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    Spent the last 4 days at Ft Fisher chasing Albies and Spanish with my fishing buddy Bobby. Running out of Carolina Beach Inlet you could find all the action you could stand. As soon as you hit the last set of channel markers birds would be showing us the fish. It a lot of run and gun type fishing with fish here busting and by the time you get there they have gone down to come back up where you just left from . Its a fast and furious pace chasing Albies but man is it a blast.

    We caught them while trolling at 6 to 7mph for Spanish with Clark spoons, also tossing 3/8 oz Sting Silvers, and on the fly rods with small Clouser's. For the Sting Silvers we were just using our trout setups, 7ft med action rods with a 2500 reel and 10 or 15 pound braid and a 20 pound leader. The first hit they would take off like a rocket and take half the spool of line and just hold on. As time goes by you finally get one to come to the boat.

    We weighed this one to see what the average size was.....8 pounds.


    High noon trolling Clark Spoons off the beach yielded some Spanish mixed with some blues or if farther out you like a 1/4 mile or better you caught Albies.


    This is what you are looking for when the Albies are busting bait. Ease the boat up into the crowd and let the flies rip.



    We did catch a couple of nice Spanish.



    So if you want to get your game on with some hard fighting fat Albies get out there. Fish are willing to hit lures, doesn't matter your style of fishing. GET SOME

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    Looks like a great time! Congrats!
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    Albies... you can't catch just one
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    Great report! Sounds like a lot of fun. How are they to eat?
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    No good, just fun to catch. They fight hard and pull a lot of drag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Hobbs View Post
    Here is an article on cooking Albie.
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    Sounds like as long as you're catching Spanish, might as well throw the albies back or use them for cut bait. Both of these species are strickly offshore or do they occasionally venture through the inlets?
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    Offshore, may on occasion get some in the inlet, but typically offshore. We chase Albies to get the fight on light tackle
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    When do these guys get in thick around Harker island?
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    They are there now just out the Inlet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Hobbs View Post
    Here is an article on cooking Albie.
    Hmmm I wonder how they would do in fishcakes after a good marinade? Looks like you had a blast!!!
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    I'd have to take a few breaks with 8 lb fish spooling my 2500...whew!

    Purdy work Scott.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quest4reds View Post
    Sounds like as long as you're catching Spanish, might as well throw the albies back or use them for cut bait. Both of these species are strickly offshore or do they occasionally venture through the inlets?
    I have seen Spanish in the icww at times in the summer and fall.
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    Scott . I am at kure beach this week and have been watching it from my room I need a ride .
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