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The Contented Angler

False Albacore Fishing
North Carolina

    It's our favorite type of fishing and it begins in September and usually peaks in November. This is False Albacore time in N.C. and there is even an Albiefest celebration. The fishing is around Cape Lookout and the bait is usuallly Bay Anchovies around 1 1/2 to 3 inches We like a 9wt. for this fishing, but sometimes wish we had a ten for more liifing poweer.. A knowlegable guide and boat is essential. but we urge you to book early!


Here is the prize - the largest False Albacore we landed on this trip.


Amy with a good fighting Blue Fish


Joe with the ever cooperative bluefish. About the same fight as a Steelhead.

Gablick-Atlantic Beach

Our guide, Capt. Jon Hulcher runs Fish Insight Guide Service. He guides in N.C from Oct 1 until the season ends. 

You can also find him in Alaska from May 1 until September 30th at:

Kenai river drifters lodge,

Cooper landing Alaska


A view from our accommodations at Windjammer Inn, Atlantic Beach.

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