Happy 4th – Distant American Bonefish – Palmyra

Happy 4th of July.

During college I spent a year in Paris. Few things will make you more of a flag waver than living in Paris where you are constantly told America doesn’t have a culture or history.  I came to a few conclusions from that year… first, I am American and I like being American and I am understood best by other Americans and understand Americans better than anyone else.  I also realized that no one is as rude as a wealthy American in a foreign city.

On this 4th of July I thought I’d find some unique American Bonefish.  The epicenter of American  Bonefish has to be Florida, by a long way.  We also have bones in good numbers in Hawaii.  San Diego Bay has some bonefish.  Puerto Rico has pseudo-American bones.  There are some more far-flung American bonefish, such as those found on the incorporated atoll of Palmyra.

Palmyra is a long way from anything, but sits roughly south of Hawaii.

The blog Sweaty Waders has a story from 2008 about fishing there for bonefish and GT’s.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has information about fishing Palmyra as well.

Sounds the opposite of easy to get there, but I wanna go.  I’m not going to, but I want to.

There are semi-American bonefish there.

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  1. Duuude… you’re killing me with this stuff. I need to start playing the lottery. Seriously. That looks so, so sweet.

  2. bonefishbjorn

    I’m killing myself too… that does look very high on the Sweetness Scale. I can’t imagine what’s involved in actually getting there… both in terms of cash and time. I need to start selling meth or kidneys or something.

  3. […] the 4th of July I posted up a little story about bonefish on the far-far away atoll of Palmyra in the South Pacific.  The New York Times has finally caught up with my semi-journalistic prowess […]

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