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Bonito’s are in!!

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2 hours ago, mitchellgoosen said:

Are bonito fish big?

If you got one that was 9-10 lbs, that would be a big one...The ones I caught over the weekend up in RI were down in the 3-4 lb range. As an aside, they grow huge on the other side of the Atlantic (epecially around the Islands off Spain/Portugal and up into the Med. Sea)

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4 hours ago, mitchellgoosen said:

Are bonito fish big?

Well, Mitchell, they are
what's called a trophy fish.
 

So, yeah, they're pretty big.

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Atlantic bonito grow up to 75 centimetres (30 in) and weigh 5–6 kilograms (11–13 lb) at this size. The world record, 18 pounds 4 ounces (8.3 kg), was caught in the Azores, Portugal.[4]

Not so big big but they are one of the greatest fighting fish.

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On 8/15/2018 at 9:49 PM, Lost Cause said:

Well, Mitchell, they are
what's called a trophy fish.
 

So, yeah, they're pretty big.

:howdy:

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On 8/15/2018 at 8:02 PM, albacized said:

If you got one that was 9-10 lbs, that would be a big one...The ones I caught over the weekend up in RI were down in the 3-4 lb range. As an aside, they grow huge on the other side of the Atlantic (epecially around the Islands off Spain/Portugal and up into the Med. Sea)

Are you sure they're the same species?  South of the Mason/Dixon line, "bonito" means "little tunny," a/k/a "false albacore. 

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1 min ago, BrianBM said:

Are you sure they're the same species?  South of the Mason/Dixon line, "bonito" means "little tunny," a/k/a "false albacore. 

Definitely the same species...in fact, on that note albies grow larger over there as well (just like they do down in FL/NC, etc)

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Good to know.  

 

Bonito are nice eating, too, albeit they need the same speed bleeding and icing as other members of the tuna/mackerel/Spanish mackerel/ bonito clan.

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Ive heard albies have wavy dark  lines, and bonito have straight stripes

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On 8/22/2018 at 1:29 PM, cheech said:

Ive heard albies have wavy dark  lines, and bonito have straight stripes

stick your finger in it's mouth, if it comes out bloody its a Bonito

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On 8/22/2018 at 1:29 PM, cheech said:

Ive heard albies have wavy dark  lines, and bonito have straight stripes

Yes, that is true. Difference in dorsal and jaw line as well

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For the sake of clarity I linked a video shot down in FL, what we call false albacore, they call bonita

 

 

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They are here ! We been catching them for a week now. It’s 4 am I’m heading out again. Fun fish to catch and eat. Not big 3 or 4 lb. 

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