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ALBIESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: August 02, 2017, 08:37:31 AM »

are almost here....




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Re: ALBIESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 11:15:51 PM »

Don't get to jumpy, I doubt they will be targetable for a month give or take. Bonito and smacks will be here sooner though.
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Re: ALBIESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 06:02:12 AM »

Just took the Acela up the CT coastline yesterday coming back from NYC.    So much fish able water, hopefully no rust tide this year
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Re: ALBIESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 08:42:05 AM »

Don't get to jumpy, I doubt they will be targetable for a month give or take. Bonito and smacks will be here sooner though.

I know, I just wanted to see ChrisM jump in here expecting a report.

I'd like a bonito.
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Re: ALBIESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2017, 08:42:45 AM »

Just took the Acela up the CT coastline yesterday coming back from NYC.    So much fish able water, hopefully no rust tide this year

BEEEERRRRR CARRRRRRR

I'm on that train in a couple of weeks myself. I've taken that thing more times than I'd of liked.
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Re: ALBIESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 09:20:57 AM »

Every week for nearly two years I took the Acela from 128 to NYC. Once you hit all that good looking water you lose cell service too.  Perfect place to just disappear off the grid lol.  I've seen quite a few surface feeds through that area and little to no one fishing it.
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Re: ALBIESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 09:38:01 AM »

I know, I just wanted to see ChrisM jump in here expecting a report.

Wow, you got me, gosh I'm gullible.  I came sprinting in here expecting an albie report from you, despite it being early August.

I even ended a phone call I was having with some foreign guy who just needed my credit card information in order to enter me into a contest for a free Ipad.  Now I hope he calls me back
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Re: ALBIESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 10:06:33 AM »

I know, I just wanted to see ChrisM jump in here expecting a report.

Wow, you got me, gosh I'm gullible.  I came sprinting in here expecting an albie report from you, despite it being early August.

I even ended a phone call I was having with some foreign guy who just needed my credit card information in order to enter me into a contest for a free Ipad.  Now I hope he calls me back


I knew it!
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Re: ALBIESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2017, 10:18:44 PM »

Got a couple calls about bonito today but what is more promising is the fish trap boats brought in tubs of them this weekend.
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Re: ALBIESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2017, 06:33:36 AM »

Starting to study my maps.  It's just too early to be thinking like this ugh

Remember in 2006 when the football bluefin swarmed into those same waters in mid August ?

I do, it was The year before I got a boat that could get the job done
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Re: ALBIESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2017, 08:18:55 AM »

Starting to study my maps.  It's just too early to be thinking like this ugh

Remember in 2006 when the football bluefin swarmed into those same waters in mid August ?

I do, it was The year before I got a boat that could get the job done

Have you caught football bluefin? I think I would shit myself.
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Re: ALBIESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2017, 08:41:11 AM »


Have you caught football bluefin? I think I would shit myself.

I have not - I have had legit shots to busting fish, but no hookups.  There was a few summers about a decade ago where flyfishers were killing it with the footballs outside of the harbor, and down in Rhode Island.  My experience chasing them was in Cape Cod bay - and that was some grueling, all-day, search and travel, for *maybe* one shot. Started to feel like work versus fishing. 
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Re: ALBIESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2017, 08:51:53 AM »

In all seriousness, is a 10 weight big enough for football bluefin? Or is this a fish that if you're targeting you should be gearing up appropriately?

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Re: ALBIESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2017, 09:00:13 AM »

Per Andy at CO, a 10 weight was sufficient.  He and his wife Melissa have landed multiple SBFT. So I bought one to go after the footballs. I can say that rod is more than what is needed for average NE albie

I believe Dennis has landed some bluefin- not sure if he did it with conventional or flyrod
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Re: ALBIESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2017, 10:26:35 AM »


Chris I remember that period when all those small bluefins were around RI. A ten weight was fine. Wish I had got in on that action.
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