Harker's Island

Just got back from 3 days of False albacore fishing. The weather was unbelievable for the Grave Yard. Left Charleston Thurs morning @ 0700 and after 7.5 hours arrived at the motel. Launched the boat and took off for the point. We saw albacore crashing bait but were unable to hook up. Returned to prepare for the next full day and await the arrival of the last crew member. Awoke to light and variable. Hammered down to the Eastside and were rewarded with birds everywhere. The albies were thick and we spent the whole day casting into huge baitballs and constant surface feeding fish. We returned to the motel to tie more flies as our stock of all white clousers had vanished. Sat wasn’t near as productive. Only 3 albies all day, but we honestly could have caught 100’s of bluefish. They quickly demolished our flies. We hooked up on evey single cast. They were all around 2 lbs and not the most amount of fun on 9wt flyrods. If we had brought a ton of flies and 5wt flyrods it could have been a jihad on blues. Once the cooler was emptied of the last budweiser we called it quits. Sunday was a return to Friday. We crossed over the shoals and headed 4-5 miles offshore. We came across a group of 7 or 8 5 foot sharks on the surface feeding on albies. We threw 3 flies into the middle and instantly had a tripple hook up. We sat on top of this for an hour or so until we decided it was time to head back south.
The water temp still need to drop in order to land the 30+ fish days but all in all a highly successful trip. Will be back next year.

18 Dark Green Maverick
150 Yamaha V-MAX