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Albies 2016

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

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Jfey

Fucks sake.  That was great 0:0
Yup, going fishing

Woolly Bugger

November 11, 2016, 14:09:35 pm #31 Last Edit: November 12, 2016, 00:04:07 am by Woolly Bugger

I was putting together my TFO 8 wt and Ross Evolution reel when Driver says, "I hope you don't have an Albright Knot on that!" "Why, yes," I replied. "Good luck," was his response.

Well my knots held and were tested time and time again. The Ross did it's job too despite the fact that I had to tighten the drag down all the way. I did lose a couple of fish, one when the line got caught around the reel seat, breaking off at a perfection loop and another fish, which may have been my best of the day, ran well into the backing and then got wrapped up with a hooked fish on another boat, that time the 25 lb leader broke at the hook.

We approached a bait ball with albies jumping and slashing as I laid out a cast and I swear that a fish took the fly before it hit the water. That was a damn awesome moment, that and the several fish that slashed at the fly close to the boat as we stripped in the line, missing only by the slimmest margins.

Here are some more pics from the other day, along with a beer shot that I had intended to include in the original TR. I can't stop dreaming about fishing for Albies.





















I can't stop dreaming about fishing for Albies.


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

me -There's a season?

driver

I'm glad you had a good time. Looks like I might have another person to go in on a house woth me next year.

So.. when you buying at bote?


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Woolly Bugger



2016 - 85

I called Jason, "looks like I'm in for tomorrow, I'm up on the river now, but I'm leaving now and will be at your place around eight."


We transfer geared and heading on down the road to the motel, but then this happened.



Four of the five lug nuts came off without too much of a struggle, but #5 was a royal pain in the ass.

Three or four hours of sleep later...



And then off at daybreak





It wasn't long before we found albies bustin bait, just out of the harbor.



Fort Macon in the background



We chased after the small pods for a while but headed over to the main event, and on the way had a whale come up so close to the boat, we stopped and watched for a while....and I took some crappy POS shots, "D" took out the DSLR and might have some much better images.



I tail waved good-bye and we continued on...



It was really calm in the hook and fish were chasing bait up close to the shore.



Then Jason hooks up and the reel spins like crazy and keeps going, taking him into "uncharted backing" he worked that fish for 10 or 15 minutes, before calling out, "I think we're going to have to chase this one down." Maybe 10 minutes later he got most of the fly line back and then...

"Damn, that thing I huge"



Jason's PB at 20 lbs...







A few more footballs were caught, then "D" got another "good" one, a 17 pounder





Taking a look into the fish I couJD see bait fish in its gullet, he shook the fish and these fell out





Radio chatter indicated that there might be Reds on the east side so we went for a boat ride, we had some shots at albies there but overall it was pretty quiet and headed back to the hook later in the day with the tide change. More albies were caught and before we called it a day and headed back.















Captain's Plate



Cheers ....



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

me -There's a season?

driver

Welp, that about summed it up. Slack tide was the suck. Mainly just bs'd with other fishermen drank some beers.

I brought the DSLR hoping to get some pics of busting fish. But spent too much time trying to catch them on hook than camera. Here are some snaps from yesterday.



Humpback Whale









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ptfranze

That 20 pounder  :o :o  Well done  'c; 'c; y;

Rhody

looks like a fine day!
My picture weighs more than your picture.
J.M.

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: Rhody on November 21, 2016, 00:37:05 am
looks like a fine day!


'twas a fine day indeed, and I learned about Bimini knots / nail knot loops / and that a Gamakatsu B10S will straighten the fuck straight out on a False Albacore...
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!”

me -There's a season?

ptfranze

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on November 21, 2016, 17:46:26 pm
Quote from: Rhody on November 21, 2016, 00:37:05 am
looks like a fine day!


'twas a fine day indeed, and I learned about Bimini knots / nail knot loops / and that a Gamakatsu B10S will straighten the fuck straight out on a False Albacore...


B10s were straightening too? :o  Makes me feel not as bad about the hooks I was using now

Jfey

Sweet Baby Jesus that was a monster albie 0:0
Yup, going fishing

driver


Whelp, headed out Saturday night for one last run for albies.

Then this mother fucker said, "Fuck that shit!"



Which caused this

 

And at 70mph on impact busted my radiator.

After a ride in a tow truck and picked up by Patrick's wife. We ended up here to end Albies 2016.



Still got my Waffle, a few hours earlier than expected.




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

Ho lee fuk!

Hell of a way to bag a buck
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!”

me -There's a season?

driver


ptfranze

Bote was fine...dont worry we were too Doug!  ;D

Jason did say he needed to start hunting again, just didn't know he was going to start on the way to go fishing. 


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