Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Belize is a great country when it comes to sport fishing, but the bonefish is king. Its the premier fly fishing game fish in the world and is probably pound for pound the strongest and fastest running animal in salt-water.
Out on many of the Cayes, particularly the smaller ones like Tobacco or South Water Caye, its a good idea to pole along in the shallows in a flatboat while casting.
The fish is a powerful fighter, but its generally not eaten because as the name implies the fish is incredibly bony. Its a little ironic that there is a US restaurant chain, Bonefish Grill, thats named after a rather unappetizing fish.