Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A marine game fish (Albula vulpes) of warm shallow waters, having silvery scales.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any of various game fish, of the family Albulidae, found in shallow, tropical waters

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See ladyfish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of the lady-fish, macabé, or French mullet, Albula vulpes. See cut under ladyfish.
  • n. A fish of the family Teuthididœ and genus Teuthis or Acanthurus; a surgeon- or doctor-fish.
  • n. A name of the common dogfish, Squalus acanthias, in southern New England. See cut under dogfish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. slender silvery marine fish found in tropical mud flats and mangrove lagoons

Etymologies

From its many small bones.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I don't see a lot of difference between chasing bonefish (which are ugly) in the flats and chasing carp in the flats other than that I don't have to pay thousands to go after the bonefish.

    Sell Me On Carp

  • It actually, "establishes temporary statewide closed harvest seasons for bonefish and tarpon", and reiterates that "catch-and-release fishing for these important game fish species is still allowed."

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  • While the initial executive orders from the state caused some confusion with the wording, many people thought the entire season was closed for bonefish, tarpon and snook.

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  • One silver lining according to Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is that they seem to be collecting some dead bonefish and tarpon for biological samples, "gaining some important biological information from this sad event".

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  • It might just become my new favorite bonefish and striper reel.

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  • Real bait seems to work best, but I like to catch them on flys when they rise or are tailing on the flats, there as hard to get as bonefish.

    Carp Fishing

  • That is because the average steelheader wades deeper than does most trout or bonefish anglers.

    What type of tippet should I use for steel head when I fly fish

  • While most fly fishers daydream about tarpon and bonefish, I'm finding myself more and more fixated on snook.

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  • Word on the fly fishing street is that certain travel operators are already amping up marketing plans to direct American anglers to the vast and bountiful tarpon, bonefish, and permit flats (and bass lakes) in Cuba, which are a cheap short-hop flight from Miami.

    Cuba Libre? Will a Thaw in US-Cuba Relations Spark a Fishing Boom?

  • There are billfish and dolphin a quick run offshore, bonefish and tarpon on the sandy flats, redfish and seatrout in the backcountry region, plus snapper and grouper and jacks and scores more species — various sources put the number at 400 or 500, total.

    The Mid-Life Slam

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