It’s no secret that balloons are quite effective as a live or dead bait float. But…there is a “material” difference in the quality of Balloon Fisher King balloons. We don’t use inferior, “party store” balloons made from harmful synthetic latex or plastic materials which can easily pop or tear. We use only high quality, 100% natural latex, biodegradable balloons which are environmentally friendly, and exclusive only to Balloon Fisher King. One can easily reuse the same balloon throughout the day, then dispose of it properly when finished. So when fishing with balloons, please use Balloon Fisher King balloons!
More and more kayak anglers are finding out about and fast becoming users of Balloon Fisher King. Kayak fishing is all about efficiency, so the reasons are pretty straight forward.
Balloon Fisher King is an ideal suspension float for any type of live or dead bait. The balloon clips are reusable, allow for balloon attachment and removal from fishing line in seconds, and provide precise bait depth control for under the surface or off bottom structure. The balloons don’t take up limited space on a kayak like traditional floats. Plus the balloons are high quality, 100% natural latex and will not pop or tear easily like cheap, synthetic latex balloons, so you can use the same balloon throughout the entire day.
Mark Patterson of the North Carolina Kayak Fishing Association (NCKFA) uses Balloon Fisher King for kingfish and spanish mackerel in saltwater and hybrid bass and night-time flathead catfish (using Night Fisher) in freshwater. Captain Jerry Dilsaver a regular speaker at NCKFA kayak fishing seminars has this to say about Balloon Fisher King, “I like that it can be added or removed quickly and doesn’t leave a wrap on the line like the rubber bands I was using.”
Word of mouth travels fast and that is good news for Balloon Fisher King with kayak anglers!
FREE PRO PACK 5″ OFFER: We’re always looking for new pictures or video for our website gallery, so send us your pictures or video of any fish landed using Balloon Fisher King (include the balloon clip + balloon in the image) and we’ll send you a FREE Pro Pack with 5″ inch Balloons (includes 5 balloon clips + 10 5″ latex balloons). Send the pictures or video along with your name and shipping address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some days, when the conditions are good, it’s fun to just go out and mess around. Recently, I did that with my wife, my 11 year old son, one of his good buddies, and a neighbor friend of mine on an afternoon half-day charter with Capt. Brant McMullen of Ocean Isle Fishing Center – www.oifc.com.
With the Spanish nowhere to be found nearshore that afternoon, and the kingfish still scattered from all the recent rainfall, our plan was to hit some of the local reefs within 10 miles off the Brunswick county beaches to see if we could find a few blacktip shark for some fun. We were not disappointed.
We used Spanish Mackerel as cut bait along with Bluerunners, Grey Trout and “noisy” Croakers as live bait (the boys caught them off the bottom using sabiki rigs) all afternoon under Balloon Fisher King rigs. We had 3 lines out and the action was constant with strikes on all the lines, including double hook-ups. We had a few break offs, but otherwise the Balloon Clips worked flawlessly and we ended up landing black nose, lemon and several blacktip sharks including one 5 footer which my son’s friend battled for about 40 minutes.
It was a fun offshore day and can’t wait to do it again!
Next week from July 15 – 18 the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, better known as ICAST, will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Balloon Fisher King is very excited to once again be an exhibitor at ICAST!
This year’s ICAST show will be hosting 10,000+ members of the global recreational fishing industry. ICAST is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel. The ICAST show also presents the annual New Product Showcase which is the #1 reason why many people come to ICAST to see the newest sportfishing industry products before they are unveiled to the fishing public. At this year’s ICAST show, Balloon Fisher King will participate in the New Product Showcase with Night Fisher – a first of it’s kind “night time balloon fishing kit”. To find out more about Night Fisher click here.
If you are a retailer, distributor, or media member, please stop by and visit Balloon Fisher King at exhibit #2442.
To find out more about 2014 ICAST visit www.icastfishing.org.
It’s that time again. Schools of King Mackerel are now beginning to show offshore off the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina so it must be kingfish tournament time. Once again, Ocean Isle Fishing Center will kick-off the area kingfish tournament season with the annual OIFC / Capt. Brant’s Jolly Mon King Classic this coming weekend from June 26 – 29 in Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
The Jolly Mon King Classic is one of the largest king mackerel tournaments in the Southeast every year and this year is no exception with 250+ boat entrants already registered and still more expected before the weekend.
Balloon Fisher King balloon clips are commonly used by many kingfish anglers in the area for suspending “anxious” live bait under a balloon over bottom structure to draw frenzied kings to the surface to pick off an easy meal. One of THE coolest things to watch is a hyped up kingfish skying out of the water to pounce on a live pogie, mullet or bluefish suspended under a balloon with nowhere to run (or dive). Balloon Fisher King is very proud to again support the 2014 OIFC / Jolly Mon King Classic as a product sponsor.
OIFC Jolly Mon tournament operator Captain Brant McMullan had this to say about the Jolly Mon King Classic and Balloon Fisher King…..
“The King Mackerel are showing up just as the Jolly Mon is set to take place this coming weekend, setting the stage for a perfect storm fishing event “no pun intended- hopefully”. As the Kings move over structure in the 50-70’ depth range, they respond well to anchor fishing while chumming as it stimulates competitive feeding amongst the Kings. Floating live baits under balloons rigged with the Balloon Fisher King is a formula for Kingfishing success anytime, but this weekend it might be the formula to a victory in the Jolly Mon King Classic.”
To find out more or to register for the 2014 OIFC / Jolly Mon King Classic visit OIFC Fishing Tournaments here.
OIFC is also a Balloon Fisher King dealer and carries plenty of Pro Pack 5″ (5 balloon clips + 10 5″ natural latex balloons) inventory which are ideal for kingfishing.
Many shark anglers have recently discovered the convenience and effectiveness of using Balloon Fisher King balloon clips. Shark anglers often use balloons as floats to suspend bait at different depths in the water column. Plus versus traditional floats on the market, balloons are relatively cheap, take up little space on a boat, and come in many colors which allows for bait marking.
As effective as they are though, balloons can be a major hassle to attach and remove from fishing line. It’s that reason that our balloon clips have been very well received by shark anglers. Balloon Fisher King balloon clips are reusable, attach and remove a balloon to fishing line in seconds, and provide adjustable bait depth control.
Big game shark angler Captain Brian Wazlavek of Delaware Family Fishing Charters in Lewes, DE recently had this to say about Balloon Fisher King. “We just completed our first two shark trips of the year and landed a thresher shark on both trips. It was the first time using the clips and I will never fish balloons without using Balloon Fisher King clips. This is a clip that LIL’ ANGLER II, Lewes, DE, will never leave port without.”
Here is an excellent feature on Balloon Fisher King from a recent “Chum Lines” article in Coastal Fisherman magazine by Capt. Mark Sampson, another big game shark fisherman out of Ocean City, MD.
Balloon Fisher King was introduced to a large number of White Sea Bass anglers at the recent WONews.com Catalina White Sea Bass Fishing Tournament in Catalina Island. SoCal anglers often use balloons as a suspension float with live squid as bait when targeting White Sea Bass in and around the kelp beds off Catalina Island. So WSB anglers understand the benefits of using balloons as an effective live bait float, but also realize the attachment, removal, and bait depth adjustment hassles that can go along with balloon fishing. Donated Balloon Fisher King Starter Packs were a welcome addition to the tourney captains bags and Pro Packs as raffle prizes were very well received.
Ben Babbit of tourney sponsor WONews said, “many anglers had heard about Balloon Fisher King and were stoked to give it a shot.” The Balloon Fisher King balloon clip is reusable, can be attached and removed from a fishing line in seconds, and provides precise, adjustable bait depth control.
To find out more details about Balloon Fisher King click here.
Click the link below for results of the 2014 WONews.com Catalina White Sea Bass Tournament.
Balloon Fisher King makes the original balloon fishing clip. Our custom balloon clips are made from a polycarbonate material with a stainless steel spring which makes each clip reusable and very durable. Balloons are quite effective as a live or dead bait suspension float, but can be difficult to attach by tying, rubber bands, swivels or other time consuming methods, and even more challenging to remove, especially when landing a fish! Balloon Fisher King balloon clips are quick and easy to use and enable the angler to attach and remove a balloon from fishing line in seconds.
Polycarbonate is a non-abrasive material so the balloon clip will not cut or nick the line. The stainless steel spring strength maintains a “grip” on the line so the balloon clip will not slide due to wind, chop, or current. The balloon clip spring also provides the benefit of adjustable bait depth control for the angler so live or dead bait can be suspended under the surface or off bottom structure at the desired, precise depth. The balloon clips are versatile and are suitable for 20 lb. monofilament and 30 lb. braided line and higher. (Stay tuned….a “big game” balloon clip for 130 lb. test monofilament and higher is in development and will be coming soon!)
You can purchase Balloon Fisher King balloon clips in Starter Packs, Pro Packs, or Balloon Clip Packs here or visit the Retail Locator to find a dealer near you. To find out more about Balloon Fisher King, please visit the About Us page.
Balloon Fisher King has announced the introduction of Night Fisher, a first-of-its-kind fishing tackle item for night time balloon fishing. Night Fisher provides an all-in-one kit which includes Balloon Fisher King balloon clips that attach and remove a balloon to fishing line in just seconds and provide adjustable, precise bait depth control, along with glow sticks and bright colored balloons for improved bait spotting and strike monitoring when fishing at night or during early morning hours.
“I worked a large number of trade and consumer shows for the Balloon Fisher King launch over the past year and received a lot of feedback and requests for a night balloon fishing kit”, says Jon Bos, inventor of the Balloon Fisher King balloon clip and marketer of Night Fisher. “A lot of anglers fish at night when certain species naturally feed more actively, so the bite can significantly improve utilizing live or dead bait suspension at desired depths during night or pre-dawn hours. Anglers can now add Night Fisher to their arsenal when night fishing for saltwater fish species such as shark, swordfish, tuna, tarpon, striped bass, redfish and snook, along with freshwater species like catfish, largemouth bass or striper and hybrid bass. There was a situational, niche market that asked for it, so we delivered.”
Night Fisher is available in 2 new Pro Pack sizes. The Pro Pack with 11” balloons includes 5 balloon clips, ten (10) 11” balloons and ten (10) 3” glow sticks. The Pro Pack with 5” balloons includes 5 balloon clips, 10 5” balloons and 10 1.5” glow sticks. Night Fisher is also available in 11” and 5” Refill Packs which include 10 balloons and 10 glow sticks. The 5” balloons are recommended for bait size 2 lbs. and under, while the 11” balloons are recommended for bait size 2 lbs. and up.
The Balloon Clips can be used for freshwater and saltwater and are rated for a line diameter of 20-lb. monofilament and higher or 30 lb. braided line and higher. Balloon Fisher King also uses only high quality, 100% natural latex, biodegradable balloons. “We don’t mess around with cheap, synthetic latex balloons”, stated Jon Bos. “We only use high quality, biodegradable latex balloons made here in the US.” Once activated, the glow sticks will last from 6 to 8 hours. The glow stick tube ingredients are also non-toxic.
Night Fisher items can be purchased thru the Online Store at www.balloonfisherking.com/shop/ or visit the Store Locator at www.balloonfisherking/store-locator/ to find a tackle store or fishing center near you that carries Night Fisher and other Balloon Fisher King products.
The annual Miami International Boat Show, aka “The Greatest Boat Show in the World”, will be this weekend February 13 – 17 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Balloon Fisher King products will be on display and available for purchase thru Miami Boat Show exhibitor Crook & Crook, our newest dealer and a major South Florida fishing tackle and marine supply retail location.
Using balloons as a float for live bait fishing can be deadly for targeting monster saltwater or freshwater predators up and down the water column. However, fishing with balloons can certainly be a hassle. Balloon Fisher King – “The Original Balloon Fishing Clip” – attaches and removes a balloon to the line in seconds and provides bait depth control. Balloon Fisher King also uses 100% natural latex, biodegradable balloons.