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, June 23, 2011

Bonefish Spawning

I just came across this article where a professor at UMass, Andy Danylchuck, has figured out details about how bonefish spawn. It seems they spawn offshore in deeper water and actually jump out of the water to court. Pretty amazing.

My favorite picture of me and a bone.

There is a lot of work to be done to protect bonefish. To learn more, check out the article or check out Bonefish and Tarpon Trust.

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