With a recent report of Bonito in the waters around Gardiners Island, left the dock at 1st light :30 this morning. Anticipation was high for the first Bonito of the season. The conditions were excellent for spying the green /blue flash. We started castin in a reliable rip just south of the Ruins, with only cutoffs from bluefish. We motored off the eastern shore of Gardiners with the binoculars trained on the water ahead for sighns of birds and Bonito. After an hour of searching and some blind casting we moved over to the Western shore. We found several schools of bluefish blitzing bait on the surface but no signs of our quarry. After catching a few bluefish, we revered our search direction, but the bones proved elusive. Caught a few more bluefish including one that snapped an old 10wt.
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