Sunday, October 14, 2012
One of my goals this year was to get an ablie from shore, so as soon as they appeared I devoted all the time I could to put myself in the right place at the right time, which amounted to 1 day a week, heading up to Rhode Island before the crack of dawn. I had at least a dozen solid shots, including a pod of 4 that followed my fly into the rocks below my feet, only to turn off and speed away. I managed to get a few different flies in the middle of feeding albies, with only one take to show for it. After 4 weekends of failed attempts to get my albie, I had to escalate my efforts before Albert leaves for the year.
We had some good friends invite us up for a weekend trip to the cape, the weather on saturday looked like it might hold out, I called up my buddy Alan who I go out with from time to time, and he said we had a good shot at some albies out at Monomoy. We launched at our usual spot and headed south looking for Albies. As soon as we rounded the corner there were birds working and albies under them, along with some blues. It was really a neat site to see the green lazers zipping around in the faces of the waves of the rips. Here's a few pics from the journey: