Video: MV Derby Albies from the Surf


The MV Derby is one of the best opportunities of the year for the island’s surf fishermen (and women) to come together and show their skills. Albies, bluefish, stripers and bonito are all in play from mid-September to mid-October, creating quite a scene on beaches with driving access like the ones found on Chappaquiddick.

On September 18, 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. Casting 2oz Hogy Epoxy Jigs with a fast retrieve, Joe and Phoenix put on a surf angling clinic and reminded us what the Derby is all about.

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