Hard Tail Season
Catching Bonito in the canal a couple weeks ago has me super excited for hard tail season locally! False Albacore (nicknamed albies or little tunny) are always so much fun, and they begin to visit our local waters around the month of September, just in time for my birthday! It's become a bit of a tradition for Max and I to have some awesome albie fishing adventures for our birthdays since they are six days apart.
False Albacore are a common Atlantic Ocean species. Although they are referred to as tuna, they are actually more closely related to the mackerel family. As a pelagic fish, albies have quite a wide range and can be found in areas such as Brazil, Great Britain, South Africa and the Atlantic coast. They can also be found in the Med and Black seas. Pretty impressive! They are well-known for their streamline bodies, often creating "slices" in the water when feeding. They are always so much fun to target, especially if you are using light gear (which I definitely recommend doing!).
For Fish Friday and in honor of the hard tail season approaching locally, I wanted to share some of my favorite albie memories with you guys!
My first local Bonito!
Cape Cod Bonito
HAPPY HARD TAIL SEASON!