Enjoy a Bone Fishing Trip with Miami Inshore Fishing Charters.
This bottom-dwellers are an ideal catch for fly fishing because they’re always in the mood for eating and take a fly. Are you planning a fishing trip to go after this guy? Miami Inshore Fishing Charters can equip you for this adventure!
Fly Fishing for Bonefish.
Here is a simplified list of the ideal requirements when you’re fly fishing for bonefish. Let’s talk about flies first. When you’re fishing in shallow water keep a variety of flies in hand but if you’re in deeper ledges with a bit of tidal current you need heavier flies on a 10 to 12-pound rate. This might increase if there’s a lot of coral reef.
Next we have the fly lines. A tropical fly line is optimal in the Florida waters because they avoid the heat from making your line soft and sticky as it would happen with a cold-weather line. Another great lines you can use are bonefish lines or a general purpose line if you’ll require to change flies constantly.
Last but not least, you should have enough reel backing for 20 pounds (150 yards is usually good) and a 9-foot rod because it’s made for casting in the wind.
With these tips and tricks you are set and ready to go bone fishing. You can find professional fishing equipment at Miami Inshore Fishing Charters.
Basic Tips for Blind Bone Fishing.
Bone fishing is often associated with sight fishing, however, the weather conditions aren’t always on our side. But never fear, not everything is lost on a cloudy day with muddy waters. We have shared some of the best tips for blind bone fishing to nail this catch in almost any conditions.
To find bonefish even in deficient conditions, we recommend going to a place where you know you could find it because you’ve seen them before there and the tide or current is right. Once you find the perfect spot, position your boat up current or up tide of where you think the fish are going to come through. At Miami Inshore Fishing Charters, we are experts on this matter and we can give you advice on finding the best spots for bone fishing or provide you with guided fishing trips!
The next thing to consider is the bait. Bonefishes eat shrimps and have a great sense of smell, therefore they can smell shrimp from a long distance away. You’ll want to chop your shrimp into about three to five small pieces and place them on your hook to create a much bigger scent trail for the fish to find.
When you fish for bonefish, rushing is not necessary. Once the fish bites the fly, you don’t have to set the hook because eventually the fish will start swimming off and the drag is going to start screaming. In the case of sight fishing, it’s always better to spot the bonefish or wait for about three to four seconds before making a cast.