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Anyone heard of / use "Head Start Trolling Lures" ?

Old 01-31-2021, 08:45 PM
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Question Anyone heard of / use "Head Start Trolling Lures" ?

A buddy of mine always has one in his spread and has landed some serious gaffers. Fast rigging of ballyhoo while underway. FL Fishing Channel did a YouTube video on them a few years back. Any other fishing reports using these in SE FL?

Here's a pic of the rig:



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Originally Posted by Denver Dave View Post
A buddy of mine always has one in his spread and has landed some serious gaffers. Fast rigging of ballyhoo while underway. FL Fishing Channel did a YouTube video on them a few years back. Any other fishing reports using these in SE FL?

Here's a pic of the rig:
Good lure , swims great and chain is a plus for the toothy ones .
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They work,because the one I had was taken by a big Mahi years ago.
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Where can you get these?
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I use them and caught a 47 lb wahoo at 5 knots, many 12+ lb mahi, and even large tuna on them. As with any chain hook setup, replace hooks frequently, and you should use a rigging needle. The only negative thing I can say is that they do catch weed. So if you are trolling around patchy weeds you will get a workout with these lures. I bought mine at anglers bait & tackle dania beach fl.
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Originally Posted by trit21 View Post
Where can you get these?
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Looks like they would make a good bait and easy to rig on the fly.
Had a hard time finding them in Sebastian, but found 2 on the discount table at Ft. Pierce bait shop
Most tackle shops I talked with said they had them but did not sell because most customers buy rigged ballyoo
Going to try them this Saturday.
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Real similar design to a very popular king salmon west coast anchovies rig
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I have used them and the work good. They also come in a model without a chin weight, for top water running.

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