I mean it's cool if you don't like fish but maybe if you don't like fish you shouldn't be calling fish a trash fish esp one as tasty as bonito which pretty much everyone now agrees is deliciousIt's all good....I agree they are fun, only fish I can really stomach is smoked bluefin...and that's even a stretch.
Me too. Wide open off the rocks in the San Gabriel river up here in Long Beach. Even better on the Seal Beach barge, that was my start.Fishing for Bonito as a kid out of Oceanside is what got me hooked on this sport. Light line fishing at its best. Those bastards are all attitude and fight
Too funny! Reminds me of when I ate sea slug once. I said at the time it was like eating a plastic bag filled with vaseline. Still salivate thinking about it but not the good kind of salivating, more like the one where you feel like you're about to hurlYou got that right....tuna belly is nasty...like eating fish flavored vaseline.
It was on that very vessel I fell in love with the bonito. We always, on every trip 4 days or longer ran into cedros or “the bush” island (Islas de San Benito ) and we would catch monster bonito. I was on that deck for 3 years. And every time we pulled in there I always was taken back at their size. Island of “Giant boners” we had some that would easily beat the current record but we threw them all back. They were so thick nobody cared. (On every deck I worked on) I saw many bonito fights that were deemed to be a giant YT just for a bonito to show color. I’ve seen them doing big fish things crazy things. Seasoned fishermen had to put the rod down after a dozen. They were monsters down there…Me too. Wide open off the rocks in the San Gabriel river up here in Long Beach. Even better on the Seal Beach barge, that was my start.
Couple years ago I got a legitimate 10lber on the way home on the Rooster (8-day). Mentioned under my breath that if I was a Kid, I'd be stoked. Andy heard me and said "either with or without the bonito" Made me think a little. I do miss them.
Don't bother Bob, some of these guys can't buy a clue if it's 50% off at the 99cent store.To the Bonito haters:
Throw it in a frying pan with butter, garlic, and tyme. Cook it a few minutes each side, while basting with the butter. sprinkle a little salt and some lemon juice. It’s really good!
No bs, my mother in law thought it was chicken.
I hear ya. I was always told Bonito were crap fish, and I believed it up until a few years ago. A buddy of mine loves and and makes sashimi with them, and after catching a few I asked him about cooking them because I wasn’t going to get kids on board with raw fish. He told me to toss them in the frying pan with soy sauce, and they came out great. The recipe I posted above was my my idea, and it was really good tooDon't bother Bob, some of these guys can't buy a clue if it's 50% off at the 99cent store.
Smoked Bonito is fantastic, poke is to when made with it and the fish is fresh
Wow, I sure hope you’re kidding. All 3 of those are great table fare.Smoked bonito was probably one of the grossest things I've ever tried and I feel like it's a myth of being good like abalone and BSB which also sucked. Legit feels like a prank like treefish smell like pine or gotta eat a tuna heart.
No bs brother! Like said above, don’t freeze it cuz it won’t be good. When caught, bleed it and put it on ice. When you filet it, cut the skin off and cut out the blood lines (that’ll gag a dog). If you cook it, try it a few different ways, it adapts to flavors really well.Smoked bonito was probably one of the grossest things I've ever tried and I feel like it's a myth of being good like abalone and BSB which also sucked. Legit feels like a prank like treefish smell like pine or gotta eat a tuna heart.