I was short on time so, I used the traditional dough-type bait on a small hook instead. I started off catching a few small catfish, but shortly there after, I hooked into something very different. I immediately knew and felt the difference. Using light tackle, the high pitched music of my spinning reel drag instantly brought a smile to my face. And then the bright fire of it's beautiful tail flashing under water, made my eyes happy.
In the short amount of time I had available, I ended up with a 23" and a 25" carp. I also had one hookup to a much bigger one that really pulled like a freight train, but a minute into it, it came off. I also saw a couple roll that had to have been pushing three feet.
I've never actually caught a bonefish before, but I from the stories I hear, I imagine they're really quite amazing. And I'm sure the diehard bonefish fishermen will say there really is no comparison, but from someone who's never caught one, and probably won't have a chance to any time soon, my sweetwater bone will have to do.
About the Author: Rob Choi is an avid kayak angler from the Chesapeake Bay area in Virginia and a Pro Staff Member at Yakangler.com. He has earned a reputation among the locals as the fish junkie with reckless abandon to logic, time, and societal norms in his pursuit for the "tug that is the drug". He shares his love of the sport through his blog www.angling-addict.com.