This year has flown by. I can't believe it's already November.
October usually means we are in full swing with the Fall bite. This year though, October was the victim of a major identity crisis. Some days October knew who it was, and other days October was convinced it was August.
With that, we had some great fall days of fishing. And some days where the fish weren't quite sure what was going on.
We had some great early October Albie fishing along Emerald Isle and Bear Island. Plenty of Spanish Mackerel were also in the mix.
The Speckled Trout also started moving into their fall/winter hangouts in early October.
Depending on where the fish were and the wind direction, we also spent quite a few days running the beaches from Atlantic Beach to Cape Lookout, with a trip or two across to the East Side.
Although the nearshore Albie bite gets a lot of attention in October, we still spent some time working the spartina, oysters and mudflats chasing these guys.
I've gotten to meet some pretty cool people over the last month.
And hopefully sent some anglers home with some pretty good memories.
One of my anglers, Bud Onstad, put together this awesome YouTube video of a recent trip on the Crystal Coast.
Starts off with Bluefish and the Albie action kicks off around the 5 minute mark.
If you've never hooked into an albacore on fly (or spin), you can get a feel for how intense the hookup and run is at 6:40, along with the ensuing chaos that follows.
Thanks so much for putting this together Bud, I love it!
Eat, Sleep, Breathe Redfish