captainal...I've been out on quite a few charters down there in the past 5 years and from what I know the bunker first show up back around the Keyport area and then spread all around. I read a lot of reports about getting bunker in the Great Kills harbor last year. Late in May and early June the bunker start hanging on the ocean side around the Hook. Last year I tried a different charter because I wanted to try liveline bunker instead of clams and 2 hrs. after we left the marina we were back in the Municiple Marina trying to snag bunkers. The first mate couldn't even throw a cast net to save his life. I finally asked the captain to give up and use clams. It was my worst trip since going down there. Be carefull of that ramp at Leonardo. At low tide you could drop your boat trailer off the end.