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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Atlantic Bonito Are Here at Topsail Island, NC

The Atlantic Bonito have made their arrival at Topsail Island for the spring migration. Anyone that enjoys fishing should plan a quick vacation to our beautiful island to take part in this amazing fishery.  It is some of best fishing Topsail has to offer.

Tanner Gray joined me Monday evening for an exploratory trip out of New River inlet to fish for these tasty morsels. Just about 3 miles out of the inlet in the Diver's Rock area we found them ready to bite. The Bonito and Bluefish were biting trolled Yozuri's in the Orange/Silver flash color and the Clown Color. While jigging bait balls and good ledges we caught Bonito and Black Sea Bass on Diamond Jigs and the color didn't seem to matter.  Light tackle spinning rods are all that is required.

Atlantic Bonito are part of the tuna family are great fighters with drag screaming runs. They are also excellent to eat, the white meat tuna, and can be prepared any way you would eat yellowfin tuna; blackened, as sushi or sashimi, in a ceviche, grilled, pan seared; it's all good.  Must eat fresh, for some reason they don't freeze well.

Get out there and catch your own. Go Get Some. We can point you in the right direction for an Atlantic Bonito charter boat.  Our YouTube video report is below.

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