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Old 01-28-2020, 03:20 PM   #1
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La Jolla 1/25 - big bonito

Launched around 7:30 with no fellow kayakers in sight.
Attempted to get some bait but could not find any. So I decided to peddle around Looking for marks on my FF. I left my bass rods at home this time. Every now and then I would stop and make few casts with yo-yo or colt sniper to cover just a little more area. I am glad I did as this guy bit my yo-yo on the way up and I never saw any marks. Itís so much fun when fish starts peeling your line off on a sport boat but man itís 1000 times more exciting when you are on the kayak by yourself! Fish caught in ~120í. Sashimi was delicious, even better than YFT in my opinion!
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Old 01-28-2020, 03:22 PM   #2
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Nice, I have never tried Bonito Sashimi but have heard it is good if prepared right.

Tight lines!
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Old 01-28-2020, 05:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for report! Agree w line peeling off Kayak, but mine was from a seal stealing my sardine. I did try Bonito sashimi for the first time last season, I bled it right away and put on ice and it was very good. Also made for awesome Poki next day.
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Old 01-28-2020, 06:43 PM   #4
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Nice! Looks delish!
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Old 01-29-2020, 01:20 PM   #5
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Dope that's a fatty. Nice catch on the jig.

Did you see the school on the sonar after you hooked it?
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Old 01-29-2020, 03:53 PM   #6
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thanks for report

I have tried it before, but this next time around will be even better. Preparation and care is the key, as mentioned above.
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Old 01-29-2020, 04:22 PM   #7
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Nice! Did you launch from Dana Point?
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Old 01-29-2020, 06:48 PM   #8
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Bonito make awesome sashimi, poke and spicy tuna. In addition to bleeding them out and icing as quickly as possible, spike their brain so they donít flop around and bruise the meat. The meat is soft and will quickly absorb blood if bruised
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:09 PM   #9
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dang that is a fatty

bet you thought it was a yellow at first!
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Old 01-30-2020, 08:00 AM   #10
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Launched from LaJolla (Avenida de La Playa) you can drive all the way to the beach, unload your stuff, go park your car and come back and launch. Pretty cool.
Did not see any marks at all and it seemed to me like it was the only fish around but once I got bit I was not paying too much attention to my FF lol.
I actually though right always that itís not YT or if it is itís on a small side. It was pulling drag but my drag was set pretty light. I was fishing medium heavy set up, if I was fishing my calico set up that would be a different story for sure.
I cut the gills and spiked him right away but did not have my kill bag with ice so was little worried about the quality of meat I am going to end up with. Luckily it was not hot outside at all and I put it into my bait tank to keep it cool.
It was lot better than I though it will be from what I heard. I would say that itís not the best fish for searing as the meat is very tender and you canít cube/slice it the way you can YFT. It still taste good itís just going to fall apart. But as I said itís really great for sashimi.
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Old 01-30-2020, 08:33 AM   #11
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Bonez...

Love Dem Bones...Spike-Bleed-Ice...and you'll have a great product.
And a little cold Sake to wash it down...
This fish requires more care than most fish or it breaks down quickly to mush...
It sears great for me if you use a torch...
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Old 01-30-2020, 09:37 AM   #12
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Properly handled as mentioned, bled, gilled, gutted, iced it is one of the best possible sashimis around.... nice catch
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Old 01-30-2020, 11:43 AM   #13
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dang I need to get out there. Nice fish
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Old 01-30-2020, 12:25 PM   #14
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Thanks for sharing, been wondering when those buggers would come back.
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