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Old 08-25-2005, 01:26 PM
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Albies?

When do these speedsters arrive on the Cape, generally?
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Old 08-25-2005, 02:37 PM
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They'll be here any time now through Spetember.

I've caught them second week in October in the South Monomoy rips but that might be an exception.

I'm on the Cape this w/e and will definitely be checking out Stage Harbour inlet at first light.
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Old 08-25-2005, 03:34 PM
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Bonito around now, albies about 1-2 weeks later but each year is different and it depends on where you look.

Bonito were in the rips (Bearses, etc) two weeks ago, around Monomoy to the east but not in great numbers. West end of the Canal is due for some strong presence, Rhody is already there.

The 'green gators will be on the Cape thru August then the Albies show right after. If I could pick a week I would pick first week in Sept minimum for south cape and October for Rhody as they are all on the way back thru by then down there.

Funny incident: when I was a teen I hooked a bonito in a crowd. I hollered at the group to get out of the way I had a huge fish, but they all laughed and said I got all excited about a mackeral. I said no that little thing is not what's kicking my butt - but indeed it was, and for years I still thought it was a fat mackeral. Back then I didn't know one angler who knew what a bonito or albie was, even today most anglers can't tell the difference in a pinch. They've been around since day one but only recently discovered as a gamefish in our region.

In Florida the sailfishermen call them 'bait'.
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Old 08-25-2005, 04:24 PM
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I think the Alberts have already showed up in Buzzard's. The bunker is in thick. Have at it!
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Old 08-25-2005, 04:50 PM
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Guys, I knew I could rely on you for some info.
Just one more thing - Does it matter much about spring or neap tides with these fish?
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Nope, not in my experience. Water temp and bait are more important
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