False Albacore

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Josh Wrigley and I spent a great mid-September day off Cape Cod with Captain Artie Sawyer of Fin Fun Charters. The fish were playing a bit hard-to-get in the morning, but by noon things started to heat up.

You can see in the photo the size of the bait the albies were eating. Early in the morning I made a sarcastic comment about Artie’s tiny flies, referring to them as “anchovy emerger patterns.” Artie made me eat those words, however. Between us, Josh and I released about a dozen fish–this included two double hookups–and lost several others. With water temperatures in the 70s, Artie expects this action to continue well into October.

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