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What are the best bonito fishing charters?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 152 bonito trips, and the most popular trips are 5-Hour Trolling Trip guided by Chase, Multi-day Trips (Ironclad) guided by Nick, and South Padre Offshore Fishing guided by Henry.

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What types of bonito fishing charters are common?

Offshore fishing is the most popular for bonito as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most common fishing techniques are trolling, heavy tackle fishing, and bottom fishing but jigging and light tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do bonito fishing charters cost?

for bonito prices can range anywhere from $270 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day for bonito is $1,212. The average price for a full day for bonito is $1,690.

When is the best time to go bonito fishing?

The most popular season for bonito fishing is summer, and most anglers book their trips 35 days in advance.

Where can I get a fishing license for bonito and what are the bag limits for bonito?

See here for more information on bonito fishing licenses, bonito bag limits, and fishing season regulations for bonito. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right bonito rules and regulations.



What is a Bonito?

The bonito (Sardini) is actually a tribe of fish that contains eight different species across four different genera. These species include the Australian, Eastern Pacific, Pacific, striped, Atlantic, leaping, and plain bonito, as well as the dogtooth tuna. All bonito are members of the Scombridae family, which is shared with the mackerel, tuna, and spanish mackerel tribes.

Their tops range from green, to blue, to violet with silver and whitish bellies. All species have some form of stripes on their back, varying in color, direction, and amount, as well as some have spots. They also have torpedo-shaped bodies and are very muscular, with two dorsal fins and a deeply forked tail fin. This makes them fast swimmers and ferocious fighters when caught.

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