Key Things To Know About Bonefishing Cat Island Bahamas

By Brian Butler


If trout fishing is something that you should enjoy, chasing after bones is guaranteed to be fun. Bonefishing Cat Island Bahamas, however, can be infinitely more challenging and rewarding. These are among some of the smartest fish in the ocean which tends to make them very hard to real in. Moreover, you cannot fish for them like you fish for trout. Following are several tips that will help you get the best results when you head out onto the flats.

You may never have thought of fish as being able to smell, but bonefish are actually quite good at picking up on fragrances. Thus, if you are going out on the flats, you might want to carefully wash your hands in some of the dirt and gravel that surrounds the area. This will allow you to blend in.

It is additionally important to avoid smoking, putting on cologne or washing with strongly scented soaps. The best clothing for these outings will also allow you to blend in with the scenery. Stick to soft, earthy tones, rather than wearing your big, Hawaiin print shirt.

Be sure to pack a pare of wading boots for this trip. In fact, before you head out, you also want to take some time to break these in. This is important for avoiding blisters and discomfort. Bonefish spook easily and you may have to spend a lot of time wading before you actually spot and land one.

Because of their flashy metallic color, bones can sometimes blend right into their surroundings. When traveling with a guide, take careful direction from this professional. Trust in his or her ability to spot bones. Guides have the most experience and the greatest ability to see the fish that you cannot.

When bonefish are feeding, this is a great time to cast. Try to drop your fly right in front of them. Once it sinks to the bottom, drag it gently across the sand using short, controlled movements. This creates the illusion of a feeding shrimp so that hungry bonefish will snap it up without suspecting that they're really biting down on your fly.

It is additionally important to keep noise levels down while fishing for bones. These fish are smart, which how they get to be so big in the first place. If they think that anything is wrong at all, they will go swimming off in the other direction. Avoid making loud bumping sounds on the boat bottom or dropping and dragging heavy equipment. Keep in mind that wind directions often change in this environment. This means that you are going to have to alter your cast often in order to hit your target. Spend time casting into the wind and away from it before heading out.

Stealth is always your biggest ally when bonefishing. Be quiet and do your absolute best to blend in with the scenery. If you are able to sneak up on a fish and present your fly correctly, you will have a good chance of hauling a healthy sized bone in.




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