Whether you’re running the boat, manning the rod or trying to get your team in shape, everyone could use a refresher on making the most of your bites. In this video, originally published in 2017, acclaimed tournament angler Fred Hardwick outlines an ingenious, practical way of getting a fell for the drop back. If that were not enough, check out what the best fishing teams on the professional series are doing in 2019. For even more from the archives, check out the bottom link– a 2014 round table with some of professional sportfishing’s best…. Have things changed? Are they the same?
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Rig ‘Em Right: Top Three Styles for Ballyhoo
by Capt. Dale Wills
In the last 10 years nothing has been more influential to the way we fish than the use of circle hooks: angling techniques, leader sizes and rigging procedures have all changed as a result. Just as the way artists have unique styles when applying a brush to canvas, today’s top crews use their own artistic approach when rigging naked circle hook baits. Certain factors influence different styles in different parts of the world and so we’ll peek into the bait boxes throughout the billfish circuit to discern the methods to the madness of a perfectly rigged ballyhoo. While there are several variations [Read more…]
The Ballyhoo Bug- Have You Ever Wondered?
By: April Huffman, MSc.
Hey! What is that thing? Did the ballyhoo choke on its last dinner? Or is it a mini sea monster? Anyone experienced in dealing with ballyhoo that come from the Gulf and Atlantic waters off of south Florida has seen them..the creepy whitish creatures inside the ballyhoo’s mouth.
Unfortunately for the ballyhoo, they are not its last dinner, but a parasite with a very unusual life cycle that sounds more like science fiction [Read more…]