“You can go out and sink the boat with B-grade baits. It’s finding a steady supply of A baits that’s difficult,” Mark admits. Given the opportunity to talk with a bait savant, I asked him what the deal was with bluebacks and greenbacks. “They’re two totally different fish,” he continues. “Look closely, you’ll see they look nothing alike.” I started to feel like our charter clients who’d say, “Marlin? Those are the fish that look like swordfish, right?” Mark takes me to school: “Bluebacks have a red tip on their beak and a red tip on their tail, whereas greenbacks have a red tip on their beak and an orange tip on their tail.” Bluebacks also, he says, “have a bigger eye and are much shinier.” This raises a question, so, naturally, I interject, “Is it a dietary thing?” Sure is. Equate ballyhoo to beef you buy at the grocery store. Grass-fed is safer, tastes better and is more desirable but, in turn, more expensive.