Tail End When the bunker schools are thick in the spring, it can be tricky to get striped bass and bluefish to pick your bait out from the rest of the pack. To make my live bunker stand out, I use scissors to cut off the lower lobe of the tail. This makes the bunker swim down below the rest of the school where predators usually hang out. It also makes the bunker emit different vibrations that draw attention from gamefish attacking the schools.
"" Tom Rauth, Lakewood, New Jersey