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Bonefish Flats To The Drop-Off!

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Bonefish Flats To The Drop-Off!
Spydro UW Footage Using Okuma Fishing Gear!

Today i was following the inside schools of O'io "Bonefish" as i'm now getting used to their habits in this one area. I used salted frozen Ika "Arrowhead Squid". Seems they don't like the extreme saltiness of rock salt as those baits were all devoured by other fish after 10min of soaking. Still when you freeze bait the salt toughens it & prolongs the freezer life.

In this area the Bonefish school in the early mornings & latter go off as singles by noon. The larger ones especially as the smaller ones do break-up but keep together in smaller groups. Also i noticed when i do get strikes here it's late morning to early afternoon. Then again closer to midnight & before sunrise. Getting used to their habits here & learning their hang-out areas as well. Enjoy the show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSksMHI6HLU
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Re: [ScubaChris] Bonefish Flats To The Drop-Off! In reply to
Great underwater footage Chris. What makes all that clicking sounds? That puffer fish that kept picking up the bait looks bigger than some I've seen on some of your other videos, how large do they get. Final question, what was that long slender looking fish?


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Re: [wiperhunter2] Bonefish Flats To The Drop-Off! In reply to
The quality on this was good. The clicking sounds are shrimp communicating in the holes of the sand & reef of the shallows. I've caught Puffers up to 2ft & 8lbs! Give me a time index on the long slender fish, either a Needlefish or a Cuda most likely.
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7:45 to the 8 min mark. I bet it is a Needlefish because I pretty sure it wasn't a barracuda, that came later and it wasn't as thin. Wow, pufferfish get up to 8 lbs, that is amazing. That one in your video that kept coming back to the bait looked huge, bigger than the ones I've seen in some of your other videos. It's pretty crazy how loud some of those clicking sounds are.


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Re: [wiperhunter2] Bonefish Flats To The Drop-Off! In reply to
That was a Cornet Fish, part of the Needle Fish group. Local name "nu'nu". I did catch one years ago that was 5ft and as thick as my forearm. No teeth, it "sucks" in it's prey.
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OK thanks, thought it was an odd looking fish, I don't think I've ever seen one like that before.


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