Saturday, September 19, 2009
The first two weeks of September, 2009 were some of the finest angling days for false albacore in the northeast I've seen in years. The albies were mostly in the 6 to 8 pound range and were feeding like sipping trout most of the time. And naturally, they were doing their albie thing of being challenging to the hook. There were days when most of Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay were loaded with the speedsters. When you have albies up feeding almost all day, through the tides, you have a wonderful opportunity. With so many fish around,the few people pursing them were mostly behaving. Not many running and gunning techniques were being practiced. My sports did take a few bonito during the first week of September. Striped bass available to fly fishing anglers were not available in the waters during this early fall season fishing. They should arrive soon though. See my previous Blogg to the right in January of the fly of choice(http://mainestripedbassfishing.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-false-albacore-and-striped-bass-fly.html). Enjoy the remaining northeast, fall fishing season.