Fishing Intelligence

Fishing Intelligence Podcast Ep. 8 | Tidal Fishing With Steve Moore

We are now eight episodes into the Fishing Intelligence Podcast and we are back to covering some saltwater fishing! On this week’s episode, Steve Moore joins me as we talk about kayak fishing for Redfish in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. During my time on the ANGLR tour, I was lucky enough to go out and fish with Steve from my Bonafide kayak while he was fishing out of his Jackson Coosa HD pedal drive.

Tidal Fishing

Needless to say, the pedals kick the paddles butts!

Tidal Fishing and Saltwater Fishing

We started off by talking about how influential the tide is on saltwater fishing. If you go into a tidal area and haven’t taken the time to check out what the tides are doing, chances are you are going to get blanked. The best ways we found to learn the tides were to hire the services of a guide and let him teach you, or to go out and experiment by yourself while taking notes on locations and tide levels when you catch fish.

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Chances are if you catch them in a certain spot at a certain tide, you’ll be able to use this to home in on where the fish are residing at certain times.  Photo Credits: Almanac.com

Fly Fishing vs. Spinning Gear

Steve and I also discussed the differences between targeting fish on the fly and with spinning gear. While we both agree that fly fishing is a more exciting way to target fish, it is much more challenging than spin gear and is easier to utilize when the fish are making themselves visible through tailing or popping on bait.

How To Get Into Kayak Fishing

We finished up the episode by discussing how you can get into kayak fishing. You don’t need to spend all of the money in the world to have an effective rig. A used kayak with DIY builds on it will store all of your gear and hold your rods for a much cheaper price than if you buy a new kayak and all of the storage and rod holders from the shop. One of the best tips that Steve gave in this episode was to use what works.

We also went over some key baits at the end of the episode! Here’s a little secret, for me, my favorite saltwater lure is the Saltwater Assassin Sea Shad paddle tail in Electric Chicken with a ¼ jig head. 

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You will catch all saltwater fish with this rig. Photo Credits: Bassassassin.com

 

For more tips from Steve, check out his YouTube channel Kayak Hacks Fishing and tell him the podcast brought you there!

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Jacob Jesionek

ABOUT Jacob

Fishing for me is more than just a hobby. I have traveled the majority of the US targeting as many species as possible with some of my favorite species being the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, and Redfish. I have been fortunate enough to work with ANGLR as the ANGLR Tour host where we traveled 10,500 miles over 2 months and caught 59 different species.

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