RECENT CATCH INFO: Fish landed @ Wanchese, NC
Catch Method: drop net
A revered game fish, Bonito is known to be a fierce fighter when hooked. They school off the coast with other pelagic fish like tuna and albacore. Bonito are insatiable eaters, consuming a diet of small fish all day long. Their diet primarily consists of mackerel, anchovies, menhaden, and other small fish.
Bonito meat is rich and flavorful, firm and red. It is often compared to a mix between Spanish Mackerel and Tuna. The meat is delicious served sashimi style, seared, grilled, or baked.