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.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Catch Guadeloupe

If you haven't checked out the latest issue of Catch Magazine, you really need to take time to peruse it. Truthfully, the whole thing is good, but one particular piece I wanted to bring to everyone's attention is the Oakley HD Polarized Brian O'Keefe Slideshow on Guadeloupe.

I've blown smoke at Brian before. He had a must hear podcast on bonefishing and another on baby tarpon. But Catch Magazine is his production, along with Todd Moen, and the photo's are top notch.

The piece of Guadeloupe is a must see. I really had never thought about this area as a destination, but it seems to have it all. Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, and Snook. It looks like a great laid back atmosphere and only one fishing guide available.

This is the kind of atmosphere I like. Laid back where people are focused on things in life that really matter. Enjoying family, doing some fishing, and taking time to just enjoy life.

Speaking of this kind of atmosphere, this is what you will find once you get out of Freeport on Grand Bahamas. One week from today, the "Gone Fishin'" sign goes up on the Bonefish Flat!

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to your GB report. Last year I was there with my wife were there, but I did not have a chance to get to the flats. On the flight out, you have such a tremendous view of the flats below; they are something else. Good Luck!