A relative of sorts of the tuna and mackerel, the bonito is a predatory fish that is also commonly known as the Sardini. Interestingly, the word ‘bonito’ is a commonly used adjective in Spanish which translates to “pretty” or “beautiful”. Even with its potentially Hispanic origins, the name of the bonito is believed to have been derived from the Italian word “buono”, which translates to “good” or “bonus”. The name could also be a tribute to the supposedly rich taste of the medium-sized fish.
Despite have a fairly unassuming name, the bonito has developed a reputation for striking hard and it will challenge even the mightiest of anglers. Even with that in mind, the fish will latch onto virtually any bait you decide to use.
The bonito is one of the many different types of fish you can find in the cerulean waters of South Florida. If you feel up to the challenge of taking on this tuna-like fish, just give us a call to book your trip.
This update is by Free Spool Sport Fishing, a custom built 43’ Sports Fisherman Free Spool at Haulover Marina offering an exciting deep sea fishing experience for anyone including families, friends or business associates. Spearheaded by Miami native Captain Dennis Forgione. We fish for many different species of fish and we specialize in kite fishing for sailfish and mahi, live bait fishing for kingfish and other game fish. For more information on sport fishing Miami or to book a trip, please call 305-582-5445.