But nearly everyone will agree that our bonito is a terrific day-saver.
You can smugly announce to your crew: That's not a bonito, THIS is a bonito!
It's true: There is a real bonito in Florida waters, one whose common name, Atlantic bonito, is recognized by the International Game Fish Association, National Marine Fisheries Service, Kells & Carpenter's Field Guide, and other authorities.
The Atlantic bonito, Sarda sarda, is relatively common in northern U.S.
French angler Cecile Klein was slow trolling a live bonito
off Rodrigues Island, Mauritius on March 5, 2013 when his toothy tuna nailed the bait and started peeling the line off her Shimano 50W.
I've had 400-pound blue marlin and 80-pound wahoo chase a bonito into the prop, and amberjacks the size of kayaks eat small bonito off the stern.
You'll also encounter fish like sailfish that regularly change directions so that when you try to lead a fish, a perfect cast can easily turn into a bonito bait.
In every area of the state there are wrecks known to hold baitfish, and those same wrecks will always hold their share of predators, from barracuda and amberjacks to schools of strafing bonito and opportunistic sailfish, dolphin and wahoo.
''The fishery industry should rather suggest to consumers new ideas for eating bonitos so that their consumption can be boosted,'' an agency official said.
Due to constant increases in bonito catches as well as declines in demand in other countries, the international price of bonito plunged to $350 per ton in July, compared with the average price of $900 last year, according to the agency.
Bonito catches have grown steadily as fish boats become larger, with the annual volume worldwide rising to 1.4 million tons in 1997 from 400,000 tons in 1970.
If you like the light tackle action of Spanish and bonito
, take them and either drag a dead Spanish behind the boat or strip outa bonito
belly and slow troll it on a jighead and hang on!