Members of the Tuna family, the Pacific Bonito is one of the most exciting fish to catch. They are incredible fighters and there’s nothing like the rush of hooking one of these feisty fish on light tackle. Bonito are a pelagic species that invade the coast and the islands when the waters warm up. For years, the bonito had a reputation as a poor quality fish with regards to table fare. Recently, however, many anglers have learned that when bonito are properly prepared, they can be quite tasty. The key is to bleed them immediately and get them on ice quickly. When fileting bonito, remove the bloodline from the filets and you have a tasty filet that cooks up wonderfully! Smoked bonito and bonito tuna salad are some of the local favorites.