False albacore abundant from the beach, boat

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By Cam Gammill

(September 23, 2021) We had incredible September days. Our water temperatures are still very hot, our baits are still there in full force and the fishing is fantastic.

Considering mid-June to be the peak of striped bass fishing, the last week of September is the peak of false albacore season. It’s actually generally so predictable that we have several friends and clients scheduled on the island this week to take advantage of all that this fishing has to offer.

False albacore fishing has been absolutely brilliant the last few days. We have had huge groups of fish off the beach and in the tears and they are very active feeding. I was fishing the eastern rips the other day, specifically targeting striped bass and felt like there were more albies than sea bass swimming past the edge. On one pass we would put the caps in the white water and grab a 32 inch bass and on the next pass we actively target the albies on top of the tear.

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