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False Albacore Have Arrived On Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

This past Friday August 24 myself, captain Cullen of Cape Star, my dad, and MFCC members Justin Demers and Brian Blair met at 6AM to go hunting for albies off Cape Cod.

The original plan was to go fishing for bluefin tuna, but with winds out of the north we knew the tuna grounds would be rough, windy and uncomfortable.

Therefore instead of chasing tuna, we decided to go on the hunt for the first false albacore (albies) of the 2019 season. Little did we know we would end up encountering not just albies, but several other species as well!

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You can watch a preview of the trip by clicking play below. 👇👇👇

In addition, members of My Fishing Cape Cod can watch the full 11 minute video from this fun trip by clicking here.

To learn even more about this trip (including the general location we fished) please join the conversation in this forum post.

Tackle & Equipment used in this video

Timestamps for the full video

Lastly, if you watch the full video you will notice that several of the albies were hooked deep and bleeding. 

Now most people believe false albacore do not make for good table far. However, I am happy to report that MFCC member Justin Demers brought the albies home and fed 7 people with the meat!

As you can see from the photo above, Justin did a nice job preparing the albie. The response from those who ate the albie was that the fish was delicious! 

If you'd like to continue the conversation, then please make a reply to this forum post, and as mentioned above, MFCC members can access the full 11 minute video from this trip by clicking the orange button below. 👇👇👇

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Members of My Fishing Cape Cod can click the button below to get access to the full 11 minute video of this fishing trip.

  1. Great video! I’d be interested in the video on how to prepare them to be tasty. I have had great success turning 1/2″ sink on fillets into strip baits and even better into diamond shaped chunks for bottom baits. Kosher salt them and freeze.

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    1. Very interesting Steve, thanks for sharing! 👍And yes a video on false albacore cuisine would be awesome. Justin said it tasted delicious – go figure!

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  2. Thank you Captain Cullen, and crew. Fun trip.

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    1. Great to have you aboard 👍🏻

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      1. Definitely a good day. It was great to be out there and to fish with you guys.

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        1. Hopefully we can get a tuna next time Brian!

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