The Broad Cast
A week ago today I was standing on a flat in Andros, Bahamas hunting bonefish in ankle deep water. The four of us on the trip, which had been planned for months, met several times to discuss the particulars; what flights to take, where we would fish, tides, rods, reels, lines, flies, leaders, tippet size, etc. Wading footwear was discussed as well but it certainly wasn’t a popular topic.
South Florida has become known as a haven for a whole host of non-native and invasive fish. These species present some exceptional opportunities for fishermen looking forward to something different and challenging. Some of them require a bit of planning while others are widespread and easy to come by, but we’re going to get into greater detail in later installments. Right now, I want to introduce you to some of the main species you can expect to encounter on a regular basis.