Outdoor Skills - Fishing Q&A

Q: Why are bonefish so hard to see in the water? -Joe Mitchell, Key Largo, Fla.

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A: Their body scales are silvery and reflective, which means that the body of a bonefish swimming in shallow water over white sand is reflecting-and thereby blending in with-its environment. On sunny days with little wind, the shadows cast by bonefish are often easier to spot than the fish themselves.