Bonefish can be found in the Florida Keys and Key West up on the flats and in the near shallow waters all over the backcountry.
These fish are very fast, super weary, and super sonic with speed and unpredictable fight the bonefish makes for a great sport fish for any fishermans bucket list.
Finding bonefish requires a fishing guide that has dedicated much time to spotting them, understanding the fishes paterns and feeding habbits and knowing where to be for his anglers to have a fighting chance at catching one.
Bonefishing is almost a year round sport. With the exception of our coolest months (December, January, February and March) bonefish are found all over the Florida Keys and Key West.
"Tailing" conditions are when the bonefish is feeding in the super shallow flats with thier backs and tails in the air using that as leverage to dig up crustaceons on the flats bottom."Tailers" have been a dream target for many light tackle angling enthusiasts and fly fishing anglers. Catching a "tailer" is the holy grail of bonefishing here in the Florida Keys and Key West.
Sight fishing for bones is a traditonal way to fish for them. Here your fishing guide maneuvers the boat along in the shallows looking for shots. His eagle eye vision will spot these fish as they are mudding, crusing, or pushing. He will then instruct you to cast to the area where the fish may be or will be in hopes of your success in catching one.
Not every bonefish caught in the Florida Keys is a "tailer" or "sight fished" in fact, most are not even seen before they eat your offering. Many areas are so loaded with bonefish and other species blind casting works great and people catch numerous fish in a trip. This is especially good for skill level 1 or 2 to have a shot at catching these speedy fish. We have had kids as young as 6 years old catch them this way.
When you call us it is important that we know as much about your expectations and fishing skills as possible to make sure your guide placement is correct. We specialize in this and can ensure your day to be a success.
Our bonefishing guides work the tides for bonefish and can fill the rest of the day in with other species on the flats in that may or may not be on your list. But, we promise, they will be fun!
Flats boats are a traditonal way to fish for bonefish. There is a two person maximum on a flats fishing boat. In this manner of fishing for bonefish the fishing guide uses a stealth technique to sneak up on these very weary fish called poling. Poling is an art and a very qualified fishing guide is required for such a task. Our flats fishing guides that we reccomend for bonefishing are top rated and very good at it. For fly fishermen in search of "tailing" bonefish in super shallow waters, this is the way to go.
Bay boats are comming on the scene for bonefishing. Able to carry 3 and in some cases 4 persons the bay boat fishing guide uses a trolling motor to work his way into the shallows on top of and along the edge of the flats for bonefish. Bay boats are very versatile to fish many other species in the same trip very comfortably offering anglers more opportunities to catch different species of fish.
All licenses, rods, reels and bottled waters with an ice cooler are provided for you. You need bring only a hat, sunscreen, polarized glasses for your day on the water with one of our bonefishing guides.
The choice is yours.
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