Out of area: False Albacore? What the hell is that?

Posted: September 18, 2012 by Hellcat in Fish Reports, Gear Fishing, Out of Area
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Special out of area contributor David Cross (previously has shared sheepshead, stripers and more) reporting in from Connecticut with this AWESOME photo of his false albacore catch….and some rolling feeders in the background. Such a rare treat.

First, a little about false albies:

For whatever reason, false albacore are among the most misidentified fish in the ocean. Also commonly called little tunny, they are frequently mistaken for bonito, albacore, tinker mackerel or other small tunas. No matter what you call them, the stamina these fish display can prove downright brutal. It has been said that it’s not the size of the dog in the fight that counts, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. Nothing could better describe the albie.

**Are you reading this website from out of the area? Please feel free to share your catches and/or kills with my readers by simply emailing your photo/media links to ‘chris@allaroundangler.com’. You can share as much or as little as you’d like. Watershed names will always be removed from local stories.

  1. daheller says:

    Dave is a hard core outdoorsman and get his time in on the water and the fish usually pay. Dave worked as a fish bio in California and Idaho before heading to Washington DC to head up the fish program for the USFS. All I can say is that it looks like a great day for him to be on the water. Sal

  2. Short Dog says:

    Looks like a fish my friend Big Dan caught in Hawaii. They called it a kava lava I think

  3. jason says:

    I want some of that action on my 10 wt!!!!! Big time.

  4. Great photo, love the foamers int the background David. Fast and hard pulling fighters they are!!

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