Had by the bone

Updated: August 11, 2009, 2:32 PM ET
By Steve Waters | ESPNOutdoors.com

Flats anglers love to hate bonefish because whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time.

Conditions can be ideal, the cast will be perfect and the bonefish won't see the bait or lure. Or worse yet, a different species will grab the bait, which is what happened to me on an oceanside flat near Islamorada in the Florida Keys.

A bonefish tail had popped up near shore, where the water was too shallow for the flats boat I was in, so the guide suggested I get ...

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