Horseshoe bonito on the troll 10/22

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by DrBob89, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. DrBob89

    DrBob89 Well-Known "Member"

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    It was a beautiful, calm day off Long Beach today. Fishing solo, I pointed the boat toward Catalina's east end but never made it past the last green buoy. I set out two trolling rods with hoochie rigs at the last red buoy and quickly started catching decent size bonito. Water was calm and 67 degrees. Between 8-10am I caught 14 bonito, the largest was 6lb 10oz. 6 knots was the best troll speed. Both daisy-chain hoochie rigs (3 dummy in front, rear one with hook) were from tailchaserlures.com. One had small green & white squid skirts and the other had larger blue & red feathers. Both caught fish. My 15-lb rig with a Tranx 300 and light rod was lots of fun, although not really needed because the hoochies use 80-lb line.

    I took a break mid-morning and headed to PV/Whites Point looking for bass. No love at some rocks and pipes, but the sonar showed lots of life. Went back to the green buoy at 2pm for a quick three more bonito. Off the water at 3.

    17 bonito total, all on the troll, all released. Plus a bunch of big mackerel. A great day on the water!

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  2. Saba Slayer

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    Love the Daisy Chain...and so do the Bones...!!!
    I use the one from LeadMaster...


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  3. mhanson59hb

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    That's a well lit bone that thinks he's a wahoo!
     
  4. PacificPredator

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    Good info, thank you!
     
  5. Yella1

    Yella1 So Fishy

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    Congrats on a successful day!
     
  6. Croaker.Stroker

    Croaker.Stroker Old White Guy

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    Steamed Bonito makes really good “Tuna” sandwiches. Try it. Way better than canned tuna.

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  7. Dream to fish

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    Throw a piece of cheddar on there and finish in a pan with some butter for a pretty good patty melt....
     
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    how do you prep the bonito? cooked in a vege steamer?
     
  9. tresbien

    tresbien No.... But Willing To Learn

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    very very cool video!!! thanks for sharing!!!
     
  10. Andy12345

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    Good info, Thank you. We went to Catalina and got only 5 bonitos and 1 yellow.
     
  11. karlow

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    Great, you caught dinner and you are ready for your next two bug trips! Bone heads are friends not food! Do you know what makes really good tuna sandwiches, smoked YT! Try it it is the very best. My smoked YT is better than my smoked YFT. I don't know why even if they are done at the same time the YT is better. Tonight it was YFT poke bowl, and smoked YT salad sandwich. Fridays catch. those boneheads might make good poke! Try it next time.
     
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    It's a tuna, treat it like one. Bleed quick and on an ice slurry. Don't let it bang around in ice cubes. Get filleted and cut out the blood line. Cook it fresh and try not to freeze it. Great stuff.
     
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    I've made sushi rolls with it before and it was good. It was super fresh as we were out on the water. I'm sure it would be good as poke...
     
  14. the SLIDER

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    The way things are going (shortage of quality fish), you guys will be saying the same thing about Pacific Mackerel in ten years. :drool:
     
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  15. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Bonies are good eating for sure,first time I had them was on “City of Redondo” boat,when Rick Ofinger was a deckhand,he would take some freshly caught bones into the galley and come out with a big tray of fried/sautéed bones in butter,garlic and salt and pepper and pass it around to all the passengers,great stuff!
     
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    Those shearwaters also love the daisy chain....haha
     
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    Yes. One of those vegetable steaming racks that fit in a pot with water on the bottom. I brought the water to boil, then steamed it for 10 minutes. Cool, then Add chopped celery, chopped sweet pickles, and Mayo.



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  18. bitesomthing

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    Just keep the Bones cold and bled out and they are great eating... When they sit around in a Burlap sack for hours they are better as fertilizer...
     
  19. ltran0614

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    I'm REALLY hungry all of a sudden!!! LOL!!!
     
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  20. Rabid Fish

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    LMAO what ocean have you been fishing??
     

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