Whistler Bonito

Ib1

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May 28, 2009
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Little late of a report, but went out monday to the whistler and back up towards Point Loma on the outside of the kelp looking for bonito or skippies for my 11 year old. Made a stop on puddling bait and soaked a couple of baits, engine was acting up so I shut it down while I dicked with it. Heard 'Oh jeez...' and looked over to see my little dude pinned to the rail on a nice bonito. Unfortunately had to head to the barn with the motor issue, before getting on them more, but there's some good action out there now if you want to have some fun. Made poke out of the bonito, and I have to say it was f-ing excellent! I guess the report is you don't have to run out to the Cortez to have some fun, there's some seriously good tasting tuna right outside the mouth of the bay...

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muletrain

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Sep 9, 2006
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mark
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Nothin* better than putting the kids on fish

Nothin worse than Boat issues

Thanks for sharing
 
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Willdoggy

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Whistler buoy Bonito = great!
Your son reeling it in = priceless.
Memories made. Great job Dad.
Sorry about the motor.
 
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AndyJ

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Nice bonito. Fix the boat and get back out there now that you're hooked on the poke.
 
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Ib1

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May 28, 2009
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Thanks guys, parts are ordered and back on the water shortly.

I'm telling ya, I was skeptical on the bonito, but it turned out fantastic! Try it you'll like it!
 

Secutor54

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Thanks guys, parts are ordered and back on the water shortly.

I'm telling ya, I was skeptical on the bonito, but it turned out fantastic! Try it you'll like it!
Awesome way to spend some time with the heathens! May I ask what the issue was with the motor?
 

Willdoggy

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Everything you said is spot on, But Bonito is good eating Tuna, That is questionable!
I know, I know! Believe me I used to be the guy shaking them off saying, “Cat food”. But one day I saw an article here on BD and bled them immediately, carefully iced them, fillet and cut out all the blood line at home and ate them that night. It did not hurt that one of my Korean neighbors owns a sushi restaurant and made sashimi and sushi that night and brought round samples. Now I have a smoker and trust me that stuff is gold! Probably the most underrated eating fish. Try it you’ll like it.
 

Ib1

Getting Saltier..
May 28, 2009
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Matt
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'Slayride' Invader 183 / Hobie Quest
Awesome way to spend some time with the heathens! May I ask what the issue was with the motor?
Timing belt gear on the top of the crank had worked itself loose and pushed up into the housing. Still dialing in a new to me honda BF90. Not a hard fix, got a used gear and housing on ebay for $50, and another $100 for new timing belt and odds and ends while I'm there..

How else is the kid supposed to see how Vessel Assist works? Quick tow in from in front of the carriers into Glorietta. As he said when we got back on the trailer and in the truck, "Well that was an adventure!"....
 

mrkrabs

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Timing belt gear on the top of the crank had worked itself loose and pushed up into the housing. Still dialing in a new to me honda BF90. Not a hard fix, got a used gear and housing on ebay for $50, and another $100 for new timing belt and odds and ends while I'm there..

How else is the kid supposed to see how Vessel Assist works? Quick tow in from in front of the carriers into Glorietta. As he said when we got back on the trailer and in the truck, "Well that was an adventure!"....
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TsTime

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Great to read the parts are ordered, go get em