The ablies are in and they are in in big numbers. Some days it takes some running around to find the bigger pods, but every trip we’ve found a good number of fish and in many cases had the pods to ourselves for hours! In 4 days we ended up with 3 false albacore over 10 lbs, each of which would have been in the lead for the Vineyard Derby.
For a brief summary of some of the drag screaming action we’ve been having check out the below highlights video.
The surprising news is the albies are already finicky, both around Martha’s Vineyard and off the Cape Cod Mainland and Buzzards Bay. On the fly small clousers in either chartreuse/white, pink/white, and olive/white have been the key. Find a fly that is about the same size and profile as the baitfish that pod is working and rotate through the colors until you find what they want the most. It can be the difference between hooking up once an hour versus every couple minutes. Other flies that have been working are the hoo fly, albie whore, gummy minnows, and tutti frutti clousers.
On light tackle the top producers have been different size and colors of Hogy epoxies with pink, olive, bone, funky chicken, and albie crack being the top producers. When those aren’t working Hogy soft plastics and Albie Snax have both been producing in good numbers. We’ve even had to go to Deadly Dicks for a couple trips to produce more consistent action! Any which way, one of them has always worked.
We only have a couple dates remaining for the rest of the season. Give us a call today to book your dates and get a chance at some of these speedsters on fly and light tackle!
– Captain Nick