Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine
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False Albie in the Fall
The sun is angling straight in to the front of our boat as we leave the docks at Calico Jack’s Marina on Harkers Island, heading east to the Atlantic Ocean. This morning’s adventure is the culmination of twin migrations here on the North Carolina coast at Cape Lookout.
In the months of October through December the waters just off the southern end of the Old North State’s Outer Banks come alive with false albacore, which are actually little tunny, but more often referred to by anglers as false albies. Call them what you will, when their migration reaches Cape Lookout, it sparks another rush to the area by Mid-Atlantic and southern fly casters, bent on hooking these battlers on the long rod.