You often will find trout-fishing guides fishing for bonefish in the winter months, as was Gary Hooper, a guide from Rick's Sport Center in Mammoth Lakes.
One frigate bird in particular grabbed the popper I was fishing out of the water and flew off with it until the slack went out of the line.
We stayed at Big Eddie and Joe's Bone Fishing Lodge and Croquet Club, the latest facility catering to fishermen to open on Christmas Island.
It is, says Irwin Jacobs, chairman of Genmar, "A unique, educational experience in the world of saltwater fishing.
Jacobs notes that "building angling skills and learning methods of protecting our ocean's resources are the primary themes behind the Genmar/Evinrude Backwater Fishing School.