Fished with Tom and his son, Joey, from New Jersey today. Both have fished with me before but had never caught a False Albacore. Today started early, before 7, in pea soup fog. Had to use the radar to get anywhere for the first hour and a half. No sooner did the fog lift and… Continue reading Fog and Few Fish!!!
Today started slow. Looked for fish for a couple hours and couldnt find anything. I was sure there were fish just not sure where. I looked at the right tide in the morning at Beaufort inlet and nothing. Ran to the Hook still nothing. What the heck? So I decided to head west which I… Continue reading More big False Albacore!
Weather today started our clear, cold and windy. Ended up clear, light wind and 60 degrees.....a beautiful day for fishing. Found birds on bait balls right away and it didn’t take long to get in to fish. The fish today stayed under their baitball/s all day and would occasionally work over the bait ball; tearing… Continue reading False Albacore Blasting Bait Balls & Lots of Big Fish!!!
Fished a day and a half with Don from Wilmington NC. Fishing was OK / not great. The Albies are really big the last couple of days though. Seems like a new batch of fish have shown up. These fish aren’t following the shrimp boats but are chasing bait in deeper water than the fish… Continue reading Where Did the Shrimp Boat Fish Go?
Fished 3/4 day with a local from Atlantic Beach yesterday. Found albies right outside the harbor channel and pretty quickly were hooked up. Those first two fish were really big fish. From there we headed west and found a shrimp boat with another big fish. That all happened between leaving the dock at 11 and… Continue reading False Albacore Quality not Quantity
So yesterday was Day 3 of trying to set the 4 lb women’s fly rod record for False Albacore. Unfortunately we didn’t catch our fish. Sure wasn’t for lack of trying or the number of fish though. Over the 3 days that Darlene and Charlie from Massachusetts fished they hooked a couple hundred, caught over… Continue reading Albie Fever Day 3
So the end of day two with two great fishermen and really nice people from Massachusetts. Charlie and Darlene are here for 4-5 days and false albacore fishing with me for 3 of those. We’re fishing spinning rods and fly rods. We have several goals this trip. 1) Set the ladies 4 lb record for… Continue reading Wow… North Carolina is False Albacore Heaven!!!!
Fished in dense fog almost all day. Didn’t clear until maybe 2 o’clock. We forged ahead using the radar and were only able to fish shrimp trawlers until the fog lifted. Didn’t matter though as we caught 25 Albies this morning before the fog lifted. Weather was nice and warm but just dripping with… Continue reading Be Thankful for Radar!!!
My last report had us working hard for half a dozen fish. Today was completely different. False Albacore everywhere! Both tides had fish....open water had fish...shrimp trawlers had fish....inlets and bays all had fish. My charter from Louisiana caught four nice Albies in his first 5 casts and it never slowed down from there. False… Continue reading Back to Epic !!!
Tyoically when I’m taking about the weather or beautiful scenery in my fishing report headline it’s a prelude to the actual fishing. That was the case yesterday. Fished one Angler on spinning gear. We ran for miles and found few fish. At least the fish we found would eat. We came on several pods… Continue reading Gorgeous Weather!