Monday, February 27, 2012

Quick Bonefish Tip #2

Watch birds, sharks and 'cudas! 

Sea gulls, pelicans and herons fly low over the flats and will often cause bonefish to spook or at least create a detectable, if subtle, dab of nervous water. Even a slight shudder can betray the presence of a bonefish and help you immensely by focusing your attention on a particular spot.

An osprey will actually take you right to the fish. Osprey will often hover over a school and will almost always cause bonefish to spook a bit giving you a welcomed shudder of nervous water.

Also watch sharks and 'cudas. They both push bones and also give you a clue as to their location. Even a small shark will cause bonefish to move out of the way.


  1. I find it simpler to find and follow a trail of floating Jolly Rancher candies...