Had a nice day out with Eddie and his family.
We caught a nice 46lb King Mackerel, and a decent sized Amberjack.
Eddie also caught a really nice Mutton Snapper near a wreck using a butterfly ballyhoo.
Butterfly Ballyhoo work great for Mutton Snapper. In case you don’t know how to do that here are the steps below!
- Prepare the ballyhoo: Rinse and dry the ballyhoo baitfish.
- Trim: Cut the tail, beak, and dorsal fin to desired length.
- Make the cut: Insert a sharp blade at the top of the backbone and run it down the body and through the tail, separating the meat from the spine. Repeat on the other side.
- Deboned (optional): Remove the backbone to let each half of the bait flutter in the current.
- Secure for use: Optionally, secure with a bait spring or rubber band before fishing.