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Can someone tell me what fish to use for bunker? I have very little notion and experience in this area. Any respond would be greatly appreciated.

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Use a harpoon. Ha!
I thought bunker are filter feeders. Meaning they are non predatory and only eat plankton. I've never heard of catching a bunker that actually tried to eat a lure?????
 

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You catch bunker by either snagging them with a weighted big treble hook or using a casting net. They don't hit hooks (if you get one on a hook chances are it's a herring or shad, not a bunker).

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No, I didn't mean caught as in they ate the bait. That's why I said bycatch. They weren't big bunker, fairly tiny. But bigger than peanut bunker. And the only times I've caught them was when using a 3/4 and 1oz kastmaster. They all had bigger treble hooks on them then what were originally on them and they were usually all hooked on the sides, gills, and one was hooked by the tail... Sorry for the confusion... I've only caught them when the water was wild and full of fish. Even when I've seen other snagged, I've never been able to do it. But when I don't want them, they snag.



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The very best way to catch Bunker is with a cast net.
By comparison, snagging is barbaric!
But yes, I also have caught Bunker on a Kastmaster ...
twice, to be precise! Twice in over 40 years!
Both times it was with a single hook and a flourescent red tube.
Enrico Puglisi has also caught bunker, on the FLY no less!
Ya never know!

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Bears catch them by waiting at the side and dipping there heads into the water and biting them as they go by, although I have never tried this method I did see it once on grizzly adams.
 
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