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Old 03-05-2009, 07:29 PM
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Default back bay drift?

is it more effective to drift with bunker chunks or heads. or to ancor up?
what is an effective chum for bay stripers? and can i chum while drifting or should i be ancored up? tks.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:49 PM
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if you want all the shit fish in the ocean to come to the boat then by all means chum. if you drift aimlessly it is one thing but you wanna drift over the rips (if there are any in your area you can manage to locate). if you anchor up it is not that you can't drift heads but depending on the wind and current of where you are. chum the water by hand and with a bag if you are drifting heads and use a chum bag if you are anchored. ithere is a chum thread in the search option to get ideas for that. there is also a slew of posts in threads about this topic. click search and type in what you wanna know. (alot of threads to go through but you will learn alot from what you read) most productive? in early spring the water is cold and the fish are deep and lazy. as the season gets on the bite gets better (if you get past the bluefish) and drifting gets better. there are preferences by better boat guys and better fishermen so read the searched threads for a better understanding. forget the expensive chum logs and such. all you need is bunker and a bucket with holes and a brick on the bottom to get it down. some use the paper bag method which is imo a great alternative to the expensive bait buckets they sell.



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Old 03-05-2009, 10:45 PM
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There's a short window between when the bass start feeding heavily on the bunker and when the bluefish show up that's magic for chunking (NOT chumming) bass

Even after the blues show if you chunk at the right speed and with the right sized chunks you can keep the blues from noticing you for a good long time.

The trick is to anchor on a spot that has bass holding structure and a decent amount of current. Just chumming on a dead piece of bottom with no current is pretty much a wast of time - unless, like Zim (who knows all about this particular subject) said, you like catching trash fish.
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