Bonefish Catch & Release: Best Handling Practices

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Drops The Proper Technique

Making plans to get out of the deep freeze and head to warmer climates for a chance at double digit bonefish? In this short instructional video, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust drops key bonefish best handling practices on how to safely catch and release these awesome fish. As a prized gamefish, the Bahamian sportfishery alone generates in excess of 120 million dollars. Thats a lot of bonefish getting caught and if they’re not handled properly, the fishery¬†could take a hit. Barbless hooks, the ‘Keep Em Wet‘ ethos, short fights and a respect for the fish are all key components in the conservation¬†of Bahamian bonefish. Check out the video for the rest of B&TT safe handling techniques for the ghost of the flats.

From Bonefish & Tarpon Trust: “Learn the best bonefish catch and release practices from the B&TT Bahamas Initiative Manager Justin Lewis. Proper fish handling is essential to the survival of your catch, and to the overall health of the fishery.”

Dig it. Catch that fish.


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