Florida Keys BONEFISH

 

The Florida Keys boast some of the largest bonefish in the world- averaging 3 to 8 lbs, with double digit fish being not uncommon. Fishing for bonefish is a sight fisherman's dream. Nicknamed the grey ghost of the flats, this fish has earned it's reputation with the ability to appear and vanish before your eyes. We will stalk bonefish, poling over gin clear flats in anywhere from inches to 2 feet of water. Whether on spinning gear or fly gear this fish is a thrill to catch with their challenging hook-ups and smoking long runs- "fast" is an understatement.

Best Times for Bonefish

Spring, Summer, Fall

 

The best times of year for bonefish are from March to October, with Septemeber and October being my favorite months for larger fish. Bonefish can also be found on the flats in the winter months during warm up periods inbetween cold fronts. Bonefish are sensitive to water temperature extremes and are most comfortable in water temps from 75-85 degrees. However, I have seen bonefish on the flats in January with water temps in the 60's. 

 

Florida Keys Bonefish
Florida Keys Bonefish

Flats and Backcountry fishing in the Lower Florida Keys for Bonefish

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Florida Keys Bonefish
Florida Keys Bonefish

Flats and Backcountry fishing in the Lower Florida Keys for Bonefish

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One of three bonefish Kelly landed this week
One of three bonefish Kelly landed this week

Flats and Backcountry fishing in the Lower Florida Keys for Bonefish

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Florida Keys Bonefish
Florida Keys Bonefish

Flats and Backcountry fishing in the Lower Florida Keys for Bonefish

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Florida Keys Bonefish
Florida Keys Bonefish

Flats and Backcountry fishing in the Lower Florida Keys for Bonefish

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Florida Keys Bonefish
Florida Keys Bonefish

Flats and Backcountry fishing in the Lower Florida Keys for Bonefish

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More fishing options...

Florida Keys PERMIT

The lower keys flats offers some of the best permit fishing in the world. They are probably one of my favorite fish to pursue. 

Florida Keys TARPON

Although tarpon can be caught year round in the Florida Keys, we are blessed with an annual spring tarpon migration. Anglers from all over the world converge on the Florida Keys to catch the fish of a lifetime. 

Florida Keys BACKCOUNTRY

Although sight fishing the flats for bone fish, permit, tarpon, barracuda, and sharks is what I primarily do; there are situations where some of our other backcountry species can be targeted.

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Captain Danny Clark

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