Made the traditional treck to North Carolina for fall False Albacore season. The area was hit hard by Hurricane Florence so we weren’t sure what to expect. Generally speaking the water was dirty, the weather was crummy and the fishing was NOT good. In the 6 years I’ve been making the pilgrimage to NC for… Continue reading North Carolina False Albacore (NOT)
I fished with father, John, and 11-year-old son, Jack, from Fairfield, CT yesterday. Both good fisherman and really nice fellows. It started out 39 degrees and cold but, nice and mild weather for fishing, so we headed to Plum Gut for the flood tide. We were looking for Albies for John since Jack had already… Continue reading Lots of False Albacore with Lock Jaw!!!
I fished Seth today - a Hartford area local and a good fly fisherman. Seth is actually a freshwater trout guide on the Farmington River. He fished the Farmington in a drift boat and if that’s your thing you should give him a call. You can find him at www.FarmingtonRiverTradingCompany.com or at 860-242-1500. This time… Continue reading Cold. Rain. Wind. & Acres of Albies!!!
I fished a quick 4 hours with Liza and Billy from Westchester County and NYC. Both have tons of boating experience and Billy had lots of fishing prowess. We were trying to fit the trip in on a late booking so the tides weren’t perfect but we were able to find fish anyway. Wind was… Continue reading Stripers and Bluefish for Liza and Billy!
I fised both tides with a wonderful father/son team (Dave &Parker) from CT and FL. We left the dock at 7 and immediately ran into a 20 mph SW wind. It took us an hour to get to the rips but found fish most everywhere. Both Dave and Parker are exceptional fly roders and even… Continue reading Double Albies on the Fly!!!
I fished with Ken and Mark today, two really nice CT locals. It was overcast, cool and windy most of the day. Fortunately, those crazy False Albacore like it like that. We didn’t find many fish but those we found were catchable. Nearly every cast that was right on the fish produced a take. We… Continue reading Hungry Albies! Check that Box!
This evening I fished with a good pal and great fly caster, Michael. He’s fly fished all over the world but hadn’t caught an Albie on the fly before. We found lots of fish and a Great White eating Albies off of Watch Hill. But, most importantly, we got Micheal’s first Albie. Check one off… Continue reading First False Albacore on the Fly
Today I fished Carl and Greg, two experienced fishermen from the Hartford area. We planned to fish a full day and mix it up between the fly rod and the spinning gear. Over the weekend there was some trouble getting the Albies to eat, but not today. Today if you stuck a diamond jig or… Continue reading False Albacore Heaven!
Today I fished with a really nice father/son team Don and Jeremy from update NY. Both good fishermen and both experienced boaters. We ran maybe 60 miles and found Albies in virtually every spot we fished. It was windy so I give them both credit for sticking with it all day. There were fish on… Continue reading Loads of Big Albies!!
I fished two really nice ministers in town for a retreat in Niantic. Both were good fishermen - one on spinning gear and one with the fly rod. We only had 4 hours and were in between tides so the pressure was on. We found Albies at Plum Gut at the very end of the… Continue reading Albie on the Fly!