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.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Salty Shores Bahamas Bonefishing Video: Deadman's Cay Bonefish

My trip report will be out tomorrow.  For now, here is a cool video from Sam Root of Salty Shores.  Sam was one of the anglers on the trip to Long Island Bonefish Club.

Check out this video he took of one of the guys landing a bonefish.


  1. Nice. As much as the wind probably sucked casting-wise, it probably also helped a bit - given how spooky they get in really skinny water, eh?

  2. Good point Brent. I've come to the conclusion that the flats are almost always windy and as flats fisherman we should expect a 10-15 mph wind. This wind can be your friend and help to cover up some mistakes. Unfortunately, I don't think it ever got below a 20 mph wind on this trip with gusts around 30 so it was tough.