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Life is good


A photo-journey through the world of bonefishing

By Martin Joergensen (ed.) & Christian Figenschou (photos)

During the research phase for this bonefish theme I spent quite a lot of time surfing the web—a thing that I usually don't do much as a matter of fact. I produce web content rather than consume it.

  
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Happy camper - That is a really great bonefish, and there\'s all the reason in the world to be happy.
Happy camper
 
Never the less I was surfing, and the theme was the elusive ghost.
Links linking to pages linking on-and-on finally linked to something with substance: Christian Figenschou's homepage. Now, that was something! Plenty of pictures and even a couple of really great original stories on bonefishing. And first of all an attitude towards fishing, which fit perfectly into this theme. Just look at the picture to the right here.

I immediately contacted Christian, and we agreed that I could use some of his numerous pictures for a gallery-type story for the theme. This is it. The text is mine, the captions are a mix and the pictures are Christian's and his friends'.

The flats
The flats create an amazing and fascinating world. These areas of seemingly endless shallow water, which are still so abundant with food for the bonefish.
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Space - Julern and Benito looking for bonefish on a large flat. The ripples caused by the windcan sometimes make spotting difficult, even though water clearity and sunlight is perfect.
Space
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Boca Paila flat - A promising looking flat just a 100 yards away from the Boca Paila bridge. Too bad we didn\'t spot this one before we were on our way home from Punta Allen. Quite an achivement to miss it as well, as this picture is actually taken standing on the road. Oh well...
Boca Paila flat
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Scouting - Julern and Benito looking for bonefish. Benito—the guide—points to a likely spot.
Scouting

The space
Soooo much headroom...
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Dariusz - Dariusz and the great outdoors in near Punta Allen, Ascension Bay, Mexico
Dariusz
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Dariusz and Potro - Dariusz and Potro in Mexico, Ascension Bay, near Punta Allen. Often the guide will lead the way and find the weary fish, while the angler trots patiently behind him.
Dariusz and Potro

The hunt
Once you get the grip, scouting for bonefish turns from frustration to a thrilling game. Tailers, cruisers, schoolers—they all get your heart working.
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Do you see the tail? - Yes, that\'s a tailing bone in the mangroves. The tip of the tail to the right of the center of the picture plus a bit of \
Do you see the tail?
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Huge school - Gaspar and Dariusz has spotted a huge schoolof bones, clearly visible in front of them on the picture.
Huge school
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In the mangroves - Inside the mangroves, the bones were not spooky at all, as long we stood completely still. Wide angle shot, so we\'re quite close..
In the mangroves
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Lurking - Dariusz lurking in the mangroves. Kneeling like this hides you well, and you can get considerably closer to the fish without them seeing you.
Lurking

The rush
The take and the first run is amongst the things, which make bonefishing a great rush.
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Life is good - Christian and an okay size bonefish. Life is good.
Life is good
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RPM\'s - Finally Willy hooked a bone. The reel is doing some heavy RPM\'s here.
RPM's
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The first - Christian\'s first bone on the trip to Mexico, Ascension Bay, Sian Kaan. The first one is always special, and this was no exception.
The first
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Bone ready - Well, lookie here. A bone ready to be reeled in.
Bone ready

The catch
These fish are just beautiful. Yet they do look a bit dumbstruck when you lift them from the water. Of course they have all the reason in the world to do so, but still: large eyes and rounded, pursed lips enhances the impression.
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All smiles - Dariusz managed to hook and land a huge bone from one of the schools. Gaspar and Mr.B are all smiles here.
All smiles
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Julern with a nice one - Once again, at the end of the day, we found some tailing fish. Julern with a nice one.
Julern with a nice one
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Even Gaspar was excited - Dariusz managed to hook and land this extraordinarily large Punta Allen bonefish. Even Gaspar was really excited about this monster.
Even Gaspar was excited
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Life is still good - Christian and a nice-size bonefish. Life is indeed good.
Life is still good
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Huge - Dariusz with his huge bonefish. It is a s broad as it is high and has oviously seen some action in its life judging from the scars on its side.
Huge
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Ok size bonefish - There is that smile again. It is quite clear what these fish do to people.
Ok size bonefish
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Outsmarted - Dariusz managed to outsmart one of the few tailers we saw this day at the Pigfarm. The fishing was tough that afternoon.
Outsmarted

The release
It's always great letting a fish go—even though your hands are quite slimed afterwards.
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Release - Sian Kaan, Ascension Bay, Mexico. A nice bonefish about to be released by the guide.
Release
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Kalik - Unlike the weather, we could always depend on the comfort of cold Kaliks.
Kalik

Bonefishing theme
Theme intro
The ghost and I
Flies for bonefish
10 ways to improve
Biology of bones
Life is good
Books and DVD's
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