Bonito is an ambiguous name that refers to an array of mid-sized fish of the Mackerel family including both the Pacific and Atlantic bonito species. Bonito is a staple of Japanese cuisine but often refers to the Skipjack Tuna species.
The Atlantic Bonito is an important commercial and game fish found in the shallow waters of the Atlantic Ocean surrounding the coast of Marthas Vineyard. Bonitos are discerned from Tuna by certain differences in color, compressed bodies, and absence of teeth on the roof of their mouth.
The Atlantic Bonito shares a habitat with the Striped Bonito. Both are a extremely strong species of fish offering a thrilling catch to both the average angler and experienced fisherman. If you’re goal is to land a Bonito then look no further than Menemsha charter fishing captain Scott McDowell of North Shore Charters.