Does anyone know were the best place to get menhaden or bunker around here, i live in virginia beach, I'm sure Lighthouse and Oceans east have it anything closer out towards Dam neck or Sandbridge area. thanx for any help
doubt you're gonna find any bunker at a seafood market....
Lighthouse sometimes has it fresh, but most tackle shops around here don't hold fresh fatties. They can't seem to sell em before they spoil, so they end up freezing what they've got after a day or less.
Catch menhaden with a throw net inside Rudee. Most tackle shops sell "fresh" frozen menhaden. If you're going to do that call a place such as Amory's seafood distributors in Hampton and buy a flat (about 50lbs) of fresh frozen menhaden for $10-$15. There are couple of other seafood distrubutors that sell flats. Last year I bought three flats for $33 - 150lbs. It caught cobia and drum just fine.
Long Bay Pointe also sells fresh frozen flats at about the same price. I'm sure Lighthouse does too. Also, Lighthouse packages 5lb bags and salts/brines the fish before freezing. Seems to make a difference.
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