Abaco Bonefish and the Marls

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    Abaco Bonefish and the Marls

    Just returned from Bonefishing the Marls in south Abaco with Capt Buddy Pinder. This is a beautiful area and really shallow water. Fish were in abundance and so I fly fished and used light spin tackle (4lb and 10lb class) to mix things up. We were on fish the entire day as we poled around one corner after another. Free swimmers or tailing fish were in abundance and when you hooked up with a single fish and he ran the flats he would spook another half a dozen fish before you had a chance to see them. Most fish where 3-5 lbs and the action was so fast that I really didnt have time to take many photos compared to the number of fish landed. Here are a few to share of the Marls and some surrounding areas and a couple videos.

    The Marls water clarity was incredible

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    Bonefish on Fly

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    Bonefish on fly Release video one


    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v6...t=GOPR0079.mp4


    Bonefish on fly landing and Release with shallow under water action


    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v6...t=GOPR0087.mp4


    Bonefish on Spin tackle just to mix things up:

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    Taking a Ride through the Marls- This 5 min video is the ride back running across all the turns that we fished including a tight little cut at 3:11 into the video. This cut produced a half a dozen bonefish on each side.


    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v6...t=GOPR0091.mp4


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    Marvin and Capt Kirk jammin Rake and Scrap style at the Jib Room

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    Guana Beach

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    Sunset at Grabbers

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    Our stay was at Pelican Beach Villas

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    This is a really cool place to stay while in the Abacos and is located just across from Marsh Harbour Marina
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    Senior Member sunflower's Avatar
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    looks super! Congratulations on what looks like an amazing trip. Always good too say, "I was too busy catching to take photos"

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    Nice going & thanks for sharing.
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    Great trip! Nice pics!

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    Very cool, great looking fish, and fun.

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