In the 1980s, off Venezuela, long before dredges came along, we marked plenty of billfish, but we now know the dredges we use help us even more. We believe these fish see that large ball of bait near the noise of our boats, which they can feel with their lateral lines and other senses.
After witnessing this incredible speed and sharp vision, the next question is: What colors do they see?
According to the videos I see online and what I see on the boats fishing around me, it must be red squid and black mudflaps, because that’s about all I see hanging from the outriggers of the boats around me. For the surface teasers, you usually have one red and one green squid chain on each side of the boat.