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, May 4, 2010

Making Sense of the Louisiana Disaster

As I'm sure a lot of y'all are, I'm really disturbed by the whole situation going on in the gulf. The redfishing in the gulf, not to mention all the other resources there, will no doubt be pushed to the brink.

To make things even more depressing, I read a story which can be found here on how the spill could significantly impact Tarpon in the Gulf and across the Atlantic, for that matter.

I found this story on the New York Times which I think explains what is going on and what needs to be done to fix the situation. It isn't pretty.

Finally, here is an AP video talking more about how the fishermen are coping with the situation.

Lets all continue to keep the Gulf Coast folks in our thoughts and prayers.

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