Fly Fishing for False Albacore off Cape Cod

This past weekend, I went out chasing false albacore off Cape Cod with my dad and a friend. The morning lit up with albies immediately, and stayed pretty strong all day, with only a brief pause around slack tide. I’m not always one to count, but I think we boated close to 20 albies. What a day — and what a beautiful day!

I’ve heard people talking about how blue seems to be a trigger for them this year. I can’t confirm that — I found albie whores with some chartreuse worked early, and then they got onto much smaller bait.

Here are some photos from the day.

 

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An early screamer!

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The colors. So amazing.

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This poor fella swallowed the fly. I felt bad.

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A friend tied this up for me — thought I’d try it out!

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