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Old 09-06-2018, 03:37 PM
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Default Albies from the beach?

I have my heart set on catching my first Albie this fall and hope to do it from a beach.


I think Sandy Hook looks like a likely place to try for some contact, and it's a beautiful place anyway.


I also was looking at the long stretch of sand toward the southern end of IBSP, and maybe around the jetty there, though that also looks like it would get very popular in a hurry if any action developed.


Do Albies ever run into the Barnegat Inlet? Some of the areas just inside the inlet are nice log stretches of sand with deep water channels right close by. Any thoughts or recommendations? ...or is such info covered under the "spot burning" rules?


Thanks in any case!

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Old 09-06-2018, 04:21 PM
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I’m also hunting my first ever. Saw them a few years ago off a beach down south but there gone in 2-3 min. I know they were in Sea Bright area last year.
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:47 PM
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you guys missed a tuna from the beach last week


longport jetty had a tuna jump out of the water... guy walked away with 60lbs of sushi!
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Sandy Hook and Manasquan inlet are two places to hunt them down.


Prime time is end of September though I remember one year they were THICK in the region and I had a shot of them while wading UNION BEACH. No joke.


They were running in the raritan bay for a week+
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:57 PM
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Go to R.I. Best chance I think is just about the next two weeks . Point Judith area is famous . Throw metal like a Deadly Dick , your going to need a good distance castings set up or a Casting Egg w/ a pink teaser is good .
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Sandy Hook and Manasquan inlet are two places to hunt them down.


Prime time is end of September though I remember one year they were THICK in the region and I had a shot of them while wading UNION BEACH. No joke.


They were running in the raritan bay for a week+
Union Beach how could you mistake a muskrat for a albie
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Union Beach how could you mistake a muskrat for a albie
No fur
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:31 AM
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HookI, I fixed up casting eggs, have a new spin outfit that should get me the distance and have the right kind of backbone/flex combination. Deadly Dick, Epoxy jig, teasers are all leadered up and ready to throw.
All I have to do is be in the right place at the right time... Nothing to it!


Is 10# braid too light for these guys, in your collective opinions?
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I'm waiting for my first on the fly rod.
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I'm waiting for my first on the fly rod.
Me too... though "waiting" is more in my mind than in fact, right now

Joseph, there are sometimes reports of albies @ Ol Barney so yes, they do sometimes run there.

Albie Alley on the hook is more consistent, such that it is, but key is to be flexible and when they come into an area, being able to get there early morning, and hope you hit the right tides.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:01 PM
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"...and hope you hit the right tides."


Which tides might the right ones be?
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:00 PM
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"...and hope you hit the right tides."


Which tides might the right ones be?

There's no one answer here. In general, the tide that "works"
Seriously, it's when the bait are there, so in general it's when
the rainfish are pouring out the back or pushing along the beachfront.


What I meant is that if they hit them at, say, an hour before high tide, and that coincides with early morning, that's your best opportunity from shore.
Building a network of contacts, and then being able to either spend a lot of time

to be there when they come in and/or being able to run on an instant's notice, is what will get you on them.


If they come in at a certain time/tide one day, you have your best shot on the equivalent tide the next day, all things (ie weather) being equal.


That all said, guys I knew who hit them the most were just out there a LOT and doing a lot of random casting in albie alley (Sandy Hook ocean front)
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Not to derail the thread, but if any storms come up the coast look for some southern visitors a few days after.
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...and that fish is a...? and was it caught on one of our beaches?
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:18 PM
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...and that fish is a...? and was it caught on one of our beaches?
That is a Jack Cravelle normally found down south, caught in 2016 after a hurricane turned tropical storm visited the jersey coast and pulled up warm tropical water and some of the fish that swim in it. Ironically, I caught one in 2009 same conditions within a 1/4 mile of each other. And it was jersey.
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