How To: Fish the Surf for False Albacores Notes: Targeting Albies from shore can be challenging due to the pelagic behavior…
Fish: bonito albies
When false albacore finally show up in numbers to chase peanut bunker and bay anchovies, it’s one of the most visually exciting fisheries Cape Cod has to offer. On a beautiful mid-September day in Vineyard Sound, we joined Capt. Jamie Simmons of Buzzards Bay Outfitters for one of the best days of albie fishing we’ve had all season.
When it comes to albies, anglers travel far and wide chasing rumors, reports and secret tips. Sometimes they are easy to find. Others, not so much. In any event, here’s a guide to some of the haunts that have produced fish for me over the past 25 years that I have been chasing these funny fish.
Dogs love albies and so do we. This is just a small taste of a fun fall weekend filming and fishing with friends around Edgartown for the 2017 Martha’s Vineyard Derby. Filmed September 30, 2017.
Early September albie fishing in Vineyard Sound has been nothing short of fantastic so far this year, so here’s a quick video with some of the action off of Nobska Point in Falmouth. Filmed September 10, 2017
The Salty Cape team heads out with Buzzards Bay Outfitters in search of bonito on a pre-work trip in mid-August, finding topwater feeds and big bluefish along the way. Filmed August 16, 2017
In mid September, Salty Cape’s Matt Rissell drove out to Chappaquiddick with MV locals Joe Rogers and Phoenix Russell to fish for false albacore on the island’s southeast corner, hoping to attract fish in from the shoals of Wasque.
Here’s a list of techniques for this situation that I have put into my arsenal from over the years of fishing for these unpredictable speedsters from the Outer Banks to Cape Cod.