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Don’t Underestimate the Cloudy Days

Posted on February 10 2016

Kyle Shea with a Bonefish from Andros South by Hollis Bennett.
This was a cloudy day.. Photo: Hollis Bennett.

Without a doubt, bonefishing is a visual game. Therefore, there’s no question that a bright, sunny, cloudless day is ideal on the flats.

By the same token, it’s no secret that most of the time heavy cloud cover can make for a tough day of fishing. However, contrary to popular belief, some cloudy days can actually provide decent visibility.

Don’t get us wrong, nothing beats a bright bluebird day, but when coupled with low winds, a high ceiling of cloud cover can actually allow for surprisingly good visibility, particularly over light colored bottoms. We see it all the time on calm mornings with minimal sunlight, which is why even when the forecast looks bleak, we always like to say..

Don’t Underestimate the Cloudy Days!

We’ve seen a lot of big fish caught on cloudy days in the past. Perhaps there’s something to be said about the comfort of a bonefish under lower light conditions. We’ll never know for sure. What we do know is that we no longer underestimate the cloudy days, and think you shouldn’t either!

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