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Old 09-26-2011, 09:07 AM
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Default Early morning, took some high tide abuse

Slipped out 5:30 Sunday morning before the kids woke up. High tide was at 6AM, I was hoping the Albies would come in for breakfast, no such luck. Both points were open, not too much of a surprise since it was high tide and the surf makes you pay to be on the point. spent a few hours, got nice and wet, not a fish to be seen. I'll try again tomorrow.
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Both points empty.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:23 AM
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That's one of the reasons I like the surf
Keeps ya on your toes
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That's one of the reasons I like the surf
Keeps ya on your toes
Great isn't it? Adds a whole new element to fly fishing. Timing your casts while ducking walls of water will certainly keep you on your toes.

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Hey Rip, have the Albies come in yet up your way?
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Yeah they're in and been around for a few weeks.... since the big blow.
Exotics too. One guy swears he's been catching roosterfish....
Of course that's not possible but it must have been something unusual.


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A Roosterfish huh? That would be a sight. I've had some luck on the boat but they haven't hit our beaches yet. May have to take a drive to CT
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Default Re: Early morning, took some high tide abuse

They were getting them from shore at the start, but now they've (the albies) smartened up. I take my kayak out to the first steep drop-off, park by some lobster buoys and wait.
Not a lot of numbers though. Still mostly blues around with a mix of schoolies.
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I've yet to land an Albie from the yak. Wish we had more lobster pots down this way, we have to chase the clammers.
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Default Re: Early morning, took some high tide abuse

The lobster pots mark the drop-off.
The albies are eating bay anchovies.

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While most everyone else plays run-n-gun, if you watch the albies, they feed in a pattern. If you're patient you can intercept them rather than chase 'em.
You'll notice when you're fishing a point all of a sudden they are there, then they disappear for a time, and then suddenly they're back.
What they're doing is swimming in an oval,keeping up speed and feeding along the way. Because of their build they swim best in a straight line, only diving and surfacing.
Predicting where they might show on their next turn around the circle isn't that difficult.
Chasing doesn't work that well in a kayak anyway . I do it for blues, but they don't move as fast and are not as predictable
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The lobster pots mark the drop-off.
The albies are eating bay anchovies.

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... What they're doing is swimming in an oval,keeping up speed and feeding along the way. Because of their build they swim best in a straight line, only diving and surfacing.
Predicting where they might show on their next turn around the circle isn't that difficult.
Chasing doesn't work that well in a kayak anyway . I do it for blues, but they don't move as fast and are not as predictable
I did not now that, If I run into them this week I will have to watch them a little more closely. Thanks for the info!
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The lobster pots mark the drop-off.
The albies are eating bay anchovies.

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While most everyone else plays run-n-gun, if you watch the albies, they feed in a pattern. If you're patient you can intercept them rather than chase 'em.
You'll notice when you're fishing a point all of a sudden they are there, then they disappear for a time, and then suddenly they're back.
What they're doing is swimming in an oval,keeping up speed and feeding along the way. Because of their build they swim best in a straight line, only diving and surfacing.
Predicting where they might show on their next turn around the circle isn't that difficult.
Chasing doesn't work that well in a kayak anyway . I do it for blues, but they don't move as fast and are not as predictable
It worked Rip! Took the boat out and got into them for a bit yesterday. Saved some gas and waited for them to come back around . They still haven't hit the beaches down here
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