Welcome to The Bonefish Flat

There's a stiff wind in your face as you squint in the sun trying to see what the guide sees. "Bonefish at 12 o'clock about 90 feet, do you see it, mon?" You don't and keep squinting, your hat pulled low to keep the sun out of your eyes. "Bonefish at 11 o'clock 70 feet out. Come on man, do you see it?" As the guide is calmly shifting the skiff into position, this time you spot the fish, "I got, it," you reply.

"OK, Mon, Bonefish 50 feet at 10 o'clock. Cast when you're ready."

Cast when you're ready. And with that you drop your fly, roll out a cast, false cast once, and then...

Welcome to the bonefish flat.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cleaning Up the Chesapeake Bay

Two conservation posts in a row! Wow!

I saw this article yesterday in the Washington Post and wanted to make sure everyone read it. I'm skeptical as I fish the bay fairly regularly and think its close to dead. The guys who troll multiple rods really take the sport out of rockfishing (striped bass).

For people who don't fly fish, I tell them its like hunting with a bow. If this is the case, then trolling is like hunting with an AK-47.


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