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Terminally Well

Even the most expensive rods and reels are worthless without critical hardware. Catching coastal fish requires a wide variety of terminal tackle—the hooks, swivels, line, leader, crimps and other components that complete the rigs. You might be targeting a certain species. But in the briny, you never know what might show up so it pays to be fully prepared to capitalize on whatever opportunities might arise.

The Versatile Ballyhoo

When targeting reef and offshore gamefish, the versatile ballyhoo is an excellent bait choice. Fished whole or cut into chunks, ballyhoo will entice everything from snapper to dolphin to blue marlin. It’s readily available, either live or frozen, and can be rigged in a variety of ways.

Covering the Column

Angling success is tied directly to the laws of probability. The number of baits presented is proportional to the number of fish that can be caught.

Floats, Corks, and Balloons for Live Bait Rigs

Flying kites, fishing with worms and bobbers, blowing up balloons. That’s kid stuff, right? Not exactly. If a savvy saltwater anglers