This blog was created to share a lifelong passion of Rhode Island fly fishing. We are fortunate to be surrounded by some of the best striped bass, bluefish & False Albacore fishing found anywhere. Not to mention trout fishing along the scenic Wood River (my home waters) are as intimate and exciting as it gets. We'll share our experiences where ever we fish. Whether local, Great Lakes, tropics or abroad we hope you'll enjoy and learn from from our posts.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
False Albacore invade the Rhode Island shoreline. Over the past several weeks we have great False Albacore fishing with Albies from the East Passage of Narragansett to the South side of Fishers Island New York. A variation of baits with predominant Bay Anchovy have been present. We target the speedsters with small flies on number 2 or 4 hooks. A mix of white, pink and tan SF Blend, EP Fibers or Bucktail will do the trick. Fast casting action with quick retrieves are key when these fish are blazing through bait. The action started first of September and water temps have remained in the mid 60's. I would expect False Albacore to be around through mid October. Get out hang on and enjoy.