Hope you enjoyed today's TV episode! If you missed it, then be sure to tune to NBC SportsBOSTON tomorrow (Sunday) at 9:30am for an episode replay.
Albies can be hot and heavy one day, and gone the next. Fishing wasn't easy during this episode, but we made the most of it!
Regardless it's fun to be dreaming of fish and warmer weather while New England is getting blasted by an arctic polar vortex.
I always try to go on at lease one scouting mission before we try to film an episode of My Fishing Cape Cod TV. In the week leading up to the filming of the albie episode, I went on two exploratory scouting trips in an effort to locate the albies.
Ideally I wanted to find albies in a scenic area of the Cape where there would be few boats around. Catching false albacore is always fun, but I find it much more enjoyable when surrounded by gorgeous scenery and little boat traffic.
The spot in the photo above is where we filmed the majority of of the albie fishing episode. During my exploratory scouting missions in the days leading up to the filming, I caught 18 albies in this spot.
Members of My Fishing Cape Cod who are logged-in to the website can view a map of this area below. If you are not a member, then you can signup here and gain instant access to the location.
Unfortunately when we returned to film, the albies were not present in large numbers. We really had to work hard for the fish during the filming. The huge concentration of albies had pretty much moved on.
However when the going gets tough, you can sometimes find albies setup in rip lines, and pick away at them by drifting and blind casting. This is exactly how Dave Steeves and I managed to pluck a couple albies during the episode.
Later in the episode I met up with MFCC member Hayden Gallagher. Once again the albie fishing was difficult! We dealt with dense fog and finicky fish, yet Hayden was eventually able to connect.
We started off a few miles to the northeast of where Dave Steeves and I had plucked a couple albies from that nearshore rip. If you are interested in learning more about the area where Hayden and I were fishing, then just make sure you are logged-in to MFCC to view the map below.
In conclusion, creating the albie fishing episode was the most challenging episode we have so far created! The fish and the weather proved to be unpredictable. Coordinating the camera crew while trying to time for light winds and good fishing was not easy, but we managed to still have fun.
As always thank you for tuning-in to the TV show! I really appreciate having you watching, and also reading all my posts here on the website. Next weekend's episode should be another good one!
Tight lines 🎣
I’m fortunate to have grown up on the beach, and I’ve been fishing since kindergarten. I have great family, friends and fishing experiences to be thankful for. Just being out there is enough-catching fish is just a bonus!