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.
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.
This year marks the 71st Derby, a fishing event that was first started as a promotion to increase business for a new ferry line to the Vineyard. A public relations man, Nat Sperber, is credited with coming up with the idea of the Derby.
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.
When the albies (and crowds of boats) are in thick, inshore captains sometimes lose their calm, get hostile and competitive with these silly fish and make fishing not fun. Here are a few tips to stay sane when things get a little tight on the water.
We launched RIPTIDE on flat water and hit some common and uncommon spots looking for hardtails on Sunday, finding albies to 10 pounds, bonito to 8 pounds and some gator blues mixed in.