Ribbonfish (Trichiurus lepturus)
AKA: silver eel, beltfish, cutlassfish, hairtail
Ribbonfish are long and flat, with shiny silver sides, bright yellow eyes and small but very sharp teeth. They are found throughout the tropical and temperate waters of the world. It is a fish, not an eel. BAITMASTERS ribbonfish are caught only by hook and line, brined and handled carefully to minimize scarring.
Uses: Great trolling bait for large king mackerel, blacktip sharks, chicken dolphin, cobia, wahoo, and sailfish. Use cut pieces when chumming by hand. Also makes a good cut bait for snappers.