Originally Posted by albacized2
How accessable and difficult are these fish to catch in the So Cal? Are they as frugal as their east coast counterparts? I know about the Redondo Beach location...but are there other areas that are equally productive.
I didn't really address your question Albacized...Catching bonito was pretty staightforward when I went. They are pretty darned agressive and we just seemed to continually run into pods of crashing fish and birds. we were actually out looking for kelp paddys, which act like Fish Attractors, and are great places to pick up yellowtails, via flyrod, spin tackle, or live bait.
But when we encountered one of these fast moving pods and were in the mood to go after bonito, we would determine where they were headed, set up in their path, and then cut the engine and either cast flies or lures with (relatively) light spinning rods. I'd say that pound for pound, the bonito is one of the hardest hittin', hardest fighting fish I've caught. ...They are little boxes of dynamite!
A lot of people don't like to eat them, I I've always liked them, provided they are promptly bled upon landing..
I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "are they ...frugal..", so I can't address that.
- Hope this helped...