What is your favorite live bait?
“I really like a big oceangoing bonito and, of course, a blackfin tuna. But if all I have are hardtails, then they are my favorite bait at the time. I have even used rainbow runners.” —JOHNNYDORLAND
“A big skipjack is my favorite. They are faster than blackfin tuna, so the marlin do not get a chance to chase them down as often. I think they are a unique bait.” —JEFF SHOULTS
“We like to use skipjacks whenever we can. They aren’t as plentiful as blackfins, so it’s almost like we are offering the marlin a special treat when we put one out.” —JOE BIRBECK