Bonefish (Albula vulpes)
AKA: Grey Ghost
Bonefish represents one of the most sought-after gamefish species in the Florida Keys. They blend so well to their background that spotting them on the sandy flats can be very challenging. Smaller fish (4-7 pounders) often travel in larger schools sucking up everything in their path as they speed across the shallow bottom. Larger fish (7-12 pounds) will usually be loners or in small schools. On light tackle or fly rod bonefish provide lighting fast runs and can turn on a dime. Sight fishing for bonefish in super shallow water is what backcountry fishing is all about. So remember, once you are hooked up keep your rod tip high and your line tight.