The Albie Rocket is an awesome little wooden plug that we developed to better fool those funny fish! Unlike many of the metal jigs fishermen use to target False Albacore and Bonito, the Albie Rocket is extremely versatile and fun to fish. The wood body gives this 1-ounce lure just enough buoyancy to keep the Albie Rocket up in that crucial strike zone near the water’s surface.
You can retrieve the Albie Rocket at full speed like you would a metal/epoxy jig, and the Rocket will skip along the surface of the water. But we feel that the Albie Rocket really shines when you slow the retrieve down just a little. With a slightly slower retrieve, the Albie Rocket still swims right under the water’s surface but gives the fish a better chance to attack. Slowing the retrieve down even more and twitching the rod like you would a soft plastic will make the Albie Rocket zig and zag and swim erratically just under the surface.
We designed the Albie Rocket specifically to target those speed-demon funny fish, but this lure is also excellent for bluefish, striped bass, as well as jigging for porgy and sea bass when there is no blitzing in sight. Available in a handful of stock color options, as well as a large variety of custom color combinations.
Albie Rockets are thru-wired and built with the same quality hardware as the rest of our 247 Lures lineup, so you’ll never have to worry about component failure. Even if you hook into a big blue or striper on an Albie Rocket, the stainless steel hardware and VMC hooks won’t let you down!
(Exact weight of individual plugs will vary slightly because of wood grain density, sealer absorption, layers of paint, thickness of clear coat, and even variation in the internal lead weights. Weights listed in product titles and description are best approximation, rounded up to the nearest quarter ounce.)