does not target this species, you need a Flats Boat Captain for this.
Bonefish are primarily found inshore inhabiting the shallows of the Florida
Keys, Biscayne Bay and Greater Miami often in less than a foot of water, in mud
or grass flats. The fish averages 3 to 5lbs and moves in loose schools.
Strugglers are sometimes caught further north in the surf. The Long fin
variety is usually rare in Florida.
Common size is from 2 to
record is 15lbs6ozs. The World record is 19lbs.
A fish highly prized for its legendary
long distanced runs in shallow water. Also a very strong fighter if caught in
Tackle and Baits
Sight fishing is the classic method of
catching this specie. The most productive method is a light spinning tackle rig using 8lb
test line. Bonefish are amongst the top favorites of fly fisherman. Live
shrimp is the bait of choice among spin fishermen. Conch or crab also works
well. Best artificial lures are skipper jigs. Bonefish may also be caught
using traditional bottom rig in deeper waters.
Although popular in the Bahamas and tropics
Bonefish are seldom eaten in Florida. They are indeed as their name indicates,