Poor eating. One of the most prized gamefish of fall fishing in the Northeast is the false albacore. Their explosive hits and drag-screaming runs are unmatched by any other species in our waters. Lures to use are Joe Baggs epoxy jig, Deadly Dick Lures, Charlie Graves Lures and Shimano Coltsniper Lures.
False Albacore have come in this week. they landed at Shinecock Inlet. It is only a matter of time before these "little speedsters" are in full force around our island. For this type of fishing I recommend a lighter inshore rod from seven to eight feet in length capable of throwing 1/2oz to 1 1/2oz. When pairing a reel look for something capable of holding 300yds of 15lb or 20 lb braid. The use of a fluorocarbon leader can help you too. Something in the 20lb to 30lb range. "Albies" can be picky at times and disappearing fluorocarbon leader may give you an edge. The better abrasion properties of fluorocarbon can help if rocks are in the picture. The new tactical angler micro clips will make switching lures out such as Deadly Dicks, Shimano Coltsniper jigs and Joe Baggs resin jigs a breeze.