- MAD SCRAMBLING. This is the Northeast's most popular way of tackling false albacore. The trick is to find them busting bait on the surface and then cast to the boils. Retrieve your lure erratically; your goal is to make it look like an injured baitfish. Often, however, your prey will have moved by the time you get a line in the water.
- FOLLOWING THE FLEET. A technique often employed in the Mid-Atlantic region is to look for trawlers discarding by-catch. But beware. Force the hooked fish away from the trawler quickly, or risk getting fouled in the trawler's fishing gear.
- THROWING A PARTY. Guides in south Florida bring the fish to the boat using pilchards, menhaden, or mullet for chum. Whether live or dead, the bait will rile up Albert and all you have to do is cast into the fracas.