Rosenbauer’s Basic Bonefishing Tips

Author Tom Rosenbauer offers several bits of advice on preparing for success on your first bonefishing trip, including recommendations on casting, seeing fish, and strip-striking.

Excerpt: “The first thing you’ve got to be able to do is cast forty feet. And you’ve got to be able to pick up line and cast quickly and accurately. I know you can probably get the line out there forty feet, but I mean forty feet reliably and accurately. You don’t really need long casts for most bonefishing. Occasionally a 60- or 70-foot cast is going to get you out of trouble, but most bonefish are caught between 30 or 40 feet from the boat or from the wading angler. But you really have to practice your casting.”