Are you interested in learning about bonefishing? If yes, then I am going to provide you information on what is bonefishing, how to go bonefishing, what to use and also choosing the right tour. So by the time you finish reading this article you will learn what bonefishing is, how to go bonefishing and how to choose the right type of tour on the Bahamas Islands.
First and foremost let’s get an overview of what is Bonefishing. It is basically a fishing activity or rather a sport which involves anglers trying to catch a specific type of fish known as the bonefish. These fish come in varied sizes and are found in backwater areas, clear tropical waters and near mangroves. This particular type of fishing is the most popular type in the Bahamas.
If you’re wondering how to go bonefishing, then read along. There are different tactics that can be used for Bonefishing in the Bahamas. For those who are amateurs at Bonefishing, it would be better if you hire an expert or a guide to help you. One of the most popular methods of bonefishing is using a pole boat, a pair of polarized glasses and a long pole. Usually the guide stands on the platform of the boat, pushing it along the water with the help of the pole. The polarized glasses are used for searching the fish beneath the waves and other coral. As you search and spot the fish, live baited hooks or artificial ones can be used to lure them and catch them. Another effective method of catching bonefish is by the fly fishing method. This method is more suitable for anglers during bonefishing sine the fly lures enter the waters very gently and silently that do not scare the fish away from the bait.
Use of de-barbed hooks are preferred and recommended by the guides and experts since it does not harm the fish and it is easy to release them into the water if you wish to. Bonefish prefer live baits hence it more preferable. After catching the fish, if you wish to release it, unhook it and release it in the water itself. If you don’t want to cause any damage to the fish during unhooking, turn the fish on its back for it to stop struggling. These are a few tips that would come handy while fishing.
If you are fishing for the first time in the Bahamas, you should look out for a tour and select a business that been around for a while and is having positive feedback from other tourists. Ensure that they are fully certified and insured and have fully equipped boats with latest equipments aboard. If you want a fully satisfied experience choose a boat with an experienced guide so they can help you reel in a dream catch.
The conclusion: Fishing in the Bahamas is more about finesse and skill rather than an occupation. In this article we studied the different methods of bonefishing. We also talked about what material to use and how to handle the fish when fished for its finesse.