Starting at $12
Joe Shutes Ballyhoo Skirts have proven to be the best in the North East on all species of pelagic fish. Joe uses high visibility hair and mylar on all his skirts. 1 ounce is traditionally the go to lure for yellowfin, but recent times have shown that mixing in a couple heavier versions can pay off for bigeye tuna as well. The heavier models are also commonly used for way, way, way back Bluefin trolling. We offer them 3 ways:
Unrigged: Buyer adds his own leader, hook etc.
Pin-rigged: Includes - Pin, screw on baitspring, ½ oz chin weight, 10' 130# Momoi Smoke Blue Leader, and Mustad 7691DT 8/0 Hook *(Best Ballyhoo “J” Hook on the market!) Note: Other pin-rig variations are available- IE. Mustad 9/0 7691DT, No weight, larger spring, rubberbands or wire… Please email us at or call 609-425-1967
New! Keel Weighted Joe Shute: Uniquely designed head is designed to ensure that the ballyhoo tracks upright.
Stinger rigged: Scroll down to find Joe Shute Stingers
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Joe Shute Stingers:
Starting at $19
All colors available in 1oz. and 3oz.
Stinger Rigged - Pin, screw on baitspring, ½ oz chin weight, 42" 130# Momoi Smoke Blue Leader, and Mustad 7691DT 8/0 Hook *(Best Ballyhoo “J” Hook on the market!) These make a good substitute as the stinger(hook bait) on one of our spreader bars.
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3oz. Nickel Head Joe Shute
Starting at $18.50
New from Capt. Joe, the Nickel Head Joe Shute. It combines a Nickel plated head with the trademark hair and mylar that makes Joe Shutes great. Available Unrigged, Pin Rigged or Stinger Pin Rigged.
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Light Sterling/Joe Shute Chain: $44
This is a great surface chain as the lead bird makes a commotion and keeps this chain on top while the rest of the lures track just below the surface with a killer swimming ballyhoo following it up. It can be pulled in any position in your spread, but if you flat line it you will have to clip it down to keep the bird in the water.
Starts with a 7” lead bird- then (3)-1oz Sterling Island Witches- then the stinger is a 1oz Joe Shutes- pin rigged for ballyhoo- Mustad 7691 8/0 Hook, 8’ 130# Momoi Smoke Blue Leader(See pics below).
Suggested Spread Location: Long Rigger or Short Rigger
Teasers: 1 – 7” Hard skirted bird, 3 – 4.5” Sterling Island Witch
Hookbait/Stinger: 1 oz. Joe Shute – Pin-rigged, screw-on baitspring, Mustad 7691DT 8/0 Hook
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Heavy Sterling/Joe Shute Chain: $49.99
This is an excellent sub-surface chain that can be pulled in any position on the boat. Great for rough days and it is always a good idea to have some lures running below your surface splashing lures. This chain starts with (4)-1oz Sterling Island Witches- then the stinger is a 5 ¾oz Joe Shutes- (pin-rigged for ballyhoo, Mustad 7691 8/0 Hook, 10’ 130# Momoi Smoke Blue Leader - 10oz. total weight). See pictures below. Custom rigging for Large Select Ballyhoo is available.
Suggested Spread Location: Flat Line, Long Rigger or Down the Middle just behind the Long Rigger
Teasers: 4 – 4.5” Sterling Island Witch
Hookbait/Stinger: 5 ¾ oz. Joe Shute – Pin-rigged, screw-on baitspring, Mustad 7691DT 8/0 Hook