Ballyhoo Lure – Marlin, Tuna, Mahi and Wahoo Lure
The advantage is that these 11″ realistic ballyhoo baits don’t need special rigging like a dead ballyhoo. They can troll from 5-12 knots and can be rigged with a standard hook rig, or of course a ballyhoo trailer. Checkout this Massive Wahoo on Ballyhoo Lure
Why are Ballyhoo such an important fish for our oceans? Ballyhoo are a primary source of food for most pelagic predators including king fish, mahi mahi, wahoo, marlin, sailfish, tuna of all varieties, skipjack, jack crevalle, and countless other species of fish. It seems that nearly anything roaming the oceans will snatch up a ballyhoo. So it just makes sense to have a lure that mimics this baitfish.
We often find when the fish are picky, they see the plungers in the spread, but they don’t want to grab them they will rarely pass by the ballyhoo. It is the perfect lure for longer travels as it can swim straight and fast. Since it has a dynamic body and slim profile it often can be an additional lure in your trolling spread that you might not have been able to squeeze in with other jet head lures or plunger styles that are making and popping and moving action. A great spot for this lure truly is anywhere you want it. We often run it on the long rigger, but it can also be snuck in on what we call a medium corner position. This is a spot that an “extra” lure can be put in to catch the attention of a passing by wahoo, tuna, mahi etc. We encourage you to try at least one of these lures to see the great results that it can bring to you fishing technique. It is an important lure that just adds that extra opportunity to catch a big fish!
- Mahi (Dorado)
- Barracuda, Kings & More
Another Great Marlin Lure For fish swimming action in the spread is our Phoenix Fish Head Lures