Bonito Buzz © Benjamin G. McCormick Photography

Bonito are my favorite fish. I grew up catching them on an ultralight rod with 4-6 lb test, a size 12 treble hook, and a fresh sand eel for bait. When you make a successful cast into an all out surface blitz, a second seems like an eternity. I still vividly remember individual fish I caught 20 years ago. They stay with you like that.

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