Wayne Walts and The Troutfitter Crew from Central New York joined us at Andros South for a couple of weeks this month, and Wayne shared some good knowledge we thought we’d pass on to all of you.
In his more than 25 years of fishing on South Andros for bonefish, Wayne’s seen some interesting stuff. He spoke of multiple times he has seen bonefish beach themselves when being pursued by a shark. The bonefish would beach themselves, lay on the beach dead still for an honest minute and a half, and then flop back in the water and swim away safely.
Fish story? That’s up for you to decide, but there is a lesson in this story that can help us be better anglers.
Bonefish are good at getting away from sharks! When a shark is in hot pursuit of a bonefish on the end of your line, loosen your drag and let the fish run. Give the bonefish a chance to get away from the shark – watch, learn, and possibly even land the fish afterward.