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Bonefishing - The great Exumas vacation activity, even in windy conditions

May 22, 2019

The Exumas is known for absolutely amazing weather, and when you have a charter and are ready to start your bonefishing adventure you can be worried about the potential for rain, or even wind. We do have some good news for you! You can enjoy your bonefishing trip even in the event of windy weather  - you won’t need to cancel! Here are some of our favorite tips to bonefishing in windy weather. 

Careful with the Line 
When it’s windy, be sure to be careful when casting the line into the wind. Plan your cast with purpose, wait until it’s relatively calm, and then cast the line. In addition, try adjusting your body before casting the line. Squat until you are almost parallel with the water, and cast your line to the side. This will help you cast the line at your intended target. 

Choose your Accessories Wisely
The accessories you choose with your line will make or break your bonefishing when conditions are rainy or windy. Using a heavier fly will create an impact - it’ll break the water quickly and the line will sink deeper. All of which is essential in staying on your target. When it comes to accessories, we mean more than just the line - clothing too. Durable jackets/clothing and hardy eyewear will be your best option to stay safe while on the water.

Pick a Great Location
When out on the water, we recommend picking a great location. It can be hard to find shade of the water in The Exumas, but if we do we recommend finding a shaded location, one that can help to protect from the wind. The shade will also help in finding some dark places on the water - making it easier to see bonefish. 

Stay Quiet
Bonefishing, and fishing in general, always requires silence. But with the sensitivity of bonefish, it’s important to stay silent. Bonefish have incredible hearing, and when conditions aren’t great they are going to be more on edge and more sensitive to any last sounds. 

An experienced guide will be even more important in tough conditions and we are here to help! A local expert and experienced guide will not only help you find the best spots, but will keep you safe in the event of further bad weather or turbulent seas. 

As always, when you hook a fish while bonefishing remember that you should not hold it out of the water for more than 15 seconds or it could die upon release back into the ocean. If you are struggling at any point while fishing, always ask your guide questions. They are here to help make you bonefishing experience one to remember. No matter what time of year you visit The Exumas, Bonefish Drex has something for you. To learn more about our services, give us a call at 242-356-0243. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming months - the weather is gorgeous!