Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge

Bonefish Spawning Behavior
Fishermen often ask about when, where, and how bonefish spawn. This article about spawning bonefish clears some of it up. This behavior occurs November through May on the new and full moons. The video to the right pictures a school of 10,000 bonefish exhibiting spawning behavior. The video does show a full moon in the background. The interesting thing about that is that Grouper and number of other species also spawn precisely on the full moon. During the spring months fishermen have observed bonefish schools on the flats suspended motionless just below the surface. I suspect it is some type of prespawn behavior.