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Old 10-03-2003, 10:33 AM
DuffyB DuffyB is offline
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Talking 10-2 Albies gone mad

What a difference a week makes. Last week - in busting albies for 3 hours, couldn't get a bite if my life depended on it.

Yesterday, a lot of things worked. This day would develop into my best albie day ever (including 3 years worth of trips to Cape Lookout).

Here's the set up. Launched at o dark. Took me about an hour to find fish. Started throwing flies at them on a sinking line. Spent about 45 minutes with repeated shots into major action with no love (tried 4 different flies, retrieves, etc.).

Couldn't take it any more, so I switched to spinning (metal). Well, these albies went nuts on it. For the next 3 hours, I honestly don't know how many I caught, but would guess in excess of 20. They wanted the metal so bad, I didn't even need to set up on a blitz, blind casting with nothing going on worked! At one point I counted 8 casts, 8 albies landed.

After feeling pretty good about life, decided that no matter what I was going to catch some on the fly. Decided to try something radical - switched to a dry line with an Albie slider fly. Well, let me say that they loved that just as much as the metal. In a melee, one strip and I would be on. No melee, just cast out and strip fast and bang! What a rush to see these fish bust on a dry fly! A first for me. Must have caught 15 plus using this method.

All in all, 11 of the best hours albie fishing I ever had.

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Old 10-03-2003, 10:45 AM
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Where were you at?
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Old 10-03-2003, 10:51 AM
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Awesom report. Gotta love it when everthing lines up and works out!!

Good job.
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Old 10-03-2003, 12:35 PM
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Just wanted to add that it seems that floating lines are drastically under-used these days in salt water.
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Old 10-04-2003, 12:12 AM
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What was the metal you were using?
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Old 10-07-2003, 09:05 AM
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Vossman - Was fishing southern nar. bay (east and west passage) to Point Judith area.

By the way, was out in the slop on Sat. Few pods around, virtually impossible to set up on them. Barely fishable numbers.

Heard from reliable sources the water is now dirty with nothing but blues around (although still plenty of bait).

bb1 - It seemed like any metal would work, but I had on a crippled herring in green and yellow.

Hope they are not gone for good. Any reports for this general area would be greatly appreciated.

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