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Did Anyone Catch Any Albies This Year?

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52 mins ago, jerseystriper said:

Easiest year ever for albies. Fun enough on a fly rod. 

That sounds like a blast. From boat or shore? I always wondered if people targeted them from shore on a fly rod. Seems like a whole lotta effort that would be very rewarding. 

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1 hour ago, JuvenileTortoise said:

That sounds like a blast. From boat or shore? I always wondered if people targeted them from shore on a fly rod. Seems like a whole lotta effort that would be very rewarding. 

 

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7 hours ago, ferret said:

 

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That is cool! I gotta put more effort in this year with my fly rod... I'll also test the water for albies this year a bit more than I did last year. Thanks for the response!

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They were everywhere up north. Best day was 18 landed, and I lost a bunch trying to horse them in. I wish I had more time to target them last year. I was stupid and used my pto to chase the Bass that weren't around for the second year in a row. Next season I chase Albies, catching dink Bass is boring.

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As mentioned there was a lot of albie action in some well known spots in moco. You couldnt pay me enough for me to fish those areas though...a real sh*t show. I was out all over this fall but there were numerous times I didnt see any albie action. You really needed to be at the right place at the right time. So for those that weren't out a ton..dont feel bad or make an appt to the eye doctor...I can totally picture not running into anything.

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On 2/3/2019 at 11:39 AM, ChumSlickJon said:

Any of you catch those mackeral I saw flying out of the water a bunch of times?  Those things are fast and I'm getting older.  

 

I got a few spanish this year, first for me in NJ.  Alot of work for not alot of fight, you're not missing anything.

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Also by far my best year for albies.  Normally they are here for 2 weeks but this year it was a solid month+  from surf and kayak.  If I catch 1 or 2 a year I am happy but this year I caught

14 from surf casting and 7 from trolling off the kayak up and down the Moco coast.  

 

I even ate one.  Friend of mine gave me a couple of tips and it was delicious raw.  

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On 2/4/2019 at 2:20 PM, bbfish said:

 

I got a few spanish this year, first for me in NJ.  Alot of work for not alot of fight, you're not missing anything.

good eats, if that's your thing

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I saw a bunch from the beach's but never had them long enough to hook up. From the boat was different story, some of the best Albie days I'd ever had.

 

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On 2/3/2019 at 11:39 AM, ChumSlickJon said:

Any of you catch those mackeral I saw flying out of the water a bunch of times?  Those things are fast and I'm getting older.  

While snapper fishing, I hooked up with I thought were macks.... but were actually small bonita. They were about 12" or so. Great fun. 

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4 mins ago, ChumSlickJon said:

Not banded rudder fish?  I got those when fishing for snappers.  

Yes caught them also. What a nice day that was. Sunshine and no crowd. 

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