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fishing report photo of Bonito photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 08/30/2019 13:25 PM

Location: Point Pleasant Beach NJ

Category: Bonito

Fishing Report:
This is the biggest bonito ( #6) that my son caught yesterday aboard his friend’s Stephen’s boat. They caught @9 false albacore, countless bluefish, 12+ bonito, 1 keeper blackfish, 2 spanish mackerel, 4 triggerfish and 4 sea bass.

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fishing report photo of Bonito photo taken on 8/20/2019 10:03:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 08/20/2019 10:03 AM

Story Date: 08/20/2019 16:48 PM

Location: Manasquan Inlet NJ

Category: Bonito

Fishing Report:
After receiving a hot tip from a good friend of mine about a hot bonito bite in the inlet yesterday, I rearranged my morning schedule and arranged to meet him this morning. Things were not looking promising upon my arrival as the water was dirty with the last of the out going tide. I decided to fish for fluke until my friend arrived and proceeded to catch 3 short fluke in a 10-15 minute span. Upon his arrival, he informed me that the water will definitely clear up with the incoming tide—he was right. We started seeing birds working over a tide line and pods of bait with the occasional fish breaking among them. We waited for the fish to come to us but after 30 minutes they really didn’t move closer, so we moved closer to them. Was not the fast and furious bite he experienced yesterday (having almost constant action for 2 hours)-but we do catch a few.I ended up going 3 for 5 while also have a few followers and he went 2 for 4 with some followers. These were my firs “beach bonito”-as I’ve only caught them in the open ocean in the past. Only a few others were fishing for them without success 9although we were told someone had a few at the top of the inlet jetty). We caught all of ours on a 4” Tsunami Split Tail. As an aside, I saw a good amount of fluke being caught

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fishing report photo of Bonito photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 08/20/2019 16:46 PM

Location: Manasquan Inlet NJ

Category: Bonito

Fishing Report:
After receiving a hot tip from a good friend of mine about a hot bonito bite in the inlet yesterday, I rearranged my morning schedule and arranged to meet him this morning. Things were not looking promising upon my arrival as the water was dirty with the last of the out going tide. I decided to fish for fluke until my friend arrived and proceeded to catch 3 short fluke in a 10-15 minute span. Upon his arrival, he informed me that the water will definitely clear up with the incoming tide—he was right. We started seeing birds working over a tide line and pods of bait with the occasional fish breaking among them. We waited for the fish to come to us but after 30 minutes they really didn’t move closer, so we moved closer to them. Was not the fast and furious bite he experienced yesterday (having almost constant action for 2 hours)-but we do catch a few.I ended up going 3 for 5 while also have a few followers and he went 2 for 4 with some followers. These were my firs “beach bonito”-as I’ve only caught them in the open ocean in the past. Only a few others were fishing for them without success 9although we were told someone had a few at the top of the inlet jetty). We caught all of ours on a 4” Tsunami Split Tail. As an aside, I saw a good amount of fluke being caught.

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fishing report photo of Bonito photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 07/21/2019 16:43 PM

Location: Point Pleasant Beach NJ

Category: Bonito

Fishing Report:
My son and I jumped on a party boat out of Pt. Pleasant-steamed about 20 miles offshore. Took 5-10 minutes for the fish to find us, then it was game on. We each caught @50 bonito. This is a cooler shot after the first drift

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fishing report photo of Bonito photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 09/11/2017 19:25 PM

Location: Point Pleasant Beach NJ

Category: Bonito

Fishing Report:
Great light action tackle today. Caught these 3 bonito (missed at least another 6 bites). Also caught 2 false albacore and a bunch of chub mackerel. Most were caught on a 4" pink Tsunami split tail soft plastic bai

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fishing report photo of Bonito photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 08/23/2017 11:48 AM

Location: Point Pleasant Beach NJ

Category: Bonito

Fishing Report:
Nice catch of Atlantic bonito (& some Spanish mackerel) caught on a day trolling trip to Barnegat Ridge. Everything caught on either a small Clark Spoon or small tuna feather.

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fishing report photo of Bonito photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 08/23/2016 10:11 AM

Location: Point Pleasant Beach NJ

Category: Bonito

Fishing Report:
Bonito beat down with some Spanish mackerel thrown in.

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fishing report photo of Bonito photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 03/29/2016 6:43 AM

Location: Barnegat Light NJ

Category: Bonito

Fishing Report:
One of about 3 dozen Atlantic bonito to be trolled up on Clark spoons and feathers that day.

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fishing report photo of Bonito photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Fishin Dude

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 04/06/2015 9:19 AM

Location: Manasquan NJ

Category: Bonito

Fishing Report:
Bonito trolled up on a black & red skirt with a ballyhoo. The mate made sashimi out of it right on the boat, delicious.

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fishing report photo of Bonito photo taken on 9/14/2008 11:43:00 AM contributed by Fishin Dude

Catch Date: 09/14/2008 11:43 AM

Story Date: 03/28/2015 8:37 AM

Location: Manasquan Inlet NJ

Category: Bonito

Fishing Report:
Bonito Sashimi that evening.

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