It’s one of the most common mistakes we see guests make on their first trip to South Andros Island.
The angler makes a shot. The bonefish doesn’t eat. And just like that, the angler gives up! The shoulders slump, some choice words are muttered, and the line is slowly stripped back in.
But the fish is still there! Right there in casting range, not spooked, maybe moving around a little funny but definitely still a worthy target.
This isn’t the Florida Keys. You don’t have to be perfect. We catch lots of fish on our 3rd, 5th and 7th shots.
Sure, if the fish is blasting away at Mach 2 you don’t have a chance. But if he’s in casting range and not totally freaked out, cast again! And again, and again, until you’re sure he’s spooked or out of casting range.
Don’t give up until you’re sure you’re out of the game – you’ll be surprised what imperfection can get you.