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Albies 2016

Started by driver, September 25, 2016, 15:15:58 pm

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ptfranze


Like Jason said even that morning we debated doing something else, thought about going to chase some brookies because the wind. Glad we didn't!  Got on to fish pretty much as soon as we got out and were on them most of the day until it slowed down around lunch.





They were gorging themselves and puking everywhere.  Boat looked like a bloodbath at the end of the day.







Had one albie we saw take the fly extremely hard and take off on a run right away.  Set the hook hard and then he popped off, I was pissed then realized he had straightened my hook  :o



Behind the trawler feeding frenzy





This is when it slowed down and Jason decided to switch up the species he was fishing for.  Didn't take long for him to hook into something...



But for real Jason hooked into his shark.  The take was awesome, and it was really cool watching all these sharks chase his fly.




Glad we went, it was by far my best day albie fishing and probably our best combined.  Probably boated a little over 20.   y;

Woolly Bugger

the suk in this thread is strong....
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

driver

More suk from yesterday.  Not as good as last weekend. Good start to the morning behind trawlers with big fish. Rest of the day was teh suk. 12 in da bote.


















Stone-Man

Helluva report , Driver.
I have caught a helluva lot of needle fish, but that was the biggest that I have ever seen.  Hell, I thought that it was a Hound fish when I first looked at the flick.
Thx for sharing - Good stuff ,man !!

DRIFTS

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Dougfish

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970

Woolly Bugger

Beers boats n fish, carry on!


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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Big J

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." Hemingway

Woolly Bugger

November 07, 2016, 13:21:47 pm #23 Last Edit: November 07, 2016, 13:45:10 pm by Woolly Bugger


2016 - 81

Text comes in from Driver, "Wanna go for a boat ride?" "Sure, " I reply, "when do I need to be where?"
"Got any heavy gear?"
"8 wt"
"That'll do"

That's how my first False Albacore trip started. In the past I've always been on call during a month long period that spans the albie season, but not this year, the proposed BAT takeover of RAI has put that annual project in jeopardy. After some discussion about the end of Daylight Savings Time, we agreed to drive down Saturday night to be able to get on the water at daybreak.

Picking up a Franzian


With a "Quality" room, an air mattress, and three ear plugs, we managed to get a few hours of sleep before the 5:30 alarm went off.

"Free" breakfast!


Drove to the ramp.


Hell, yeah, let's go fishing!




The boat in front of us belonged to a couple of guys from Cape Cod who were finishing up a week of fishing.




Rigging up in the no wake zone.


We moved on out and chased after the first trawler with hopes of finding feeding fish. The ride out was pretty brisk, but not unbearably so. I made a few cast into the wake before we decided to head along Shackelford Banks to inside the hook of Cape Lookout. Fish were busting bait everywhere and I hooked into my first Albie on my second cast. Jesus, those fuckers can fight! Crank that drag down tight, those mothers can run! With three in the boat, we sort of took turns, but had many doubles and a triple hook up to boot. For the next four hours the action was insane.
It looked like this....

 
























































It was all pretty much fun and games, until I hooked a hot fish and was feeding line when, "Oh, shit!" there is a knot in the fly line. "Crap," I had only a second to try and pull it out, but I was too late and it popped through the guides getting hung up somewhere near the tip and the ¾ of the TFO shot 30 feet out into the water and I was left holding on the butts section with a whirling knuckle busting reel. Franzian came over and retrieved the rod from the sea as I was able to get the fish under control and put the sections back together.

We lost some fish on hooks that bent out, and a hot one that ran far into the backing and then got tangled up with a fish from another boat. But no rods were broken. The fish spread out in the afternoon and didn't stay up long. So after many frustrating chases we finally called it a day an hour from sunset















Hose the boat down and then off to dinner and the drive home, I was in bed at 11:30 totally worn out , but feel great today, except for the sore spots on my abdomen





Thanks, a million!








ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Big J

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." Hemingway

ptfranze


Not much else to add except some shitty phone pics.

Bossman hooked up on his first albie




Attempt at a double picture












Dougfish

 0:0

That's one way to work off a Duke loss.  :banana072:

And a state win.  -+;

Good on ya Keith.
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970

jtdriver

Hell all I got to add is the picture of the tripple.  Good times fellas



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DRIFTS

Holy smokes!!!

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BrookieHunter

You guys suck, that is all i have to say as i stare at my 10wt in the corner. 'c;


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