A 12 lb bonita will rock you more than a 30 lb yt.
We have targeted those 12-15 lb bonita up here in Santa Barbara in October-December (when they're around), using small tuna feathers and megabaits when they're thick. It's like fishing for offshore tuna, those guys pack a punch on light gear. We usually take a ton of ice, gill them immediately, and then invite family/friends for some kickass bonita sashimi/sushi. The key is immediately bleed, then directly on ice, and eat within 24 hours. Might as well be eating Bluefin, sounds like a joke but try it out and you'll be pleasantly surprised.[/quote]
I laugh when people talk about Bonito like its a trash fish, I personally think it's right up there with some of my favorite fish to eat, the key is bleed, spike then ice and it's a marvelous tasting tuna, seared in peanut oil.