Other common names: bonito, LT, Hard Head, False albacore, mackerel tuna.
Size: Average up to 32 in, 20 lbs.
IGFA All Tackle: 35 lb 2 oz.
Distribution: Worldwide in tropical to temperate waters, Offshore.
General: A common pelagic schooling species and a hard-fighting sport fish. Frequently used as a baitfish for shark and marlin. The flesh is darker and stronger in flavor than that of the larger tunas. Commercially important, especially for canning.
Techniques: medium tackle, trolling.