Great post over at Deneki about things that bonefish hate… like noise.
There certainly are things you can do to minimize your chances of hooking up and maximizing your chances of witnessing how fast an unencumbered bonefish can race off the flat you are fishing.
The sound thing is interesting because it is certainly very, very true right up to the point where it isn’t.
You slam the cooler lid? That sucks… that is going to scare the fish away pretty well. That’s been documented well.
On the other hand, I was out fishing with a guy who has caught more permit than I’m likely to even catch bonefish and he was blaring his tunes right there on the boat on the flat while we searched for fish. We found fish. We caught fish. All the while there were tunes being cranked out.
Certainly that IS noise and not the natural kind and not the kind a bonefish, you’d think, would be totally down with.
Check out the post at Deneki and comment there to add to the list of things bonefish hate. If you have a comment on the whole music blaring, I’d love to hear about it here.