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The way the tide runs out near crossledge do you think its possible to lay out a couple of these big bunker spoons anchored up? Will they flutter like they're supposed to? Do you think a striper would hit a stationary spoon if its working correctly? Just a thought. I've been anchored up out there sometimes leaving a heck of a wake and not moving 1 inch.

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It might get hit, but you would probably have hook set issues. When a bunker spoon gets hits, alot of the hook set comes from a combination of the forward motion of the boat and the attack of the striper. I dont think a striper would necessarily hit a stationary spoon agressively enough, not to mention it would not necessarily imitate a bunker very well. I have never seen a stationary live bunker.
 

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TRYING DON'T COST ANYTHING PUT IT WAY OUT SO IT DON'T AFFECT ANYTHING AND PUT THE ROD AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE.TUNA FISHING OVER THE YEARS I HAVE TRIED SOME GOOFY STUFF WHEN ITS SLOW AND BADFINGER WOULD LAUGH BUT SOMETIMES I LAUGHED AS IT WORKED.
 

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try it, you never know. we were playing around when anchored with a popper, got a hit on the bait rod, put the popper in the rod holder and it got hit, small bass. did it again and got a real nice blue. we were fishing a rip in the back bay, lure was positioned just before the first wave. this is how new methods are invented.
 

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Striper jumped up and bit a lure I had hanging off the side of my boat in the river in the spring. You never know what they're thinking.
 

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I'm not sure about how bunker spoons might work, but I've had good results "trolling" stretch 25's on 30# power pro with engines off.

I rig the stretch on a 3 foot 60# test leader, then connect to a drail, then to my snap swivel at the end of the working line. Drop the sinker and lure to the bottom, allow the boat to drift away about 50 feet, then lock up the reel.

In a stiff breeze and/or current, the boat will drift along at the perfect speed to get the strech's wigglin and just swimming right along the bottom at that SLOW speed that stripers love.

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Like cc19 said give it a try, what do you have to lose. I'd pull it in a little every now and then and let it flutter back. Watch when you let it flutter back my experience has shown when it does something different it usually produces a strike.
 

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If you have an assortment of trolling lures, try the one that swims best at the speed of the current. To check this just hook one to the line and let out about 10' of line and put the rod tip down to the water. With 10' of line out you can see how the lure is swimming and how far down in sinks. While you are anchored just keep changing how far back you set it.
I don't know about bunker spoons but swimming plugs and paddle tail plastics can work this way.
 
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