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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2016, 09:13:19 AM »
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.

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

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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

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Behind the trawler feeding frenzy

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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...

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

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


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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2016, 09:34:34 AM »
the suk in this thread is strong....

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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2016, 14:19:35 PM »
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.

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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2016, 17:10:23 PM »
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 !!

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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2016, 05:34:30 AM »
Hells yeah! 0:0 bd;0 'c; /'/ V:; :banana011: :banana026:
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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2016, 06:27:01 AM »
"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? "
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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2016, 07:17:37 AM »
Beers boats n fish, carry on!


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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2016, 09:07:31 AM »
You da man.
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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2016, 12:21:47 PM »

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
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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!
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Drove to the ramp.
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Hell, yeah, let’s go fishing!
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The boat in front of us belonged to a couple of guys from Cape Cod who were finishing up a week of fishing.
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Rigging up in the no wake zone.
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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….

 

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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 ľ 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

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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

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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2016, 12:32:35 PM »
That was hott.
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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2016, 13:34:38 PM »
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That's one way to work off a Duke loss.  :banana072:

And a state win.  -+;

Good on ya Keith.
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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2016, 13:45:06 PM »
Hell all I got to add is the picture of the tripple.  Good times fellas

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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2016, 16:17:46 PM »
Holy smokes!!!

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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2016, 07:06:08 AM »
You guys suck, that is all i have to say as i stare at my 10wt in the corner. 'c;