Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Guided Bonefishing Key West Florida

By Serena Price

When you are looking for sport fishing you can do no better than Key West, Florida. The bonefishing Key West guided tours are some of your best fishing expeditions on the Atlantic Coast. This city covers the entire island and has many water related activities to choose from.

The chartered fishing boats on this island can take you to the best fishing spots in the Keys. The local guides are the best source of information about where the fish are and how to catch them. The boats are busy most of the year because the various fish in this area run at different times of the year.

Bone fish are commonly called the ghost of the Keys because their coloring makes them difficult to see in the shallows of the flats where they can be regularly found. They are silver and the water and sand combined make them almost invisible. Some people look for the shadow they cast on the bottom to find them. This is a very popular sport fish because of the strong fight they give to the angler.

These fish offer multiple ways for catching them. You can fly fish for them or use bait to catch them. The guide you select may practice chumming for them because they have a good sense of smell and will find the shrimp and crab that is being used for chum. This practice helps to ensure that their clients are able to catch the fish.

When you are on the flats, fishermen use a technique called tailing. The fish tails cause a disturbance on the surface of the water when feeding and this alerts anglers to their location. Once located they should be easy prey for anglers who can cast into their midst while they feed.

The larger fish are found in the deeper waters and are reported to be more difficult to catch. Locals will tell you that they are wise to the angler's tricks and smarter than their counter parts on the flats. Bone fish are a catch and release sport fish so their numbers are high and the chance of catching one very good.

When you select which guided tour you can expect that they will supply you with any license you may need as well as all of the tackle and bait you will use during your trip. The length of most tours can be up to eight hours long so you may want to bring food and any refreshments other than water with you. Your captain will be happy to give you a list of what to bring.

There are many reasons to go bonefishing Key West Florida, not the least of which is that it is a great sport. There have been several writers and a president that found Key West Florida a very special place to live as well as visit. One president remarked that he would like to move the White House to Florida if he could get away with it.

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