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The Bonefish

Capt. Mo has been specializing in sight fishing the flats for bonefish in Miami’s Biscayne Bay for over fifteen years. With a wealth of knowledge, keen eyesight and knowing how to get bonefish to eat, you won’t be disappointed fishing with Capt. Mo. 

BonefishGive him a call today and let him put you on the “Ghost of the flats”.  Once you land one you will never be the same.

Renowned by anglers for their wariness and fighting spirit, bonefish are stealthy and speedy residents of the shallow bays and backcountry of South Florida.

These torpedo-shaped fish often resemble gray ghosts as they streak through the shallow backwaters and along the fringes of mangrove forests. Their silvery color often casts reflections of blue and green, and dark streaks punctuate the gaps between the scales on their upper body.

Bonefish have a conical, scaleless head with a black-tipped snout and small mouth. They have a single, sail-shaped dorsal fin, a powerfully muscled body, and a deeply forked tail.  Bonefish may live as long as 19 years. Females are slightly longer than males of the same age.

Range and Habitat

Bonefish reside in inshore marine waters. As adults, they frequent shallow flats, occupying seagrass beds, sandy bottoms, and, occasionally, hard bottoms. They are often found in quiet backwaters along mangrove-fringed areas. In mid-summer and in winter, bonefish may move out to deeper waters, but they typically do not migrate long distances. Bonefish are occasionally found as far north as the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s east coast.
Worldwide, bonefish occur in coastal and inland waters of tropical seas.

Life History

Where bonefish spawn is also a mystery. Researchers believe their spawning grounds are probably located outside their traditional shallow-water habitats, either offshore or in an area where currents are likely to carry the eggs offshore.
Bonefish spawn from November through May or June, producing from 400,000 to 1.7 million eggs. Scientists don’t know if they can spawn more than once in a season. The heavier and older the fish, the more eggs she will produce.  Bonefish grow rapidly for five to six years of their life, after which their growth rate slows con­siderably. Males reach sexual maturity at a younger age and smaller size than females. Males mature at an average of 3.6 years of age and 17.4 inches. Females reach maturity at about 4.2 years and 18.8 inches. Bonefish are typically found in groups, or schools, of a few to as many as 100 individuals.

Scientific Name: Albula vulpes
Size: To 3 feet, 15 pounds
Range: Worldwide in tropical seas
Habitat: Shallow, inshore seagrass beds, mud flats, or sand flats
Status: Commercial sale prohibited; recreational harvest limited to one fish per day, with a minimum size of 18 inches

Courtesy of Florida Wildlife Commission.

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