Billfish off the Dredge

Dredge Fans: Atlantic sailfish can’t resist checking out a well-rigged and -presented dredge. Baits pulled close by often draw strikes. Photo by John Brownlee
Sure Sign: Frigate birds follow bait and big fish, and when you can see them diving (above), it’s game on. Photo by John Brownlee
Place the Bait: Most pros fish ballyhoo on circle hooks. Correctly positioning your bait in relation to the dredge is critical. Photo by John Brownlee
The Payoff: When it all comes together, you get the thrill of a leaping billfish on your line. Photo by John Brownlee

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