Albacore 9/10/06

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by Anil, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Anil

    Anil Active Member

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    Sometimes you get lucky. As a whole this year's 3rd Albacore trip was our most successful. The only thing that would have made it better was a supply of live anchovies for some chum. Even without chum, there were so many Albacore we didn’t have trouble getting 2-4 fish for all 5 fly anglers. An easy ‘Bar’ crossing, flat seas and t-shirt weather made the trip as well.
    Once we hit the 62 degree water you could see ‘jumpers’ in almost any direction. Unfortunately the flat seas had a downside. We could see small pods of fish working everywhere, but without chum the fish were pretty skittish and were difficult to keep near the boat. The action still felt non-stop as we were constantly spotting fish and when we were able to find a larger school, hook-ups were all but guaranteed.
     

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    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    Nice work. Ready to break some records on Sunday?
     
  3. Anil

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    I'm tying leaders right now!
     
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    Again, thanks for the great trip Anil.
    I can't get the stupid smile off my face every time I think about it.
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  5. Diehard

    Diehard aka Justin

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    That looks awesome. How long does it take to get out there?
     
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    The run out is usually 2 1/2 to 4 hours each direction depending on the weather and how far the fish are. I think the closest we've seen them was around 30 miles out, while the farthest we've gone is just under 50 (At least for the trips I've been on).
     
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    We went out there on the 8th. It is incredible.
    :thumb:
     
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    I also wanted to send a thanks to Anil. Only 359 days until next year, I cant wait.
     
  9. ToddK

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    Nice pic's Anil. I'm glad to hear your third trip was a success.
    Todd :beer2: