August 30 – What is it?

August 30 – What is it?

This past weekend Anthony Ostrander, local fishserman and Plum Island Resident, caught this mackerel out by the Isles of Shoals. They came into the store tonight and we dug through some of the fish books we have but couldn’t determine what kind of mackerel it was. So, can any of you?


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  • Aaron
    Posted at 18:52h, 30 August

    Over on the FLA boards they are saying its a baby bonito. I guess a lot of guys have been getting them out of schools of macs. Some bigger ones too.

  • Chris Pinzone
    Posted at 19:50h, 30 August

    It almost looks like a juvenile King mackerel

  • Rich MacNeil
    Posted at 04:41h, 31 August

    Yup…..Baby bonito or bone for short. Adults mostly south of Cape Cod with the Vinyard, Nantucket and Road Island providing excellent fishing in the Northern part of their range from August to early October. Makes excellent sashimi but pretty rare on the North Shore. That’s a trophy in my book!

  • john dionne
    Posted at 21:19h, 31 August

    Fishing since I’ve been 3, grew up fishing the cape..

    That there would be a juvie bonito….
    Suprised ti see that thi far north of cape.
    Usually on south side.
    They will run up the canal to the east end abd turn when they feel that cold cape cod bay water…

    A BLAST to catch with the right gear and good eatin too.
    Its about right time when they start showing up at the cape… gone by first week of october.

  • chris alf
    Posted at 10:44h, 03 September

    I think it is a lost Frigate mackeral

  • Rich Binell
    Posted at 22:06h, 03 September

    Sure is a gorgeous fish.

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