Bonito lures...

moonshine

Active Member
#21
So most of the metal spoons I've used for bonito have been in the mackerel pattern. I'm not sure if it really matters. The bonito is moving through the water at a pretty heady clip and probably only sees a momentary flash he reacts to.
 
#22
Hi, my favorite rig is high and low hooks 1 foot apart, with 2.5 minnow Lunkercity fin s fish, and 20g Jigpara slow sardine pattern on the bottom, true story was jigging on top and got a legal Halibut one time, weird!!! Lately the bonito will just want to eat real bait, so a 3" jacksmelt freeline is the best bait.
 

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evanluck

Well-Known Member
#23
Hi, my favorite rig is high and low hooks 1 foot apart, with 2.5 minnow Lunkercity fin s fish, and 20g Jigpara slow sardine pattern on the bottom, true story was jigging on top and got a legal Halibut one time, weird!!! Lately the bonito will just want to eat real bait, so a 3" jacksmelt freeline is the best bait.
Cool rig! Never tried fly lining a smelt for bonito. I'll try it next time! Thanks for the tips!