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Old 11-23-2018, 07:59 PM
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Default Bone fish/permit on spinning tackle

Any recommendations on location...not messing with fly rod much..

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Old 11-23-2018, 08:02 PM
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Captain Mark Krowka has more then 700 Flats Slams...he would be a great choice
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Old 11-24-2018, 06:11 AM
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Carl Ball AWOL Fishing Biscayne Bay.
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Old 11-24-2018, 06:36 AM
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Ty anything more exotic? Island wise..
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Ty any place more exotic...island wise?
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Andros. Permit will be the problem of course.
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Originally Posted by DarcizzleOffshore View Post
Andros. Permit will be the problem of course.
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Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge Andros. It's at the end of the road south end. Helped the original owners open it. Saw well over a hundred bones in one day. It's gotten pricey.
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Another vote for Carl Ball. Puts you on fish and has a good time doing it!
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I was spearfishing last December outside the North Bight of Andros and had schools of Bonefish circling me. 100's if not a 1000 bones of all sizes that day, one school had the largest bones I have ever seen in the 6 years on the island.
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Originally Posted by S_Prater View Post
I was spearfishing last December outside the North Bight of Andros and had schools of Bonefish circling me. 100's if not a 1000 bones of all sizes that day, one school had the largest bones I have ever seen in the 6 years on the island.
I couldn't even imagine how many bones you could catch with spinning reel and shrimp in Andros. It would be all day until your arms fall off. lol
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Lower/middle keys will get you a decent shot at bonefish and permit.

More exotic - Ascension Bay, Mexico or Belize
You need to find a lodge/guide that will cater to spin fishing. Most of the exotic locations cater to more of the fly fisherman.

Andros is great for bones but permit would be a super lucky trip vs the norm.
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Chub Cay has some great bone fishing as well. We have caught many on sabiki rigs when gog fishing.
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Originally Posted by S_Prater View Post
I was spearfishing last December outside the North Bight of Andros and had schools of Bonefish circling me. 100's if not a 1000 bones of all sizes that day, one school had the largest bones I have ever seen in the 6 years on the island.
I spearfish some of the channels in Biscayne Bay occasionally and will see massive schools of bonefish here as well. Schools that hangout in the middle of the water column making it almost impossible to see the bottom. They'll hangout on the patch reefs just offshore as well, always impressed with how large the schools are and how big the fish in them are. I know you're looking for a bit more exotic but on a good day you could easily do bones and permit in Biscayne Bay with the right bait and guide.
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Originally Posted by ChannelTwo View Post
Lower/middle keys will get you a decent shot at bonefish and permit.

More exotic - Ascension Bay, Mexico or Belize
You need to find a lodge/guide that will cater to spin fishing. Most of the exotic locations cater to more of the fly fisherman.

Andros is great for bones but permit would be a super lucky trip vs the norm.

I did Ascension bay, just south of Tulum mexico. I am not a fly guy so I brought my own spinning rods. I cant remember the guide I used but he told me he guided Lefty Kreh. We talked about spinning vs fly fishing. He asked "do you want to catch a lot of fish, or catch 1 fish on a fly rod". I said "a lot" so we used my pair of spinners and caught loads of bones and snook and other things even missed a permit. Two other older guys took a guide from the same dock and ended up sharing a fly rod and caught 1 bonefish, they were not happy hearing we caught so much using spinning gear and hermit crabs for bait.

Edit, I remember It was a guide from pescamaya, you can find them on google. It was fairly cheap to do. Plenty of fish in a half day. Bring your own fluorocarbon and they will love you. Also the best bonefish jigs you can buy are simple and called "wiggle jigs" I brought them with me and they guy said I was spot on and we used them all day tipped with hermit crab. This is one place to get them. http://www.bluefintunatackle.com/bon...t-wiggle-jigs/
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Mexico.

Missed a Super Slam when I had a permit break off.
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Originally Posted by ChannelTwo View Post
Lower/middle keys will get you a decent shot at bonefish and permit.

More exotic - Ascension Bay, Mexico or Belize
You need to find a lodge/guide that will cater to spin fishing. Most of the exotic locations cater to more of the fly fisherman.

Andros is great for bones but permit would be a super lucky trip vs the norm.
thats exactly why I asked.... no interest in fly fishing...
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Andros/Joulters is awesome for bones and tarpon as mentioned above. There are some good permit/bones in the S Exumas as well. We had some great trips out of Peace and Plenty Inn (Georgetown), but unfortunately the owner passed and the place is no longer open. I'm sure there are other alternatives though.
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You might want to check out Costa de Cocos lodge in Mahahual Mexico fishing Chetumal Bay. Pick the right time of year and you'll have your shots at a slam, plus snook, cudas and snappers all on the flats and channels. Spinning tackle is fine and the flats are walkable or you can cast from the panga. Really nice guides that know the fishery.

Nice, clean place but not fancy at all. Reef fishing a couple miles offshore if you want to do that.
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No help here but just an amusing side not. I have caught several in Daytona Beach.
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