Pro Tips: Tom’s 5 Tips for Preparing for a Bonefish Trip


If you want to improve your chances of catching bonefish, work on the required
casting and angling skills before you head to the tropics.
Photo by Sandy Hays

I’ve watched even experienced trout anglers become frustrated, angry, and even embarrassed on bonefishing trips because they weren’t ready for the wind, difficult fish spotting, and unfamiliar directions given by a guide. Just a little preparation will make your. . .

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Photos: Overnight Kayak Trip in the Florida Keys


A pair of 8-pounders—one bonefish, one redfish—make for a killer double for Chris and Dan.
Photo by Chris Lewis

[Editor’s note: Chris Lewis of the Skinny Water Culture blog sent me these photos in an email, along with a note.] 

Here are a few shots from an overnight paddle trip in the Keys I did with a couple buddies. I was on my SUP, and they were on kayaks. The weather and fishing were phenomenal. We even had shots at. . .

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Photos: A Travelin’ Man’s Belize Grand Slam


Getting the permit to the boat first was a great kickoff to a memorable day.
All photos courtesy Tom Gordon

Australian reader Tom Gordon sent in the three pictures that capture his recent Belize saltwater Grand Slam, along with a note: “Wind has been blowing a gale all week, but we decided to roll the dice and go out today in 20 knots and plenty of. . .

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Video: Bahamas Bonefish Boogie

Since we started the day with some lessons on saltwater gear, I thought I’d follow up with some sweet POV video that allows you to feel like you’re on the flats of The Bahamas, chasing bonefish.

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Photo of the Day: Monster Hawaiian Bonefish

Written by: Michael Divita, Deep Canyon Outfitters


You’d think two decades as a guide would make you immune to this kind of excitement,
but a big bonefish will do this to even a hardened veteran.
Photo courtesy Michael Divita

People pray for a number of different reasons: for sick people to get better, for safe travels to far away places, for a lottery ticket to be the Big Winner. Before our boat left the Kaunakakai Harbor on. . .

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