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.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Conservation Wednesday--Hope For Sharks

I found this video on conservation in Belize from the NYT. Anyone interested in preserving the ocean environment should give this a look. Belize has set aside a no fishing zone near Ambergris Cay which is helping to keep the whole fishery in good shape.

The video talks about shark finning, which is disgusting. Unfortunately, countries like China and Japan have a hankering for shark fin soup and held up an international quota for sharks. Just unbelievable.

Be sure to give this video a watch. I tried to imbed the video but the Times won't let you do that. BUT, it is worth a click.

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