RUN & GUN
Advancements, operations and recent splashes
We have a love-hate relationship with the dredge. Not much else will pull a hungry marlin or sailfish into the spread like these illusionary baitballs. Rig with natural baits, artificials or a mix of both — on most days, the fish don’t seem to care. It can also be a multiarmed nightmare that’s expensive to rig and fish correctly. One wrong move or weak link and there goes $500 or more in gear, straight to the bottom. But if you want to consistently raise billfish, the dredge is hard to beat.