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.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Bonefish Pond

I am so ready to go bonefishing. Only a couple weeks left and I'm busy tying more flies and trying to get my equipment ready. I'm working on my own bonefishing equipment check list that I'll share with everyone. I know there are a ton, but I have a few tips that may be new.

I came across this article on Eleuthera News. In honor of Earth day, they have dedicated a new park called the Bonefish Pond National Park. According to Bahamas.com,

This 1,800 acre park located on the south central coast of New Providence is an important marine nursery area. It provides protection from storm surges to the communities on the southern coast of New Providence. In addition to the wide array of juvenile fish, crawfish, and conch, this wetland serves as a haven for waterfowl and a variety of Bahamian Flora.

Here's a link to all of the National Parks in the Bahamas. I had a chance to fish the Lucayan National Park last year and the fishing is tough, but the park was beautiful.

Happy Friday. Go fishing.

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