Joseph Cleare or “Bonefish Joe,” as he was affectionately known on Harbour Island, was a legendary figure among those interested in the sport of bonefishing. He was recognized as much for his laughter and gentle manner as for his skill as a guide and patience as an instructor.
“Harbour Island has been a popular bonefishing destination for decades. There are some excellent guides, many of whom have been trained by the legendary Bonefish Joe. …Bonefish Joe is continually optimistic and cheerful; a day with him is worth the trip. …” Bonefishing By: Randall Kaufmann, Western Fisherman Press Moose,Wyoming