Category: Travel

  • Fall in Florida

    It’s cool now here in Florida.  Signs that Hurricane season is coming to an end.  There may be a tropical system angling to become a storm off the Yucatan, but a little cool water will put the breaks on that initiative.  This is fall here in Florida, not crisp cool breezes, vibrant foliage and the […]

  • Do It Yourself Bonefishing, a review

    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. […]

  • Thomas McGuane and Bonefish from Sports Illustrated, 1972

    Here is a story by Thomas McGuane from 1972. It’s an oldie but a goodie.  This one is for bonefish what the Longest Silence is for Permit.   He really captures bonefishing in the Keys. I  like his thoughts on the mind of the fisherman who takes to the flats after bonefish, the impact of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Boca Paila Fishing Lodge: Yucatan Bonefish and Margaritas, think warm.

    It’s cold, real cold.  Cold and snowy, wait cold and now rainy.  The best of everything, cold and wet.  The ice in my glass seemed to be warmer than the weather.  Sipping tequila and thinking about warm tropical places, my mind traveled a long way, across el Caribe to the Yucatan.  The Boca Paila Fishing […]

  • Another great film

    This tells the tale of seeking giant bonefish French Polynesia.  No luxury here, bring only what you can carry.  What a great trip, a true flats expedition.  This is one for any zen bonefisher’s list.