Bonefish Trivia

Posted On: September 29, 2014 BY Delamere


       As our summer fishing season begins to wind down, we start planning
for some tropical bonefishing in the Bahamas. Here are a few things you
may not know about Bones:

  • Bonefish are named for their many fin bones
  • Bones inhabit many parts of the world, including the Bahamas, Florida, Mexico, Belize, and Christmas Island
  • Fish may weigh up to 19 pounds and may grow to be 35 inches long
  • Fish mature at 3-4 years at which point they may be 17-19 inches long. They can live to be 24 years old.
Chip with a Bahamas Bonefish
  • Several different species of Bonefish inhabit the world. Florida is home to several different species.
  • Bonefish have an average speed of 40 MPH.
  • May feed on aquatic worms, crustaceans, and mollusks

Most bonefishing is catch and release. A Florida study found the economic benefit of a single bonefish to be approximately $3,500 per year, that totals to almost $75,000 for the average lifespan. 

     If you want to see a few for yourself, join us March 15-21, 2015 when we head down to Andros Island, Bahamas to spend 5 days chasing bones. Check here for more details: D&H Bonefish Trip




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