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soft plastic ballyhoo

Anyone ever tried using an artificial soft plastic swimbait or Ballyhoo in their trolling spread?


  • BluewaterfeverBluewaterfever Posts: 448 Deckhand
    Went with a friend that used them all the time, i didn't think we would catch a thing but did. We ended up with a half dozen gaffers in the box that day!
    I use them for a teasers when I troll and will put one on a down rigger occasionally. Also, I have used them when trolling faster then you would with natural baits and have never caught anything with them on my own boat. I still have to use the real thing when I set a trolling spread.
    Dumb Fish Die First
  • beachsideandybeachsideandy Posts: 925 Officer
    I only tried them a few times and never had a hit. Bluewaterfever's buddy must have the magic boat.
  • bkw4287bkw4287 Posts: 140 Officer
    I have one in my tackle box, have used it before and caught with it.

    Seems they create a reaction bite, but if the fish takes a look for any amount of time or bites and doesn't hook they are gone. Not bad to have one for backup though.
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