Kill some Lion Fish

I was watching Buccaneers and Bones from the ole DVR last night. It is a good show… I like it.  It isn’t a young crowd, really, with Yvon and Tom Brokaw and the rest of the crew, but they are fun to watch anyway. They are fishing places I want to fish and I’m pretty sure I’d enjoy a day on the water with any of them… especially Aaron Adams who heads the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.

I was pleased to see, again, the conservation message. They not only talked about safe handling of bonefish when there are sharks around, but they also talked about the threat of the invasive Lion Fish.

If you are not aware, Lion Fish are little fuquers.  They are invasive, coming from the Pacific, and they are voracious predators capable of eating ALL the juvenile  fish on a small reef. The native fish just don’t recognize them as predators and they end up in the bellies of the beautiful, but deadly Lions.

In this particular episode Yvon Chouinard goes out with Deep Water Cay’s dive master, Molly Brady… with the bonus video of Molly swimming in a bikini, which might make even the Trout Underground appreciate the virtues of the tropics.

Happy to see Lion Fish getting their time in the spotlight… and then their time on the spear tip.




  1. Lawrence Snyder

    Tasty criters too.

  2. Lion fish are good to eat, too! Notwithstanding Brokaw’s casting technique, I agree Buccaneers and Bones is pretty impressive. It’s a great little show, especially with Aaron Adams’ conservation insights in the mix. It’s good for BTT and good for bonefish.

  3. We need some “Eat More Lion Fish” ads sort of like the cow ads where they promote the eating of chicken.

  4. Where can you get this show on DVD we dont this this in Australia

  5. There is a bounty for Lion Fish in parts of, believe it, Patagonia, Chilean side. When diving, many divemasters carry a three pronged stick, like a frog gig, to use to kill these beautiful and horrible beasts.
    But, much more important: did you really write this “It isn’t a young crowd, really, with Yvon and Tom Brokaw and the rest of the crew, but they are fun to watch anyway. ” Please.

  6. Wow, that far South… they really are a problem.

    And yes… I did say that about Bucs and Bones… funny that you are the first to catch it. Honestly, while I was watching it did occur to me that this was maybe hitting an older demographic. Wouldn’t hurt to have a younger guy in there every once in a while.

  7. You can get the DVDs on BTT’s website:

    but season three isn’t out yet

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