Fishing for Bonito

Found in the Atlantic and Pacific, Bonito are a tribe of medium-sized, ray-finned predatory fish in the family Scombridae – a family it shares with the mackerel, tuna, and Spanish mackerel tribes, and also the butterfly kingfish.  They can approach 30 inches and weigh about 13 pounds.  Bonito tend to school and are terrific fighters.  

How Frontiers Can Help Your Dream Bonito Become a Reality 

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  • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive directly from a lodge. We have 50 years of sporting travel experience!
  • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
  • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
  • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
  • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.

Where you can catch bonito:

Several blue water lodges around the world have schools of bonito, also referred to as "skipjack tuna."  They tend to school in medium depths of water.

Fishing Tackle for bonito:

They are strong fish. We suggest 9 to 10-weight fly rods and stand up spinning and trolling conventional outfits. 

Fishing flies for bonito:

Anchovy/common bait fish fly patterns work really well.

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