This classic setup comes pre-rigged and ready to add extra commotion to your spread. The Scoop Head Sailfish Catcher adds the attraction of a smoke and bubble trail to the Williamson Lures® Ballyhoo -- an irresistible combination for dorado, tuna, sailfish, and smaller billfish. Pre-rigged with 6' of 130-lb. mono and a 9/0 VMC® hook.
Better than advertised
Just got back from two weeks in the OBX, and made several trips to the canyons. Used these Williamson Ballyhoo combos behind my 23 foot boat, without outriggers and with only 5 rods in the water. Used in conjunction with Boone 5 bird daisy chains, we were able to call up Yellow fin, Blue Marlin (one catch and release) and Mahi from 75 to 150 foot depths. I would prefer not spending my vacation prepping baits, and these Williamson lures delivered. Plus I didn't have to deal with stinking hands:)
August 22, 2012
I can't believe this crazy lure catches fish but it does.
Sailfish, dolphin, bonita and tuna.......so far.
Probably needs a stronger hook and some stronger 100-150lb test leader. I lost 2 fish that took the lures with them. One hook broke, one leader broke. The other 3 I caught.
Crazy looking but does catch fish.
May 2, 2011
this is a very high quality product with only one disadvantage. this rig is great i was able to get a bite from the elusiive early bird wahoo. but the product failed set. i belive otherwise that was caused from the fact that we were trolling at 11 knmots and the product was made for a max of 10. Best artificial ballyhoo out there. but is a one timer for toothy fish since the wahoo bite the ballyhoo in half and cut the skirt.
July 27, 2010
excellent for dorados and srtiped marlin they just love this Williamson Ballyhoo it was the lure with most catches of all the trip I will recomend to every offshore angler to have severall of this on the boat next time you go out there.
April 5, 2010
Per the manufacturer: The action would be ok if it is rigged with up to 200lb line and 10/0 hook. Bigger than that would kill the action. Another tail hook can added by threading a wire leader through the tail and attaching to the front hook. Thank you!
Absolutely...! I think the hook is a 7, but not positive
I lost a big sailfish with this lure because the tip of the hook broke. I put bigger hooks on. These lures attract alot of fish but the fish tear them up pretty easy. Be prepared to buy another one after a few bites.
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