This is the perfect time of year to start thinking about false albacore. Now is the time to do your research! I refer to research in the “official” sense - reading scientific data.
It’s a wonderful way to build fishing knowledge, develop a better game plan for the upcoming albie season, and educate yourself on environmental factors that are key to successful outings.
As a rule, any data collection will also spell out the exact methods used by researchers to catch fish (to be sampled). On the downside, these methods don’t typically get into the techniques used by hook & line surveys.
This is where fishing forums pick up the slack, by exchanging information based on success. In combination with my personal experience and review of scientific research, here are 7 tips to help you catch false albacore.