North Carolina False Albacore – Kevin Hospodar

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Late summer/ fall False Albacore have a feeding frenzy on the southern coast of North Carolina. Each year a growing group of friends shack up in an out season beach town for 4 days of hard fishing. For the 2014 season this loose gathering of friends has taken a new purpose and transformed into the “Cape Lookout Albacore Festival” http://capelookoutalbacorefestival.com . The Festival will be a larger event to raise awareness and funds for Project Healing Waters… I suggest anyone interested check on the site for info on sponsoring/ participating/ spearing the word.

Here is my view of one weekend mid-October 2013.
Lots of clouser/surf candy/baitfish variations around 2-4inches, a bit of flash, and a strong hook!

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Each year a growing group of friends shack up in an out season beach town for 4 days of hard fishing.

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Rods at the ready

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Get to the ramp and point for the sun

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As soon as you get out of the inlet, eyes are on the water. Looking for this…

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Get there fast

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and make it happen

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Match the hatch

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Capt Allen Cain (http://www.sightfishnc.com) battling wind and fish

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Then as fast as they are blitzing and ripping drag.. they’re gone.
Back to scanning the water, looking for working bird or busting fish.
Back at it

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Follow the fading light back to the ramp

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  1. John M. says:

    They are always fun…I prefer to fish them from a fixed position from the surf, Barden’s inlet, the Cape jettie, the Beaufort inlet point on Shak. If they arive before the water temps get below 70 in Sept, the rip on the inlet end of Shak can be a field day for big spanish, ladies, albies, pompanos and speck trout. Good stuff.

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