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The $75,000 fish

Updated: November 12, 2008, 3:22 PM ET
By Steve Wright | ESPNOutdoors.com

ISLAMORADA, Fla. — How much is that bonefish worth in the Florida Keys? Would you believe $75,000?

No, this is not some tagged single bonefish that's part of a fishing contest. That's the value of every single bonefish larger than 14 inches swimming in these Florida saltwater flats.

That monetary value came from studies conducted by Dr. Jerry Ault of the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The $75,000 figure was recently published in the ...

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