Posts Tagged Pacific bonito

The Sauna Tour —A Trip to the SoCal Piers

A yellowtail caught at Crystal Pier in San Diego “While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.” Oops, whoa Nellie, stop, stop, stop the press, that’s the wrong vision! This vision was more pescatorial, one of big game fish being caught at the SoCal piers, fish such as yellowtail, shortfin corvina, bonefish and more exotic [...]

2015 PFIC/UPSAC Catalina Get Together

Garibaldi in the island waters; the colors present an almost surreal scene Derby Day — Saturday, July 18, 2015 “Well, first time that’s happened.” Only once in 14 years had the PFIC/UPSAC Catalina Get Together experienced rain and never during the day of the derby. That would change. What started as a beautiful day saw [...]

Pier Fish of Catalina Island

Catalina Island and its main city Avalon are wonderful places to visit and offer up an environment and atmosphere markedly different from that of the mainland that sits just a short, hour-long ferry ride away. So too the piers on Catalina, which offer up a plethora of different species of fish many of which are [...]

Stuck in Catalina With the Bonito Blues Again —

Written and dedicated to Hashem aka Mahigeer when he was seeking out his first bonito at Catalina in 2006. Although the rest of the UPSAC/PFIC contingent was pulling in the bonies that year, Hashem just couldn’t seem to hook one.   Oh, the Dompha, he draws circles Up and down the mole. I’d ask him what [...]

Pacific Bonito — a true fighting fish

Bonito — Venice Pier Species: Sarda chiliensis (Cuvier, 1832); from the Greek word sarda  (an ancient name for an European species of bonito) and chiliensis (in reference to Chile, South America, where the species was first recognized). Alternate Names: Most commonly called bonehead but also given the names bone, boner, bonefish, flasher, Laguna tuna, magneto, [...]