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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2016, 09:19:23 AM »
Fucks sake.  That was great 0:0
Yup, going fishing


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Albies 2016
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2016, 13:09:35 PM »
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.

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I can’t stop dreaming about fishing for Albies.


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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2016, 13:17:58 PM »
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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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2016, 11:33:46 AM »

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.

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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…

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And then off at daybreak

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

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Fort Macon in the background

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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.

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I tail waved good-bye and we continued on…

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

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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”

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Jason's PB at 20 lbs…

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

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

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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.

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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2016, 11:50:08 AM »
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.



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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2016, 12:59:04 PM »
That 20 pounder  :o :o  Well done  'c; 'c; y;

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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2016, 23:37:05 PM »
looks like a fine day!
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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2016, 16:46:26 PM »
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...

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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2016, 21:23:56 PM »
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

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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2016, 21:35:57 PM »
Sweet Baby Jesus that was a monster albie 0:0
Yup, going fishing

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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2016, 21:37:32 PM »
Whelp, headed out Saturday night for one last run for albies.

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

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Which caused this

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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.

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




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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2016, 21:45:22 PM »
Well, shit.
Bote OK?
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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2016, 21:54:12 PM »
Ho lee fuk!

Hell of a way to bag a buck

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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2016, 21:55:11 PM »

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Re: Albies 2016
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2016, 21:56:58 PM »
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.