Ballyhoo - Bait Rigging 8 Ways for Offshore Fishing

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Instructor: RJ Boyle

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.

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Table Summary:

  • Bait: Ballyhoo, popular for saltwater fishing.
  • Targets: Mahi-mahi, kingfish, marlin, sailfish, tuna, grouper, and other game fish.
  • Experts: Mike Tarmey and RJ Boyle.
  • Key Content: Rigging ballyhoo in 8 different ways and dressing them up with various accessories.

Rigging Ballyhoo: A Comprehensive Guide

Ballyhoo is one of the most popular and versatile baits for saltwater fishing. Whether you are targeting mahi-mahi, kingfish, marlin, sailfish, tuna, grouper, or any other game fish, you need to know how to rig ballyhoo the right way to get the best results. In this video, you will learn from two experts, Mike Tarmey and RJ Boyle, how to rig ballyhoo eight different ways for various fishing scenarios. You will also learn how to select, prepare, and dress up your ballyhoo baits with skirts, chuggers, sea witches, and more.

What You Will Learn

In this video, you will learn:

  • How to choose the best ballyhoo baits based on color, firmness, eyes, and beaks
  • How to brine your ballyhoo baits with Bionic Brine to make them last longer and look better
  • How to use the right tools and materials for rigging ballyhoo, such as hooks, swivels, o-rings, wire, floss, lead, fluorocarbon, mono, pliers, cutters, needles, knives, etc.
  • How to skirt your ballyhoo baits with different options such as sea witch ballyhoo rig, chuggers, sea fans, squid skirts, etc. to add more color and swim better
How to rig ballyhoo eight different ways:

  1. The Swivel Rig: A simple and effective rig for trolling or drifting with ballyhoo
  2. The O-Ring Rig: A rig that allows you to change hooks easily without damaging the bait
  3. The Floss Rig: A rig that secures the hook in place with dental floss for a natural presentation
  4. The Circle Hook with Mylar Rig: A rig that uses a circle hook and a mylar skirt for better hook-up ratio and flash
  5. The Hooker Style Rig: A rig that uses a chugger head and a hooker skirt for more action and attraction
  6. The Split Bill Ballyhoo Rig: A rig that splits the bill of the ballyhoo to create a swimming motion and prevent spinning
  7. The Wire Rig Ballyhoo: A rig that uses wire leader for toothy fish like kingfish or wahoo
  8. The Double Hook Ballyhoo Pin Rig: A rig that uses two hooks and a pin to secure the bait and increase hook-up ratio
Why You Should Watch This Video

This video is not just a tutorial on how to rig ballyhoo. It is also a conversation between two experienced anglers who share their tips and tricks on how to rig ballyhoo the best way possible. You will get insights on why each rig works for different situations, how to adjust your rigs according to the conditions and the fish behavior, and how to avoid common mistakes that can ruin your baits or cost you fish. You will also get to see how each rig looks in the water and how it performs when hooked up with a fish.

If you want to improve your fishing skills and catch more fish with ballyhoo baits, this video is for you. Watch it now and learn how to rig ballyhoo eight different ways like a pro!

FAQ Section
Q: Who are the experts in this video?
A: The experts featured in this video are Mike Tarmey and RJ Boyle.

Q: What are the key takeaways from this video?
A: The key takeaways are learning how to rig ballyhoo in eight different ways, selecting and preparing ballyhoo, and dressing up ballyhoo with various accessories.

Q: Why is it important to rig ballyhoo properly?
A: Properly rigged ballyhoo ensures better results when fishing, avoids common mistakes, and helps in catching more fish.

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