Go Against the Flow
Guide: James "Docky" Smith
Homeport: Long Island, Bahamas
Experience: Owner of Bonafide Bonefishing
Tactic: "Most people don't like to fish high tide," Smith says. "I love high tide." When the water is up, Smith knows the fish will be coming out of the mangroves so he patrols an area where three or four creeks dump into the flats. "Don't be afraid of the wind," he adds, explaining that it scares other anglers, leaving the flats empty, and can mask the sound of your approaching boat.