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  • Rigging Ballyhoo Aussie Style

    2020, Ballyhoo - Bait Rigging Aussie Garfish

    Ballyhoo is the standard bait for offshore fishing, suitable for various fish such as sailfish, marlin, swordfish, dolphin, wahoo, and dredge. Australian fisherman Chris Rushford shares a step-by-step rigging video for sailfish, including wax thread, hooks, crimps, pliers, compact skirts, and rigging needle. He also demonstrates making a snub leader and securing the hook. The video is concise and informative, making it a valuable resource for those interested in offshore fishing.

  • Rigging Ballyhoo for Offshore Fishing

    2018, Ballyhoo - Bait Rigging 8 Ways for Offshore Fishing

    Rigged ballyhoo is a popular offshore fishing bait for various species, including dolphin, kingfish, sailfish, marlin, tuna, grouper, and wahoo. Proper preparation and rigging techniques are crucial for success. In The Spread's fishing video, learn how to rig various ballyhoo baits, making you a better fisherman.

  • Rigging Strip Baits

    2018, Bait Rigging - Strip Baits for Saltwater Fishing

    Strip bait fishing produces results! Learn how to expertly rig strips like bonito, mullet, and squid with hooks, wire, mono, and skirts for wahoo, dolphin, sailfish, marlin, and more. See why strip baits catch more than ballyhoo and get rigging tips, tackle lists, and tests of how these lures swim. With this step-by-step guide, you'll look like a pro on your next fishing trip.

  • diagram of a pinfish showing exagerated pins all over the fish

    2023, Pinfish - A Comprehensive Guide

    Pinfish are a popular and effective baitfish for catching gamefish like redfish, snook, and seatrout. Rig and present them naturally to match conditions and target species. Handle with care to keep them lively for the best action. Learn more with this comprehensive guide.

  • swordfish on the hunt in a school of bait fish

    2023, Catching Swordfish: A Comprehensive Guide

    Hooking into a brute swordfish represents the pinnacle for many anglers. But landing one requires mastery of specialized tactics. This comprehensive guide covers critical swordfish strategies - from gear and bait rigging to daytime and nighttime techniques. With insights from seasoned experts at In The Spread, discover how to conquer these elusive giants.

  • Ballyhoo Fish – Bait Rigging Insights

    2023, Ballyhoo Fish – Bait Rigging Insights

    The Ballyhoo fish, part of the halfbeak family, is a renowned predator in the Atlantic ecosystem. They are found in warm currents from New England to Brazil, providing sustenance to larger predators. Anglers find the Ballyhoo fish both formidable adversaries and prized quarry, with their agility and speed making them a prized quarry. In The Spread aims to educate and inspire curiosity about the Ballyhoo fish and its role in the aquatic ecosystem.

  • Wahoo Baits

    2022, Wahoo Baits

    Wahoo baits are crucial for successful fishing, as they are often found in shallow water under bonito and other fish. To locate wahoo baits, use electronics like a fish finder and be aware of their feeding habits. Bait schools typically hang on up-current sides of structures, and sounders can help locate them. However, wahoo bites can occur during specific periods, such as tides and moon phases.

  • Ballyhoo - THE Bait for Offshore Fishing

    2021, Ballyhoo - THE Bait for Offshore Fishing

    Ballyhoo, also known as garfish, are popular for targeting light tackle billfish in game fishing boats. They are part of the halfbeaks family and have a unique jaw structure. Ballyhoos are epipelagic fish, living in the uppermost layer of the water column, and use their larger tail fin as a rudder.

  • Rigging Strip Baits - Fishing Techniques

    2020, Rigging Strip Baits - Fishing Techniques

    Rigging strip baits is a versatile and productive option for near shore fishing, offering multiple species and a greater chance of catching multiple species. Unlike ballyhoo, strip baits are easy to store and take up minimal space. To rig strip baits effectively, use good strips, tools, tackle, lure heads, skirts, line connectors, hooks, and hand tools. Choose from bullet head lures, sea witches, and compact squids for different water conditions.

  • How to Rig Ballyhoo

    2018, How to Rig Ballyhoo

    The ocean's rhythm is a symphony of ballyhoo, fish, and man. Rigging ballyhoo for trolling involves a delicate ritual bridging the gap between human ambition and the humble ballyhoo fish. Mastering the art requires understanding the ballyhoo, its colors, firmness, and beak. Anglers use various rigging techniques, including swivel rigs, O-ring rigs, float rigs, circle hook rigs, and chuggers. The artistry extends beyond bait to skirts, enhancing the lure's vibrancy.