Fish Facts: False Albacore (Euthynnus alletteratus)


Dave Woolley with a false albacore that most likely would have broken the Connecticut state record.
Photo by Chick Corrado

The false albacore (Euthynnus alletteratus) goes by many names—little tunny, fat albert, bonito, spotted bonito—but whatever anglers call it, the species is prized for its blistering runs and sheer power. The smallest. . .

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Moment of Thrill 04.02.21

The snook is prized by anglers for its aggressive strikes and go-for-broke fighting style. These predators are often found hiding in the gnarliest tangles of mangroves in tight tidal creeks, waiting for prey to swim by. Just . . .

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Moment of Thrill 03.25.21

Under the right conditions–especially in deep water–redfish will attack flies on or near the surface, producing exciting follows and explosive takes. It’s a hit-or-miss game with lots of missed connections, but it’s the most visually . . .

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Moment of Thrill 03.17.21

Most tarpon are lost in the first few seconds of the fight, when the fish produces its most impressive, head-shaking leaps. Anglers are taught to bow to the fish, which introduces some slack into the line. A tight line can snap if . . .

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Fish Facts: Permit (Trachinotus falcatus)

The permit’s Latin name, Trachinotus falcatus, identifies the species as a real warrior. Trachinotus is a fusion of Greek words that mean “rough back,” while falcatus is a Latin adjective that translates roughly to “armed with scythes.”

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Video: How to Tie the AD Krab

Here’s the latest is a series of “down-and-dirty guide fly” videos from Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides. His creation, the AD Krab, is certainly not going to win any beauty contests, but Alvin says that redfish just love it. And when a . . .

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Fish Facts: Common Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)


Catching a really large snook is a bucket-list item for many saltwater anglers.
Photo via Livit Films

The most abundant of the twelve snook species, the common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) is prized by anglers for its aggressive strikes and go-for-broke fighting style. You can target. . .

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