Tag: bonefish

  • 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 […]

  • Is Red the new Gray?

    Over the past few trips into the back country, I’ve noticed a lack of the grey ghost and a surprising number of redfish.  The redfish stocks appear to be doing better but the bonefish as still having a hard time. Does this mean that decline in the grey ghost will being filled by redfish?  Will […]

  • 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: […]

  • Don’t watch this video

    Special thanks to Scott Heywood and Bjorn Stromsness for ruining my Thursday.  As a fan of far flung tropical angling adventure, this film is certainly worth watching.  Alphonse Island is truly on the edge of the world, and these guys cover some great aspects of the fishery.  Some would say I wasted an hour watching […]

  • Back after a long time….

    It’s been a while since I waded this flat and several tides have ebbed and flowed.  I figure that I should start back where I started, with the Walker’s Cay Chronicles.  Fortunately the good folk at Hells Bay Boats have done a great public service and bringing back several episodes of the fishing classic.  Just […]

  • Petition to help Hawaii’s Bonefish

    I’ve got a special place in my heart for Hawaiian Bonefish or O’io as the Hawaiian’s call them. There is a move to give them gamefish status in Hawaii. This would make it illegal to net bonefish and I think it’s a good idea. There are a couple of articles out there about this, and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cigars and bones, early morning fishing at the entrance to Pearl Harbor.

    When I think of some of my best times on the flats, more than just snap shots of fish and places come to mind.  In particular, it’s more a movie, or series of events all running in front of the backdrop of fantastic locations, sights and sounds.  Add the smoke of a good cigar carried […]

  • 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 […]