Bonito

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Bonito

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On Boca inlet on a Gotcha.
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and yes, I know it's a Little Tuny.
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they look like runners :roll: . Jk thats a monster :roll: :roll: :roll:
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snapperkiller wrote:they look like runners :roll: . Jk thats a monster :roll: :roll: :roll:

That thing fought so nice on 8lb test!
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Nice bait !!

In the summer bring that gotcha and 8# to DFP.....It is REALLY fun getting a 15# er on 8....
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Cookinman wrote:Nice bait !!

In the summer bring that gotcha and 8# to DFP.....It is REALLY fun getting a 15# er on 8....

I know. I've done it on 10lb.
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From a boat:

12 lb Tippet - on a fly that I tied

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The first one on an 8wt. fly rod the second on a 10wt. And yes it's a shocker I HAD short hair at one time :lol:
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Re: Bonito

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fun on fly 4 sure..


even if your a boat-cheater :thumbdown:

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Re: Bonito

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LINESIDER wrote:even if your a boat-cheater :thumbdown:

Well it would be pretty hard to fly fish on the pier for them with all the tourists and Blue Runner fisherman around
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bluerunner fisherman ha
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Chank,
What's so funny? Clearly you've never fished down this way when the runners come through thick. Its funny to watch huge coolers wheeled off FULL of Blue Runners and only Blue Runners, only to have the same person return with an empty cooler to fill it again.

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lol Chanks just a we pup. He doens't know any better.
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LOL I think Zebco put it best when he called them :
"The Blue Runner Brigade from the Far East"

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lol I can see it now.
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Re: Bonito

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people do the same thing at my piers but with everything
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Flyfishing is also prohibited at a lot of piers...what a shame.
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Re: Bonito

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kngfshman wrote:On Boca inlet on a Gotcha.
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and yes, I know it's a Little Tuny.



Are those bullet sized albies common from shore/jetties? (sorry, I'm from the north where we call that species 'albie' and we have another species of small tuna we call 'bonito :eye: )

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Albacized wrote:
kngfshman wrote:On Boca inlet on a Gotcha.
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and yes, I know it's a Little Tuny.



Are those bullet sized albies common from shore/jetties? (sorry, I'm from the north where we call that species 'albie' and we have another species of small tuna we call 'bonito :eye: )

I would'nt call them common. i've seen a good number off piers.
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Re: Bonito

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Mad old pics (I think I was like 10), but I have never posted these. All fish were on fly. Some on 8wt, some on 10.
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Double header with jason (kngfshman)
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Double header with my dad
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All fish were caught with Scott Hamilton :toast:
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Re: Bonito

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Definitely great on the fly - here's a sampling of one I got off the rocks up here in MA...they tend not to run as large up this way:
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Re: Bonito

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That is sick to fly fish them off the rocks. :dude: Are you sight fishing or blindcasting?
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Re: Bonito

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snapperkiller wrote:That is sick to fly fish them off the rocks. :dude: Are you sight fishing or blindcasting?



Sort of a combination of the two. You know when they're running the jetties as they crash bait in a line right up the jetty. When you see them start doing that, just make sure your fly is in the water at all times and you will cross paths with them. Also, when you seem them in general, even if they're not immediately in front of you, most of the time there will be more that you don't see - many times right in front of you.

So I guess the 'final answer' is that I do see them but more often than not, I'm not actually casting to a specific school (unless they happen to bust right in front of me).

The season for this is coming up in about a month - they're arrive either the end of Aug or the beginning of Sept and stay until mid to late Oct...basically when the water is at its absolute peak. That's why I was glad to score one of Juno Pier last week (on a spinning rod) while on vacation down there, because it'll make the wait for this area a little more 'tolerable' :wink:

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Re: Bonito

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About what time in the summer or fall do the bonies get thick off Juno Pier? I know they are catching a few now.

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clubhunter wrote:About what time in the summer or fall do the bonies get thick off Juno Pier? I know they are catching a few now.

now :thumright:
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Re: Bonito

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was that today at juno?!
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Re: Bonito

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Caught on the worlds longest pier on cut bait. Shimano sahara 2500FD 10lb braid 30lb fluorocarbon leader on a shimano 7'6 clarus medium lite with a broken tip lol
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Re: Bonito

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Nice bonito off the Skyway. Was that recent ?
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