What should I be buying???
Bonefish/permit lures for spinning gear???
Posted December 28 2003 - 1:20 PM
If you really want a shot at them, buy bait.
Posted December 28 2003 - 1:25 PM
CPM go for small crabs and shrimp that's their diet. If you fly fish use imitations of the same.
Going to the Keys?????
Have a safe trip and happy holiday
Posted December 28 2003 - 2:25 PM
Look at the DOA line of lures. Good shrimp and crab imatations. But live is the best.
Posted December 28 2003 - 5:59 PM
Ditto the DOA shrimp. Little light to cast but an awesome imitation!
Well onto my way to the next level!
There's not a fish out there I won't target or a technique I won't try! At the very worst I died with my rod in my hands!
Posted December 29 2003 - 11:21 AM
Thanks boyz, bought a pantload of DOA's as well as some Back Bones this morning. Keys trips for me don't start until late Feb, but we have a couple others, Bahamas and Aruba, between now and then. I'm long-wanding 99% of the time, but I needed a spin back-up. Thanks again...
Posted December 29 2003 - 11:43 AM
I have used the jigs gami pictured for bones and they work well. Another option is using a fly with a split shot about 12-18" above the fly.
Posted December 29 2003 - 6:18 PM
I see there is some knowledge here for bonefish, I am sorry to change the subject but does anyone fish the Caymans? My sister lives in Grand Cayman and I plan on visiting this year. I am looking forward to all types of fishing when I go, especially the bonefish. Any input would be appreciated.
Posted December 29 2003 - 6:38 PM
GEE no but I go snorkeling when I went to the caymans.
Tried catching them with my hands...didn't work. Saw some large tarpon down there about 13", awsome.
enjoy and have a safe trip
Posted December 29 2003 - 6:44 PM
CMP you are goin to ARUBAAAAAA ?? YESSSSS
IF you want to go deep sea. Go to the marina the heart of town.One of the charters is named DRIFTWOOD. The Capt is the owner of the Driftwood Restaurant. I went down there in 2001
and went out for wahoo great trip..
I want to retire to ARUBA great weather out of the hurricane belt. Nicest people you;d want to meet. Been there 4 timesin past 5 years.
Safe trip and Enjoyyyyy!!!!
Posted December 29 2003 - 7:46 PM
It is a return trip for me as well-11 years running. I fish with another cap who is behind the Marriott (high rise). He does marlin when I'm on-board ...
Posted December 29 2003 - 8:41 PM
CMP, so you know as well as I do where all the good restaurants are my friend. And never have to worry about rain... well maybe for about 5 minutes. What is it 5" per year.
AAAAH RU BAAAAAAAAA
Posted December 30 2003 - 2:09 PM
My 2 faves are Le Dome and, of course, El Gaucho. Carlos & Charlies is a friggin hoot too. BTW, did you know about the bones, permit and cuda fishing on a certain series of flats? Heh he...
Posted December 30 2003 - 2:26 PM
C&C's ya go there last equivalent to Senor Frogs in cancun. Party till you drop.
Never ate there though. We also stayed at the Marriott in 8/95 our 25th ann. and in 10/2001.
Only went deep sea and snorkeling, never hit the flats.
I'll try it next time.
Thanks for the info