Today we have a simple tip from Bruce Chard on bonefishing when the light is not so great.
Bruce is a human encyclopedia of bonefishing knowledge, and he passes that knowledge on to guests each year at his very popular bonefishing schools at Andros South.
Bonefishing on Cloudy Days
Sight fishing for bonefish is very interactive – it’s different every day. This is one reason I believe it’s so popular.
When the sun is out, the light helps to create color contrast and throws a shadow from the fish so anglers can see the fish’s movement a little easier. The bright light from the sun also aids in spotting fish at greater distances, giving anglers more time to prepare for a possible shot at a fish.
When you have solid cloud cover these advantages are not available. Low light takes away most color contrast and usually there are no shadows to give movement away from far distances.
As an angler you need to adjust for this, and not look too far away. Scan the bottom at short distances and prepare yourself for a quick short cast.