Bonefish is very famous in Hawaii and is eaten widely there despite having many bones in it. This article will be covering some facts related to bonefishing and bonefish.
Do You Know The Following Facts On Bonefish And Bonefishing?
- It is called bonefish because of the presence of tiny and narrow bones present in their bodies, making them very difficult to cook and eat.
- Hawaii is one of the few places where people eat bonefish.
- Most of the peoples do fishing to catch and release them for their fun.
- The average weight varies from 13 to 20 pounds depending on the geography.
- It is also called banana fish or ladyfish and belongs to the family Albulidae (order Elopiformes)
- Bonefish has a life span ranging between 18 to 23 years and will reach maturity at the age of 3.
- It will grow up to 3 feet, and it will keep on growing throughout their lifetime.
- Like other fishes in the ocean, it has an ordinary diet as they eat crabs and shrimp, small mollusks, worms, and some fish, which it digs out.
Size Of Bonefish
The size of the bonefish depends on geography and climate condition. As in Hawaii and Africa, they can grow up to 20 pounds whereas in the Carribean sea it can grow up to 31 inches and weigh up to 13 pounds. A bonefish school may consist of 400, and on the other side it can be up to 30 fishes only.
Is Bonefish An Endangered Fish Species?
- It is not considered as endangered species as people don’t fish it to eat. Also, the reproductive rate of this fish is high, and it has a longer life span. This fish is a little mysterious, and that is the reason it is eaten less and is not endangered.
- It is recommended to practice proper catch-and-release procedures to maximize the chances of the fish surviving after the tiring and stressful fight. There are a few places where the probability of a finding of bonefish is high like near coasts, inter-coastal flats, in the mangroves, around mouths, etc.
- They like shallow water and have lungs like a bladder that can store oxygen for them in shallow water. They always utilize the tide waves swim deeper when the tide is low and swim high when the tide is high.
Do You Know The Feeding Nature Of Bonefish?
- They typically hold the prey with their teeth and try to keep it on the ground. Further crushing with the teeth will kill the prey, and the tail will be on the upper side. It is an indicator of fish feeding.
- If you would like to try Bonefishing, you start fishing with a fish rod. Try to go fishing in those areas where I have mentioned earlier. If you would need further assistance, you can hire a guide as well. You can choose from a different variety of baits available in the market for better results.
So this was our sneak-peek into the world of Bonefishing. I hope this helps on your next bonefishing trip!