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Old 06-11-2014, 03:58 PM
DeepCastMike DeepCastMike is offline
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Default Bait- Fish finder rig?

Hey all when using bunker chunks for surf fishing how small do you cut the bait up> and on what circle hook? Ill be using a fish finder rig with a 4oz weight
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:52 PM
relentless pursuit relentless pursuit is offline
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Default Re: Bait- Fish finder rig?

would not recommend a circle hook for surf fishing,much better suited for straight up and down boat fishing.i would use an 8/0 octopus gamagatsu hook,most fish are hooked in the mouth/lip area,occasionally one
does get hooked inside usually not to deep where the hook cant be easily removed without harming the fish, if its questionable i may keep the fish.the bunker should be cut into chunks about an inch wide using all pieces including the head leaving it whole.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:32 AM
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Default Re: Bait- Fish finder rig?

So the 8/0 octopus gamagatsu would be ideal for surf fishing?
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:49 AM
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Default Re: Bait- Fish finder rig?

Just IMO, 8/0 is a little big if you want to catch anything else in the water other than the cows.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:54 AM
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Default Re: Bait- Fish finder rig?

i use any were from a 6 to a 8 hook.. are you fishing braid or mono
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:46 PM
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Default Re: Bait- Fish finder rig?

I have to use circle hooks. It's required , by law. Definitely something to get used to at first.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:35 AM
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Default Re: Bait- Fish finder rig?

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Hey all when using bunker chunks for surf fishing how small do you cut the bait up> and on what circle hook? Ill be using a fish finder rig with a 4oz weight
I usually use 6-8 Octopus or Gama hooks. With bunker I usually cut it in big chunks, discarding the tail and the belly, I pretty much follow the image below.

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Old 04-03-2015, 10:26 AM
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Default Re: Bait- Fish finder rig?

awesome diagram bates! i usually just cut straight down and it makes a mess and never holds well! Much appreciated!
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:04 PM
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Default Re: Bait- Fish finder rig?

If anyone is still following this thread what do you think about hooking
the bunker head from the back. It seems to me that if a striper takes the
head from the front that it could make more sense not to hook the bunker
head through the lips. That would also seem to put the hook in a better
position once the striper has it in its mouth. Any thoughts.
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