I’ve hears some talk recently about there being fewer bonefish in Florida these days.
The past is always better, right? But this isn’t 20 years ago past, this is, like, three years ago past.
Back not too long ago things got kind of cold in Florida. Bonefish, tarpon, snook… these fish don’t like cold water. In fact… they die.
The Florida Sportsman recently ran a story about what the guides are seeing on the FL flats.
Captain Lain Goodwin of Key Largo noted that effects of the frontal blasts varied from area to area. “After the cold snaps in 2010 I did notice a major decline,” said Goodwin. “I’d usually see from 20 to even 100 bones on a half-day trip, but now I’m lucky to find 10 to 20 on a good day. And yet on other flats in close proximity to Largo Sound, the bonefish population has remained steady.”