Steele Park, a North Carolina charter captain, has plenty of experience with balloon fishing. He knows the benefits of fastening a balloon to his line, which allows him to keep his bait at the desired depth. He also likes that fishing with balloons makes it easier to place more lines in the water.
Unfortunately, Park is also aware of the negatives of fastening balloons to line, which includes the hassle of removing the tangles of rubber from the line after a balloon bursts.
So when Park had his first experience with the Balloon Fishing Clip, he was beyond excited. He saw it as money in the bank.
The Balloon Fishing Clip Simplifies The Process
“Before, when I was tying balloons directly to the lines, you had to worry about the balloons spinning (in the wind) while the boat was moving, so we couldn’t tie it on until we were ready to fish, and the (spent) balloons can be a pain to remove from the line,” said Park, who competes in kingfish tournaments. “This clip removes that margin for error, and when you one fish can be worth $50,ooo, any margin of error we can remove is helpful.”
The Balloon Fishing Clip is ideal anytime depth control is paramount, be that in freshwater or saltwater. It fastens to the line easily, requires very little effort to fasten balloons to and can be removed from the line just as easily.
Park, who primarily fishes with live bait, has found the Balloon Fishing Clip to be a tool that removes most of the hassles normally associated with balloon fishing, which allows him to concentrate on catching fish.
He likes to use balloons to put out multiple lines when slow trolling, a popular technique for those chasing kings. The balloons keep the bait—typically menhaden—in the strike zone.
But a major hassle in the past has been that the pre-rigged balloons spin around the line, causing tangles, as the angler searches for fish. The remedy had been to wait until he’d arrived at his fishing spot to begin rigging, something that can take 10 to 20 minutes, depending on how many rigs he has to set up.
More Time Fighting Fish, Less Time Fighting Balloons
It was a potentially expensive hassle.
“The more time you have in the water, the more chances you have for success,” he adds.
Now that he’s been using the Balloon Fishing Clip, Park is able to keep numerous rigs at the ready, and he doesn’t need to concern himself with removing those annoying pieces of twisted rubber from his line any more.
“The Balloon Fishing Clip really makes fishing with balloons a lot more efficient,” Park says. “Balloon fishing is now a whole lot easier with this clip.”
If you use our Balloon Fishing Clip to land a nice catch this summer, give us a shout. We’d love to show your catch on our Fish Tales page.