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Leaping Bonito - Cybiosarda elegans

Bonito are found throughout Australia from Cape Naturaliste, Western Australia around the north to Gabo Island in Victoria.

During winter large schools of Leaping Bonito push bait fish to inshore waters to feed. A oceanic epipelagic species, that feed mostly on anchovies and clupeids.

Leaping Bonito will readily tag metal slugs, jigs and minnow style lures, basically anything that resembles small bait fish. Leaping Bonito are best targeted during the winter months when they are close inshore.

Leaping Bonito can grow over 70 cm in length and around 5 kg in weight

Leaping Bonito can grow over 70 cm in length and around 5 kg in weight

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Towns & creeks to fish for Leaping Bonito

Mandurah

Regions to fish for Leaping Bonito

Peel

Species list

AmberjackAustralian BassAustralian SalmonBarracudaBarramundiBlue BastardBlue GroperBonefishBonitoAustralian BonitoLeaping BonitoBreamBlack BreamSea breamYellowfin BreamCarpCatfishCherabinChinaman FishCobiaCodBarramundi CodBlack Spotted RockcodFlowery CodGold spotted rockcodRankin CodCoral TroutDartDhufishDolphin FishDrummerDusk FlatheadEmperorsBlue Spotted EmperorGrass EmperorLong Nosed EmperorRed EmperorRed throat emperorSpangled EmperorEstuary PerchFlatheadBar-Tail FlatheadBlue-Spot FlatheadDusky FlatheadFlounderGiant HerringGolden Snapper / FingermarkGrunterHarlequinJavelJavelin FishJewfish - BlackJewfish / MullowayJobfishJungle PerchLeather JacketLong-TomsLuderickMackerelBroadbar MackerelSchool MackerelShark MackerelSpanish MackerelSpotted MackerelMangrove JackMarlin / SailfishBlue MarlinMary River CodMilk FishMoses PerchMud CrabsMudcrabsMurray River CodNannygaiNo FishingPaddletailPearl PerchQueenfishRed BassRedfin PerchSailfishSalmonBlue SalmonThreadfin SalmonSamson fishSaratogaSharkSilver PerchSnapperPink SnapperQueen SnapperRed SnapperSooty GrunterSquidSquireSweet LipTailorTarponTarwhineTrevallyDiamond TrevallyGiant TrevallyGolden TrevallyPermitSilver TrevallyTriggerfishTripletailTroutBrown TroutRainbow TroutTunaLongtail TunaSouthern Bluefin TunaYellowfin TunaTuskfishTuskfish - VenusTuskfisk - VenusWahooWhitingKing George WhitingSand WhitingTrumpeter WhitingYellowfin WhitingWrasseBaldchin GroperTuskfish - blackspotTuskfish - BlueYellofinfin WhitingYellow BellyYellowtail Kingfish