kayaking, woodworking, boating, and making the best of everything. Listen in as we discuss his ups and downs, a few failures that turned into blessings, and how he's built a following of incredibly loyal fans and kayak customers.

Aug 13, 2019
EP 126: Meet One Of The Top Spearfishmen In The World (Cameron Kirkconnell)
56:22

30+ spearfishing world records and counting... Cameron Kirkconnell has already accomplished so much, yet he's really just getting started. Listen in as we talk about his transition into one of the biggest spearfishing guide businesses, lessons learned, his most memorable spearfishing trips, and what's next...

Aug 08, 2019
EP 125: Using Fishing To Help Cure Childhood Cancer
35:23

I've got to be honest, I got a little teary-eyed on this interview... Listen in as college student Savannah Billett discusses how she is using fishing to help cure the most common form of childhood cancer. We take a deep dive into how this all came about, we meet some of the young kids with cancer who have made a massive impact on her, and her big plans for the future. Definitely a must-listen to episode.

Aug 06, 2019
EP 124: How To Maximize Your Fish Catching Time In The Florida Keys
48:15

Want to know how to create an amazing fishing trip in the Florida Keys? Regardless if you're lobstering, targeting snook and tarpon, or going after mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel, Capt. Mark "Hollywood" Johnson has you covered. Listen in as he talks about how to best maximize your fishing time in the Florida Keys.

Aug 01, 2019
EP 123: April Vokey (From Fly Girl to Angler Mum to Giving Back To The World)
01:20:46

Perhaps one of the most well-know female fly anglers in the world, April Vokey has been disrupting the fishing industry for many years. So in this episode, Joe sits down face to face with April to cover everything from her days of barely paying the bills, to getting her own TV show, to the hate on social media, to the "Instagram fishing girls," to being a mum, to giving back. Enjoy!

Jul 30, 2019
EP 122: How To Catch More Flounder (In All Four Seasons)
48:38

It's flounder fishing time again! In this episode, we bring on flounder expert Capt. Jot Owens (Wilmington, NC) to share his best tips, tricks, and baits for catching more flounder (year-round). Capt. shares the biggest mistakes he sees most inshore anglers making when it comes to catching big flounder (along with some other priceless doormat tips). Enjoy.

Jul 25, 2019
EP 121: Best Saltwater Inshore Fishing Equipment (Training #3)
32:57

Are you sick and tired of not knowing what saltwater fishing equipment you really need (and what you can avoid), then listen in as Tony and Luke (Salt Strong fishing coaches) discuss the best saltwater inshore fishing equipment (from kayaks to lures to reels to accessories).

Jul 23, 2019
EP 120: Inshore Saltwater Fishing Pro Tactics (Training #2)
38:21

In this training #2 of 3, Luke and Tony from Salt Strong answer top questions from weekend warrior inshore anglers on the best tactics to catch more redfish, snook, speckled trout, flounder, tarpon, etc. If you aren't catching as many fish as you'd like then definitely listen in to this episode.

Jul 18, 2019
EP 119: How To Find More Inshore Fishing Spots (Training #1)
36:19

Want to be able to find more inshore fishing spots for redfish, snook, speckled trout, and flounder? Then listen in to this training 1 of 3 with Luke and Tony from Salt Strong. They answer audience questions on how to find productive new spots fast.

Jul 16, 2019
EP 118: The Functional Alcoholic - Month 3 Of My Alcohol Test (RESULTS)
46:45

If you've ever thought you might be drinking too much, then is a must-listen to episode. I break down some of my issues with alcohol, some pretty embarrassing stories, along with the results from the first 3- month of my alcohol test (best news is that you don't have to quit drinking... unless you need to...) Enjoy.

Jul 11, 2019
EP 117: Inshore Fishing For Toddlers "Hooked On Family"
01:00:44

Ever heard of a toddler catching tarpon, bonefish, and snook? If you've ever wanted to get your kids (or young grandkids) into fishing, then you're going to love this episode. We have Capt. Scott Brown to discuss how he's getting his entire family out having an absolute blast on the water (even his 3-year old and infant). Enjoy!

Jul 09, 2019
EP 116: How To Get Your Wife (Or Girlfriend) To Love Fishing As Much As You!
58:47

If you've ever been frustrated that your wife, girlfriend, or significant other doesn't like fishing (or maybe doesn't "get it" at all), then you've got to hear this. Capt. Leiza Fitzgerald does a great job of explaining some simple tricks to get your spouse or girlfriend on board and having fun. Enjoy.

Jul 04, 2019
EP 115: The Father & Son Fishing Team The Entire World Is Talking About!
01:20:14

What a story! If you love fishing, family, and hearing about fathers getting to do amazing things with their kids, then you're going to love this. Mark and Michael Cowart (Team Shallowtails) are doing some BIG things in the redfish tournament space. Enjoy!

Jul 02, 2019
EP 114: Snook & Pinfish Heaven!
33:31

What an experience! Luke and I had the opportunity to tag along with the FWC for a day out on the field. We dragged seine nets, took samples, and saw more baby pinfish and juvenile snook than we could shake a stick at! Definitely some exciting news for the future of our inshore fishing waterways. Enjoy.

Jun 27, 2019
EP 113: HELP!!!
41:48

Hey Salt Strong Nation! We recently had to make a tough decision and we need your help... if you've enjoyed any of our content (from the podcast to our YouTube channel to our courses to our club to our saltwater fishing tips), then we'd love your support in keeping this Salt Strong MOVEMENT growing at rapid speed. Thank you again for all of the love and support. We can't do it without YOU.

Jun 25, 2019
EP 112: Will They Say This About YOU (At Your Funeral)?
39:33

Have you ever thought about what people would say at your funeral? Did you make a difference? Did you make an impact? Did you leave a lasting legacy? If you want to know one of the big keys to happiness (and to help create a fishing legacy in your life), then you've got to hear this!

Jun 20, 2019
EP 111: The Story Behind A Florida Fishing Reel Start-Up
59:49

Ever heard of Florida Fishing Products? If you haven't, you will. These young entrepreneurs are doing some great things in the saltwater fishing space (including giving back and making an impact for the future of our fisheries). Awesome story!

Jun 18, 2019
EP 110: How Sunscreen Can Kill Fishermen... Literally
01:01:54

If you spend any amount of time out in the sun, you're going to want to hear this. As someone who was shocked to learn that many sunscreens were were actually causing more cancer than they were helping prevent (after I was diagnosed with melanoma), I have always been intrigued by what is actually contained in sunscreen and sunblock. I'd love your thoughts after you listen to this.

Jun 13, 2019
EP 109: How To Avoid Getting Skunked While Fishing
54:09

Want to know the secrets to avoid getting skunked while fishing? Then listen in as we discuss what we've been up to the last few months... building the ultimate skunk prevention online course. Tight lines!

Jun 11, 2019
EP 108: Fishing Will Die If We Don't Fix This...
41:21

Want to know the scariest thing facing the fishing industry? Although we are faced with many big issues (like water quality problems, fishing access problems, overfishing of certain species, etc), nothing compares to this... definitely a must listen to episode (please SHARE)

Jun 06, 2019
EP 107: How Science Helps Determine Fish Harvesting Rules & Regulations
01:03:24

Ever wanted to know how fishing wildlife management make decisions on how many fish you can harvest? In this interview with FWC Fisheries Biologist Eric Weather, we take a deep dive into the the relationship between science and fishing. A must-listen to episode for any serious saltwater fisherman.

Jun 04, 2019
EP 106: How To Catch An Inshore Slam Under Pressure
56:13

What an episode!!! If you're serious about catching more inshore slams (redfish, speckled trout, snook) then you've got to hear this interview with pro tournament angler Derek Engel. He breaks down his formula for fishing a tournament and making sure the odds are in his favor to catch fish under pressure. So many lessons in this episode. Enjoy!

May 30, 2019
EP 105: The Future Of Recreational Boating & Fishing
48:14

In this episode, we have Stephanie Vatalaro, the Senior VP of Marketing & Communications for the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, on the show to discuss some of their big initiatives, challenges, and goals to get more Americans out boating and fishing.

We discuss the Making Waves campaign, the "60 in 60" campaign, and what they are doing to make an impact through TakeMeFishing.org

May 28, 2019
EP 104: Fishing "Captain's Collective"
01:02:45

In this episode, we have Hunter Leavine, one of the three creators behind "Captains Collective" podcast to discuss how they are building a brand around gathering knowledge, wisdom, and stories from fishing captains and other industry leaders.

May 23, 2019
EP 103: The Path To 60 Million Anglers In America...
01:03:29

In this episode we have on Liz Ogilvie, the VP & Chief Marketing Officer at the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), to discuss the "60 in 60" campaign, the biggest challenges we face as a country as fishermen, the biggest opportunities, and a deep dive into everything that the American Sportfishing Association is doing to further fishing opportunities in America.

May 21, 2019
EP 102: How To Land Your Dream Job (In The Fishing Industry)
46:09

In this episode, Joe Simonds (from Salt Strong), shares some candid feedback on the exact steps to land your dream job, to impress any employer, and some tricks to making a massive impact. Enjoy!

May 16, 2019
EP 101: Fishing, Gone?
01:08:54

In this episode, we have on author Sid Dobrin to discuss his new book, "Fishing Gone," that discusses the biggest challenges we face as fishermen (along with some ideas on how we can improve fishing for future generations and save the ocean through fishing).

May 14, 2019
EP 100: 3 Secrets To Eliminate Anxiety Attacks & Depression (Without Drugs)
59:49

If you've ever suffered from an anxiety attack, panic attack, or any form of depression, then you don't want to miss this episode. After the first discussion on anxiety attacks and alcohol, I received an overwhelming response to dive deeper... to discuss the exact breathing techniques and other tricks to eliminate anxiety attacks. Enjoy and please SHARE!

May 09, 2019
EP 99: Best Way To Get Your Boating Captain's License
01:02:28

If you've ever dreamed of having your captain's license (or being a full-time charter captain or fishing guide), then you'll definitely want to listen in to this one with Capt. Thom Ray. And even if you don't want to be a captain, this episode is slam-packed of awesome stories and good nuggets.

May 07, 2019
EP 98: Deep Sea Fishing Mistakes...
43:28

If you want to avoid looking like a complete offshore deep sea fishing newbie (and catch more fish), then listen in as we talk all about everything we learned from a recent 2-day offshore fishing trip.

May 02, 2019
EP 97: Fluke Fishing Mastery (With John Skinner)
43:51

If you love catching fluke (aka flounder in some parts of America), then you don't want to miss this amazing episode with the fluke fishing legend himself, John Skinner. We discuss his brand new online course (Fluke Mastery), the best areas to find the BIG fluke (flounder), and some other tips on targeting fluke this year. Enjoy!

Apr 30, 2019
EP 96: Why We Lose A Football Field Per Day Of Seagrass....
55:49

In this episode, we have seagrass expert Beau Williams on to reveal everything you could possibly want to know about seagrass and it's role in a healthy estuary (and any healthy fishing grounds for that matter). If you're a serious fisherman, you don't want to miss this one!

Apr 25, 2019
EP 95: Red Snapper Fishing (Everything You Need To Know)
01:02:55

If you love catching red snapper, then you're going to love this episode with Capt. Dylan Hubbard (from the famous Hubbard's Marina) breaking down everything you could possibly need to know about fishing for red snapper. We talk about best baits, best areas to find big red snapper, the new regulations, venting, and much more. Tight lines!

Apr 23, 2019
EP 94: Permit, Cubera Snapper, and Pompano (All Surf Fishing)!!!
58:58

There's beach fishing for a couple small fish and then there's extreme surf fishing for trophy fish like 30+ lb permit, monster pompano, and even cubera snapper! If you went to get the low down on how pro angler (and maker of the hot-selling Riggs by Couture) Caleb Couture catching so many big fish from the surf, then you've got to tune into this episode.

Apr 18, 2019
EP 93: The Funniest Fishing Captain In America (AnglerUp With Brant)
50:15

It's AnglerUp With Brant time! I remember seeing this guy doing his famous "Negative Fisherman" parody and laughing like crazy. He's constantly putting out really funny content (usually based on true stories from his charter customers). You'll get to hear how his business exploded, how he gets millions of views on his videos, and what's in the future for this entertaining fisherman.

Apr 16, 2019
EP 92: How Alcohol & Anxiety Attacks Almost Took My Life...
52:19

In this hard-hitting (and emotional) episode, Joe Simonds from Salt Strong shares some of his past struggles with anxiety attacks (aka panic attacks), alcohol, the curse of social media, along with the simple trick that finally ended his anxiety attacks for good. Buckle up as this one is deep.

Apr 11, 2019
EP 91: How To Restore Seagrass In Mosquito Lagoon
36:56

Did you know that Mosquito Lagoon used to be ranked #1 out of the 28 National Registered Lagoons and now it's ranked #28 (LAST PLACE)? What's sad is that most of the destruction has happened in the last 10 years... but it's not too late. In fact, our guest today (Tom Doerr) has found a way to bring millions of seagrass back to into the Lagoon. Please listen (and take action) on this critically important episode.

Apr 09, 2019
EP 90: Meet The FishAholic...
01:05:32

In this episode, we have on Rich J. (aka FishAholic Fishing on YouTube) to discuss striper fishing, bluefish, travel, surfcasting, Florida, and how you get to be known as a FishAholic. Listen in to this fun episode (and some great tips on finding new fishing spots)

Apr 04, 2019
EP 89: Surf Fishing Tactics (With Bama Beach Bum)
49:06

In this episode, we have on Matt (aka Bama Beach Bum) to discuss his journey from being a bass guy (who had never fished from the beach in his life) to going full-time as a surf fishing guide. We talk about family, fishing, and his amazing story of helping others create memories out on the water. You'll love this one.

Apr 02, 2019
EP 88: Shrimp Fishing (Academy of Shrimping)
01:24:57

In this episode, we have on Capt. Lee Noga, the female shrimp fisherman who's disrupting the shrimping world one day at a time... listen in as we discuss the challenges she's faced as a female shrimper, her patented shrimp light, along with her big goals to get more families out shrimping.

Mar 28, 2019
EP 87: GATOR TROUT: Catching Big Specks With The Speckled Truth
48:55

In this episode, we have one of the best speckled trout anglers in all of Texas on the show to discuss everything you'd want to know about catching big gator trout. From his "Dirty 30" award to his dad catching 12,000 trout, to the wicked awesome data he's gathering about these big trout. You're going to love this one!

Mar 26, 2019
EP 86: The Science Behind Florida's Water Quality Issues (State Of Denial)
50:24

In this episode, we interview filmmaker Clay Kraski, who is about to release the hard-hitting documentary "Florida, State Of Denial." We discuss everything from who's at fault, how this happened, dirty politics, and some solutions.

Mar 21, 2019
EP 85: The Billion Oyster Project (The Quest For One Billion Oysters)
42:39

In this episode, we have the pleasure of interviewing Liz from the Billion Oyster Project and Mike from the Nature Conservancy. They discuss how New York used to be the oyster capital of the world, what caused the downfall, and what they are doing about it (and how other cities can do the same). Awesome episode with some really powerful information on the importance of oyster reefs.

Mar 19, 2019
EP 84: Topwater Fishing with Topwater Trev
50:10

From a lead singer who opened for big named bands that the entire world adored to going down the path of fishing for a living, Topwater Trev has BIG dreams and isn't going to let anything get in his way. The coolest part is that he just picked up fishing again not that long ago, and it's amazing to see how far he's come in a short time. Enjoy.

Mar 12, 2019
EP 83: Why This Fishing YouTuber Walked Away From Medical School To Fish
47:02

This story is almost like something out of a movie... young man has to decide to become a doctor (like his parents and most of society tells him is best for him) or to fish for a living... and chooses to fish. Listen in as we hear Viktor from Landshark Outdoor's full story on how he went from a student to full-time angler.

Mar 06, 2019
EP 82: The Biggest Fishing Misconception (That Hurts Most Anglers)
01:00:13

In this episode, we have a candid discussion about one of the biggest misconceptions to fishing... the belief that the answer to catching more fish (and becoming a more consistent fisherman) is simply spending more time on the water. Listen in as we discuss what we've discovered after coaching thousands of anglers.

Feb 27, 2019
EP 81: The End Of Facebook Fishing Groups...
54:07

In this episode, Luke and Joe Simonds (founders of the largest private saltwater Facebook fishing group) discuss what they are seeing behind the scenes that gives them worry the end is in sight for many of these social fishing groups... Enjoy

Feb 19, 2019
EP 80: 1Fish2Fish (Meet The Chip & Joanna Gaines Of The Fishing World)
44:21

In this episode, we chat with Jeff and Kristi Anderson of 1Fish2Fish about inshore fishing, adventure, and inspiring others to fish (especially women anglers). You'll get to hear how they got started fishing, their goals, some funny stories, along with with some Outer Banks and Virginia inshore fishing tips for winter.

Feb 12, 2019
EP 79: Living On A Fishing Island For 31 Days...
29:31

In this episode, Joe Simonds from Salt Strong reveals the stress, excitement, and adventure of leaving everything behind for 31 days to live on a small fishing island with no cars, no stores, and nothing to do but fish, write, drink beer, and film videos.

Feb 05, 2019
EP 78: Fishing With Lawson Lindsey
52:09

In this episode, we have the pleasure of talking with fishing YouTuber Lawson Lindsey. We've been following Lawson's explosive growth for many years and it was great to hear his story, talk about this amazing fishing adventures, his best fishing memories, and the future... Enjoy.

Jan 29, 2019
EP 77: Bass Fishing (Winter Time Tactics For Central Florida Bass)
58:30

In this episode, we have on Guy Harvey Resort bass pro Capt. Scott Taylor to talk all about catching largemouth bass this winter (in particular, central Florida bass). Listen in as we talk about pro tactics, where the bass are most likely to be found, how to catch them, along with some great fishing stories.

Jan 22, 2019
EP 76: The Future Of Fishing TV Shows
01:14:01

In this episode, we have on Tom Rowland (host and producer of Saltwater Experience) to discuss where he believes fishing television is headed, how the TV networks are responding, how the fishing sponsors are responding, and how the TV show producers are responding. Listen in now.

Jan 15, 2019
EP 75: The State Of The Fishing Union (2019)
42:12

In this episode, Salt Strong co-founder Joe Simonds drops his predictions on what we can all expect to change both in the Salt Strong fishing community and in the fishing world in general.

Jan 09, 2019
EP 74: The Shocking Fishing Lesson From A Non-Fishing Investment Banker
43:24

In this episode, we share some stories that we've never told anyone (minus our family and a couple employees). Listen in as Joe Simonds reveals some big "aha" moments over the past year including a critical fishing lesson from an investment banker. Tight lines!

Dec 30, 2018
EP73: Urban Fishing "The Brooklyn Fishing Club"
53:26

In this episode, we talk with Victor Lucia, the founder of the Brooklyn Fishing Club, to talk about the explosive growth and popularity of urban fishing. From having to carry your fishing rods through the subway, to hairy situations in the East River, to turf wars... this is an episode you don't want to miss.

Dec 24, 2018
EP 72: The Gale Force Twins (The Offshore Female Captain Duo)
52:57

In this episode, we have Emily and Amanda Gale (The Gale Force Twins) on to discuss their journey of competing in college sports at the University of Miami to going pre-med and walking away from becoming doctors to pursuing fishing full-time down in the Florida Keys.

Dec 18, 2018
EP 71: The Rise Of Cami Cakes (Female Angler Gone Pro)
41:08

In this episode, we have Cami Mantilla (aka Cami Cakes on Instagram) on to talk about how she got into fishing, how she's exploded over the last two years, her new fishing company, and her big plans for the future. Definitely a must listen to for anyone inspiring to do big things in the fishing industry.

Dec 11, 2018
EP 70: The $50,000 Fishing Investment...
33:58

In this episode, we cover the power of fishing networks (including a $50,000 investment we made to leapfrog other fishing companies). You'll learn why fishing networks are critical if you want to become more consistent at fishing.

Dec 04, 2018
EP 69: The #1 Saltwater Fishing Boat In America...
50:31

In this episode we have Capt. Mark Johnson (aka "Hollywood") on the show to discuss saltwater fishing boats. In particular, the best overall boats for fishing, family, and being incredibly versatile. We discuss what to look for when buying boats, the biggest mistakes fishermen make when it comes to buying a boat, along with some other great conversations. Enjoy.

Nov 27, 2018
EP 68: Bowfishing 101
37:06

In this episode, we have Capt. Travis Lanphar to talk all about saltwater bowfishing. We discuss everything from bowfishing tips, techniques, gear, and safety. If you've ever wanted to get into bowfishing, this is a must listen to episode. Tight lines!

Nov 20, 2018
EP 67: Fishing Education In America (The Future)
38:46

In this episode, Joe Simonds from Salt Strong breaks down the biggest problems facing the fishing education space, some other issues hurting the fishing industry from growing, and along with a few remedies... Enjoy and tight lines

Nov 14, 2018
EP 66: How To Catch An Inshore Slam After A Cold Front
38:53

In this Fish Strong episode, we break down the three most critical pieces to consistently catching inshore slams (redfish, snook, speckled trout, and flounder) right after a cold front. If you want to catch more fish this fall and winter, then definitely listen to this entire interview (and make sure to watch the videos that are discussed in this episode). Tight lines!

Nov 06, 2018
EP 65: Why We Are NOT YouTubers...
14:53

In this episode, the Salt Strong brothers (Joe and Luke Simonds) discuss the main reasons why they decided NOT to become YouTubers. As a fishing company that is constantly cranking out fishing videos, the question comes up time and time again... and it all has to do with the MISSION of Salt Strong. Enjoy

Oct 30, 2018
EP 64: The 90/10 Fishing Rule (Must-Know For Serious Anglers)
36:40

In this episode of the Fish Strong podcast, Joe Simonds (one of the co-founders of Salt Strong) reveals how the 90/10 fishing rule had a massive impact on the amount of fish he caught (and how it's impacted countless other anglers). Enjoy and tight lines.

Oct 23, 2018
EP 63: The Hidden Trap That's Killing Fish & Marine Life...
39:45

In this episode, we have on Capt. Neill Holland from OceanAid360 to discuss all of the issues the hundreds of thousands of ghost "abandoned" crab traps are causing in our inshore waterways. You'll discover the big issues at hand along with how to help fix the problem. Enjoy and tight lines.

Oct 16, 2018
EP 62: Kids Fishing: Top Mistakes While Fishing With Kids
40:25

In this episode, we have Jeff Barnes from Cast For Kids (a non-profit specializing in taking disabled kids and veterans out fishing) to discuss all of the biggest mistakes they've learned along the way when it comes to kids and fishing. You'll also get to hear the top "Must Do" things when it comes to fishing with your kids. Enjoy.

Oct 09, 2018
EP 61: Fly Fishing 101: How To Learn Fly Fishing The Quick Way
46:48

In this episode, we have on Salt Strong Insider fishing club member John Archipolo to discuss how we went from a complete fly fishing newbie to a legit (and very consistent) fly angler in less than six months. He shares his biggest mistakes, what he wished he knew, and how to get good fast.

Oct 02, 2018
EP 60: Flounder, Pompano, & Red Drum Hatcheries (Amazing News For Inshore Anglers)
42:20

"Playing God isn't easy..." Definitely one of the best quotes to come out of this podcast interview with Capt. Patric Garmeson where he discusses everything that is going on with the inshore fishing hatcheries (for flounder, pompano, redfish, and speckled trout) in the Gulf. Enjoy and spread the word!

Sep 25, 2018
EP 59: Florida Redfish vs. Louisiana Redfish
41:04

After a recent trip to Venice, Louisiana in pursuit of some bruiser reds, Joe and Luke Simonds (the Salt Strong brothers) wanted to have an honest talk about the similarities and differences between Florida redfish and Louisiana redfish. Find out everything you need to know in this fun episode.

Sep 19, 2018
EP 58: The Truth About Red Tide
35:26

There has been a TON of confusion (and even fake news) revolving around red tide this summer, so we decided to bring on one of the leading algae experts in the country (Dr. Mike Wetz) to discuss the truth about red tide, how it happens, what makes it worse, etc. Mike does a great job of simplifying red tide (and distinguishes the differences between red tide, green tide, and brown tide).

Sep 12, 2018
EP 57: Saltwater Fishing Rods: Everything You Must Know About Rods
54:05

In this episode, we brought on Jim Shulen from TFO rods to give us the low-down on everything you could possibly want to know about rods. He revealed what makes some rods better than others, what costs the most in a rod, how to pick out a perfect rod, and what to watch out for.

Sep 05, 2018
EP 56: BIG Fish, Big Heart, Big Captain...
53:32

In this episode, we have Capt. Mike Anderson from Reel Animals to share his story of how went from a basketball player in the military to a tournament fisherman to a household name on TV, radio, and more. Great guy with a BIG heart for helping other fishermen.

Aug 29, 2018
EP 55: Politics & Fishing: How Politics Are Having Massive Impacts On Fishing
25:58

In this episode, we reveal the implications that politics (and the politicians that we elect) can have on our fisheries, waterways, and the sport we love. We don't get into finger pointing individual politicians (because that doesn't solve anything), but we do discuss some of hot topics that could impact our kids, grandkids, etc.

Aug 22, 2018
EP 54: Trout Fishing (Catching Trout On The Beach & Flats)
34:22

In this episode, we have Scott "Kayaking Kennedy" on the show to talk about how he is consistently catching so many nice speckled trout and redfish around Alabama, Louisiana, and the Florida Panhandle. Listen in as he tells his story, gives some great tips, and reveals some insight into doing this full time.

Aug 15, 2018
EP 53: Kayak Fishing: Beach Fishing, Intracoastal Redfish, & Amazing Stories
37:55

In this episode, we have on Brandon Barton from the Panhandle of Florida/Alabama area to discuss how he went from never fishing out of a kayak to getting sponsors, getting customers, and having a fast-growing kayak charter business. Stay tuned until the end to hear some great stories (including how he finds red snapper within 3 miles of shore in his kayak).

Aug 09, 2018
EP 52: Is This WHY You Fish?
41:38

In this episode, Joe Simonds (Salt Strong Co-founder) reveals how you can go from feeling like you have no purpose to finding something that gives you purpose (fishing for happiness). He also discusses the mission to help ensure that every kid in America has the chance to fish.

Aug 01, 2018
EP 51: Top 5 Inshore Fishing Lures Of All Time
44:23

In this episode, the Salt Strong brothers reveal their top five lures that have caught more inshore fish than anything else out there. Listen in as they not only discuss each lure, but talk about tips on how to use them as well.

Jul 25, 2018
EP 50: How To Cook Fish Like A 5-Star Chef
46:00

In this episode, we have well-known chef Ryan McLaughlin (from K Restaurant in Orlando) on to discuss the biggest mistakes he sees most fishermen make when preparing and cooking their fish. We also discuss some of his favorite fish to eat, tips on seasoning fish, and what fish are best for ceviche. Enjoy.

Jul 18, 2018
EP 49: How To Catch BIG Snook Using Jigs (With Jupiter Snooker)
41:45

In this episode, we have on monster snook expert The Jupiter Snooker (who catches more 40in+ snook than anyone we've seen in a long time) to discuss his best tactics to targeting big snook. We cover both jigging for snook and using topwater for big snook. Enjoy!

Jul 11, 2018
EP 48: The Truth About Catch & Release Fish Handling Techniques
46:51

In this eye-opening episode, we have Dr. Greg Stunz, Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation, and Will Johnson, Director at Building Conservation Trust on the show to discuss the right and wrong way to release a fish. Greg had more scientific evidence on this topic of catch and release fishing than most people alive. Listen until the end for an amazing episode.

Jul 03, 2018
EP 47: Catching BIG Fish From A SUP: Female Angler Bri Andrassy
42:44

In this episode, we have SUP angler Bri Andrassy on to talk about paddleboard fishing, how she finds new fishing spots, spearfishing from her paddleboard, and which boards she likes the best. If you have any interest in learning how to catch big fish from a SUP, definitely listen to this awesome interview.

Jun 27, 2018
EP 46: The Fastest Growing Fishing YouTube Channel In History (How Catch Em' All Fishing Is Doing It)
52:36

In this episode we have Zak from Catch em' All Fishing on the show to discuss how he's been able to successfully explode his fishing YouTube channel, make a living making fishing videos, and what's he's planning on doing next to disrupt fishing entertainment. Certainly a must-listen to episode if you have a YouTube channel or fishing show.

Jun 20, 2018
EP 45: Fishing & Veterans - How Reeling Freedom Is Helping Vets Through Fishing
36:59

In this episode, Gene Hammond from Reeling Freedom talks about every that veterans are struggling with here in America along with the impacts fishing is having on them (especially veterans suffering from PTSD). This is one of the most hard-hitting episodes yet and truly eye-opening to just how hard it can be for a soldier to come home after being gone fro 6-18 months.

Jun 12, 2018
EP 44: Pier Fishing (Jetties, Inlets, Piers, & One Crazy Fishing Story!)
41:06

In this episode, we had Joey Antonelli on to talk about pier fishing. We cover everything from pier fishing etiquette, the biggest mistakes he sees new pier and jetty fishermen make, best live bait, how to land the big fish and release them safely, along with one crazy fishing story (that he caught on film).

Jun 06, 2018
EP 43: The Biggest Threats To Our Oceans & Fisheries
39:17

In this episode, we interview Hunter Miller from Oceana to discuss some of the biggest threats and trends that are hurting, disrupting, and threatening our oceans and fisheries. As a fellow hard-core fisherman, Hunter really drilled home why it is so important to get involved in certain issues to help protect our oceans and fisheries so that our kids and grandkids have the same fishing opportunities that we do.

May 30, 2018
EP 42: The ONE Fishing Tactic That Separates The PROS From The Weekend Warriors
43:38

In this episode, we have pro fishermen Tony Acevedo and Luke Simonds on to discuss how they find spots, how they do their pre-trip planning, and how they study the trends of redfish, snook, trout, and flounder to be in the right place at the right time. Enjoy

May 23, 2018
EP 41: Bottom Fishing For Grouper
34:50

In this episode, we interview Tony Acevedo about everything he learned about bottom fishing for grouper (red grouper, gag grouper, skamp grouper, and black grouper) after filming Grouper Mastery with Capt. Dylan Hubbard of Hubbard's Marina

May 17, 2018
EP 40: How To Catch Flounder Like A Pro
37:46

In this episode, we have the flounder (aka fluke fishing) expert himself, John Skinner. If you've come across any amazing flounder fishing videos on YouTube (especially the underwater attack footage videos), there is a good chance it's from John Skinner. He has spent more time fishing for and studying these fish than anyone we know. He even wrote the book on Catching Summer Flounder. Enjoy the episode.

May 09, 2018
EP 39: The $500,000 Inshore Fishing Tournament (Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, & More)
46:45

In this episode, we chat with CCA STAR Director Leiza Fitzgerald about all the upcoming 101 day inshore fishing tournament with over $500,000 of prizes available. We discuss all of the different ways to win, some of the new fish species they have added, along with all of the awesome prizes.

May 03, 2018
EP 38: Snook Fishing: How To Catch Snook In The Summer
36:49

In this episode, Luke Simonds and Joe Simonds from Salt Strong discuss snook fishing tips for summer including how to target snook on the grass flats, how to catch snook under docks, how to catch snook on the beach, and what to be looking for during nasty days.

Apr 26, 2018
EP 37: Kayak Fishing For Redfish & Women Making Waves In The Fishing World
42:49

In this episode, we interview Skye Burkhardt (aka Brassy Hooker), and discuss everything from catching consistent redfish and speckled trout from your kayak, how to scout an area, and the big impact that women are having in the fishing world.

Apr 19, 2018
EP 36: Water Mismanagement, Discharges, Dead Seagrass: Captains For Clean Water
39:43

Find out the truth about the water mismanagement issues in Florida as we talk to Daniel from Captains for Clean Water.

Apr 12, 2018
EP 35: Fishing Cape Cod with Ryan From My Fishing Cape Cod
38:15

In this episode, we have on Ryan Collins of My Fishing Cape Cod fishing club to discuss striped bass, bluefish, and freshwater fishing up in the Cape. We discuss his fishing club, his TV show, and how to catch fish up there year-round.

Apr 06, 2018
EP 34: How To Catch Hogfish (With Capt. Dylan Hubbard)
38:39

Ever wanted to know the secrets to catching tons of hogfish using a hook and line? Then you've got to listen in as Capt. Dylan Hubbard reveals some of his best tips for targeting hogfish like a champ.

Mar 29, 2018
EP 33: Targeting Striped Bass Like A Boss
33:12

In this episode, we interview Nick Honachefsky of Saltwater Underground and talk all about targeting striped bass on the east coast. Listen in as we tell stories, share a few tips, and have a ton of FUN with our boy Nick.

Mar 21, 2018
EP 32: The Truth About Brown Algae & Fishing
01:16:44

In this episode we dig deep into the issues of brown tide (aka brown algae) with Capt. Alex Gorichky and discuss why this is affecting so many fishing areas in Florida (and Texas). We cover the issues, the faults, and a couple solutions.

Mar 15, 2018
EP 31: Beach Fishing South Florida With Author Steve Kantner
45:23

In this episode, we had beach fishing author, local legend, and fishing on foot master "The Land Captain" Steve Kantner on the show to have some fun telling stories about beach/surf fishing.

Mar 09, 2018
EP 30: Wade Fishing Tips, Tactics, & Shortcuts
38:07

In this episode, we have 40-year wade fishing veteran "Wader Dave" on the show to share everything he's learned over many decades of wade fishing for redfish, snook, trout, flounder, and anything else that moves in the sea... Awesome episode packed with a ton of fishing tips.

Mar 01, 2018
EP 29: 3D Printing Coral Reefs: The Future Of Ocean Reefs?
37:16

In this episode, we have a fascinating discussion with coral reef expert Abbey Engelman from FSU regarding the future of 3D printing coral reefs in our oceans. As you probably know, coral reefs are dying at an alarming rate, and technology such as 3D printing could provide some answers.

Feb 22, 2018
EP 28: How To Quit Your Job And Start A Fishing Company
01:21:29

In this episode, the Salt Strong brother reveal everything it takes to quit your full-time job to start a fishing company (regardless if it's a fishing charter business, media company, fishing apparel company, etc). They discuss the mistakes they made, the things they wish they knew, the best advice they received, and how the convinced their families that it would work...

Feb 15, 2018
EP 27: How To Bring More Oyster Bars Back In America
44:12

In this episode, we chat with Hannah Brown from the University of Florida about the major issues with oyster bars, why they are decreasing at an alarming rate, and what scientists and biologists are doing about it to restore them.

Feb 07, 2018
EP 26: Fishing Southwest Florida (Tarpon, Snook, & Redfish Tactics) With Capt. Justin Napior
35:48

In this episode, we discuss tips, tactics, and best strategies for fishing Naples, Marco Island, the 10,000 Islands, and more. Discover the best baits, what to look for, and what to expect over the next couple of months.

Feb 01, 2018
EP 25: This Is One Of The Biggest Mistakes Fishermen Make In A Feeding Zone
37:16

So you've found the fish... you are in a feeding zone... you've got the right bait, you've got the right tackle... everything is perfect. And then you do this... and the fish spooks. In this episode, we are going to cover an issue that doesn't get much attention, yet it is responsible for more missed fish in a feeding zone than anything else. Enjoy and don't hesitate to share any other related tips that have helped you land more fish in a feeding zone.

Jan 24, 2018
EP 24: Sharks In The City (Tracking The Impacts Of Urban Sharks)
40:19

Listen in as we have senior grad student Robbie Roemer from the University of Miami here to discuss a project he's been working on for years... how the urbanization of sharks is effecting their habitat, environment, and migration patterns.

Jan 15, 2018
EP 23: How To Catch Speckled Trout After A Cold Front
38:09

Discover the best tips, tricks, and shortcuts to find and catch speckled trout throughout the winter (especially right after a nasty cold front). You'll hear how Luke won 1st place in a recent inshore fishing tournament (in the trout division) using these same tactics. Enjoy.

Jan 09, 2018
EP 22: Here's Why Mangrove Trees Are Critical To Fishing (with the Mang Bros)
39:18

We take a deep dive into why mangroves are so critical to the ecosystem and our fisheries with Kyle Rossin from Mang Gear.

Sep 05, 2017
EP 21: This Is The Secret To Catching Consistent Inshore Fish
34:20

Do you want to discover the #1 tip to catching more consistent inshore fish such as redfish, trout, snook, and flounder? In this episode, Joe, Luke, and Tony discuss the differences between chasing the right things and the wrong things when it comes to saltwater fishing.

Jul 03, 2017
EP20: XPLOR Project - Ultimate Inshore Fishing Adventures
01:04:55

Listen in as we interview Frankie Marion of C1 Films and host/editor of the XPLOR project as he shares his experiences of packing everything he can fit in a boat and living off the ocean for weeks a time in amazing places.

Dec 29, 2016
EP19: Offshore Renegades: One Boat. One Captain. One Angler. Everyone Else Is In The Way.
45:01

What an amazing David vs Goliath story as the two-man "Team Ripper" takes on larger boats with crews twice their size in some of the most demanding offshore fishing tournaments. Listen in as we talk about their wild fishing adventures along with their new show, "Offshore Renegades: The Tales Of The Ripper"

Sep 30, 2016
EP18: How To Properly Prepare For Your First Inshore Fishing Tournament
35:09

After coming off a short podcast hiatus due to an inshore fishing tournament, Luke and Joe Simonds give an in-depth overview and checklist of everything you need to know and do to prepare for your first saltwater inshore fishing tournament.

May 18, 2016
EP17: Meet The Lunker Catching Country Rap Singing Charlie Farley!
36:29

Not only is Charlie Farley one heck of a country rap celebrity, but he is also a die-hard angler trying to do big things in the bass fishing world. Listen in to this highly entertaining interview with Charlie discussing his new album, hick-hop music, and fishing.

Apr 26, 2016
EP16: All Of The Reasons To Get Your Kids Outside Fishing With Rodney Rogers
38:38

What a fun interview with Rodney Rogers of Rodney Rogers Outdoors! In this interview, we discuss all of the reasons that kids need to be spending more time outdoors (in particular, more time fishing and being around water). We also discuss a bit about Richard Louv's "Last Child In The Woods" book. Enjoy

Apr 19, 2016
EP15: 3 Reasons You Should Consider Saltwater Paddleboard Fishing
37:52

Paddleboard fishing expert Luke Simonds explains all of the pros and cons to saltwater paddleboard fishing including the top 3 advantages paddleboard fishing has over kayak fishing. 

Apr 12, 2016
EP14: Inshore Kayak Fishing In The Florida Panhandle With Nick Lytle
34:19

Hear what a weekend warrior inshore angler is doing to catch so many inshore fish (and some nice striped bass) in the Florida Panhandle all from a kayak and wade fishing. Angler Nick Lytle shares some of his best tips in terms of tides, what to look for, and what lures he is using to catch consistent redfish and trout.

Mar 29, 2016
EP13: How To Catch Tarpon From A Kayak At Night With The Intrepid Angler
39:31

If you have ever wanted to know all of the best tips to catching tarpon at night, then you do not want to miss this interview with the Intrepid Angler, Capt. Ross Gallagher. Listen in as Capt. Ross spells out everything you need to know from safety tips to tides to artificial lures to use to where to go.

Mar 22, 2016
EP12: How To Consistently Catch Inshore Fish Using Artificial Lures With Capt. C.A. Richardson
01:02:55

TV Host and Pro Angler Capt. C.A. Richardson joins us this week to discuss inshore fishing in Florida using artificial lures. Captain Richardson fills us in on his favorite lures, what he uses in certain situations, along with some great fishing stories. You don't want to miss this one!

Mar 15, 2016
EP11: The Biggest Threat To The Future Of Fishing
37:36

Joe and Luke Simonds (the Salt Strong brothers) discuss the biggest long-term threat to the entire fishing industry. This is certainly a must listen to podcast episode for any angler in America.

Mar 08, 2016
EP10: Meet The Guy That Has Killed 10,000 Lionfish (and counting...)
36:15

What a great interview with Alex Fogg (aka "The Lionfish Killer")! After eliminating thousands of lionfish from Louisiana up to South Carolina, the FWC (Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission) now has this sharp young man as one of their shining star employees. Listen in as Alex explains why we (as anglers) should be so concerned about lionfish, and what some of the future threats to the fishing industry might be.

Mar 01, 2016
EP9: How A Bass Angler Learned To Catch Inshore Slams From Scratch In Less Than 3 Months
35:02

You've got to hear how bass angler Tony Acevedo went from never catching a single inshore saltwater fish to landing Super Inshore Slams (Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon) all within a couple of months. You'll hear some of his best tips, why he likes fishing from a kayak so much, and how any weekend warrior angler can replicate his inshore fishing success.

Feb 23, 2016
EP8: How To Consistently Catch Inshore Fish On The East Coast Of Florida (Capt. Peter Deeks)
34:40

Capt. Peter Deeks (the young Florida guide and tournament angler famous for catching some of the biggest Snook, Redfish, and Gator Trout in all of Florida - including the World Record Speckled Trout in length) let's you in on some of his best inshore fishing secrets. Find out exactly how he approaches brand new areas in Florida to consistently catch big inshore fish.

Feb 19, 2016
EP7: Blackneck Adventures: Monster Redfish, Fishing Seminars, and Being Nice To Googans
46:53

What a fun interview with Capt. Mike Goodwine (aka Blackneck Adventures). Find out how he got his name "Blackneck", why Facebook booted him off for over a month, and how he his tips for catching consistent redfish.

Feb 09, 2016
EP6: The Rise Of Darcizzle Offshore
32:20

Find out everything you wanted to know about the incredibly popular female angler known as "Darcizzle". From her viral bikini fishing videos to fishing with Veterans to quitting her job in pursuit of fishing, this interview covers it all.

Feb 02, 2016
EP5: How To Quit Your Job To Go Fishing (Without Ever Doing A Single Charter) with Flukemaster
34:00

In this eye-opening episode, YouTube bass fishing sensation "Flukemaster" reveals his story behind growing a profitable brand using YouTube fishing videos, a couple of GoPro cameras, a single microphone, and hard work (all while working a full-time job). He also shares how he is in the process of quitting his job to pursue fishing content full-time without doing any charters (100% of his revenue is on sponsors that want access to his audience). Pretty inspiring and amazing story that any angler hoping to "Go Pro" can learn from.

Jan 22, 2016
EP4: [PART 2] The Future Of Fishing Television with Tom Rowland
32:19

In Part 2 of the amazing interview with Tom Rowland of Saltwater Experience, he reveals the "behind the scenes secrets" in the fishing TV space. Make sure to listen to the full two-part interview with one of the most respected fishing television producers in the country, Tom Rowland. Find out exactly how he landed his own TV show, his best advice to getting your own show, along with the future of fishing television.

Jan 16, 2016
EP3: The Future Of Fishing Television with Tom Rowland of Saltwater Experience [Part 1]
33:20

Do you want to know all of the "Behind The Scenes Secrets" in the fishing TV space? Then listen to this amazing two-part interview with one of the most respected fishing television producers in the country, Tom Rowland. Find out exactly how he landed his own TV show, his best advice to getting your own show, along with the future of fishing television.

Jan 16, 2016
EP2: How BlacktipH Went From Bass Fishing To One Of The Biggest Saltwater Brands On YouTube
33:01

Hear from Josh Jorgensen (aka BlacktipH) on how he got addicted to saltwater fishing, the evolution of his 80 million+ views on YouTube, his new family, the future of The Blacktip Challenge, and how BlacktipH will be disrupting fishing in 2016.

Jan 08, 2016
EP1: What Run That Dog Really Means with Lunkderdog (Capt. Jeff Maggio)
41:34

Lunkerdog (aka Capt. Jeff Maggio) reveals what "Run That Dog" means, we talk about hoglegs, his top-secret one-handed cast net toss, how to go "Icasting" at ICAST, and his brand new 2016 slogan "Support The Dog"

Jan 08, 2016