OK, so what do these 4 pictures have in common?
Yeah, they’re all shots of pretty darned nice-sized bonefish. But what else?
- Nobody in these photos is wearing shorts and T-shirts?
- There’s no sweat on anyone’s brow?
- You could even say that these guys are bundled up?
These shots were all taken during January of 2010, on the tail end of that epic cold front that screwed up fisheries from Florida through the Caribbean pretty royally. As usual we weren’t affected as severely on South Andros, but our guests were thrilled this week if the temperature broke 70.
Big bonefish like being on the flats when the water is just a little bit cooler. While we’ve got lots of beautiful warm weather days from March to May, guests who want to have the maximum number of shots at big bonefish tend to come between October and February. That’s not to say that we don’t get shots at the big boys on hot days in the late spring, but without a doubt big fish like it better when it’s cooler.
If you’re on South Andros and the weather isn’t scorching, don’t despair! Add a layer, get on out there, and check your knots extra well – you just might get a shot at a big boy.