THERE ARE ONLY TWO PLACES WHERE BUNKER ARE EATEN.ONE IS RUSSIA AND THE OTHER WAS IN THE FIRST NO BONES STRIPER TOURNEY ON THE CHUMSTAIN.STAIN AND TWO OTHER BARNERS WHOSE FACES I KNOW BUT THE NAMES ARE NOT THERE THEY FISH A LOT OF STRIPERS ON THE RIVER I THINK AROUND PENNSGROVE.THEY SAID IT WASN'T BAD I WAS NAPING OR I WOULD HAVE TRIED IT.
WHAT'S WORSE WHEN MULLLANEY BITES THE HEAD OFF A LIVE EEL ON THE STAIN FOR LUNCH AND CHEWS IT UP.
Don't pay any attention to these clowns. Bunker are an often overlooked fish when it comes to the table. Here is one recipe to try.
One cup chopped onion. One finely minced clove of garlic. Three stalks chopped celery. One cup minced potatoes. Two 6.5 ounce cans of chopped clams with liguid. One cup mile and half cup of half and half. One large bunker. Butter, salt & pepper.
Saute onions, celery and garlic in butter until tender. Pour in clam juice and minced potatoes then cover and simmer until potatoes are tender.
Salt and pepper to taste. Add chopped clams, milk and half and half. simmer uncoverd for about half an hour.
If they're smaller (or small enough), how are you catching them? Hook size and bait? It would be nice to cleanly hook one (instead of foul hooking them) - keep it healthy and throw it back out for the big guys ...