Williamson Lures Ballyhoo Combo
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
Bring in the Striped marlin
I used these for one trip to Cabo. I came back with none. The mates insisted that they had to keep them. It didn't matter where they were run in the spread fish were drawn to them.
I do have to say they caught several dorado but no bill fish actually hooked up on them. We did catch nine or ten in the course of the week and evey fish came in onto one of these lures. Pitch baits were then tossed to get the hookup. One time just after releasing one marlin we found three more watching two of these lures that were hanging in the water. These bait work great with the bait and switch system with circle hooks.
only draw back--Barbs on the hooks are weak.
September 22, 2009
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
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