Do It Yourself Bonefishing, a review

Rod Hamilton is an interesting guy. A former professional something or other, but that is not important, what is important is what he does now. Rod is living the dream, for the past several years he’s spends three to four months traveling around the Caribbean chasing bonefish. I don’t know if he calls it research…

A good way to fish the Lower Keys

Drew Gregory fishes with Randy Morrow from Lower Keys Kayak Fishing demonstrating that kayak fishing is a great way to chase bonefish, tarpon and permit in the Keys. Kayaking allows you to get close to the fish and get into very tight places that other boats can’t access.  In the Keys Backcountry wading can be…

Reasons to fish the Florida Keys

 It’s the Florida Keys The birthplace of modern flats fishing. The pioneers of the sport fished here first, even going back to the early greats like Zane Gray. I figure if it was good enough for Zane Grey (read the Bonefish Brigade) and Lefty Kreh, then it’s good enough for me.   Its near by:…

Good work Key West!

Yesterday the citizens of Key West clearly stated they did not want to widen the channel coming into Key West. Good for them. They decided that protecting the already threatened ecocystem was more important than putting a few more cruise ship passengers on Duval St. I’m glad they chose not to take the other route.…

Boca Paila Fishing Lodge, still one of the greats

Putting it all together in Boca Paila is a trip worth taking.  Located way off the beaten path in the Sian Ka’a n Biosphere Reserve, Boca Paila Fishing Lodge served as my base of operations for chasing Yucatan Bones.  The spot couldn’t be more perfect.  Every morning, I watched the sun rise over the Caribbean…

Boca Paila, from zero to hero

From the bow of the skiff, staring into the water. Luciano, my guide, quietly directing my vision to a dark spot in front of the boat. There, the spot moves, a black spike rises above the surface. “Palometa, 40ft cast now!”, Luciano says. Cast now, cast now he says, I can barely stand up.  Permit…