Casting To Albies On Peanut Bunker

How To Peanut Bunker Albies

Massive schools of peanut bunker in the summer/early fall can be some of the most exciting fishing there is with massive explosions and epic top-water feeds.

That said, there are times when there is such an abundance of peanut bunker that albies seem to be bucket feeding through the schools and you can find yourself having difficulty getting their attention with a single lure.

Technique:

A key strategy here is to “work the parameter” of the schools. Target your casts along the outsides of the bait balls/feed. You want to simulate a peanut bunker that has been separated from the school in hopes that you will cross paths with albies that have been separated from the feeds too.

Often times these are the larger fish too that are less aggressive. Focus on catching fish you don’t see rather than the albies you can see that are myopically focused on the large schools of peanut bunker.

Break Down:

  1. Gear up for long-range casts with the idea being that the longer the lure is in the water, the more isolated fish your lure could meet along the way.

  2. Use longer leaders than usual. As your lure will be on its own, albies will have better optics. The albies have plenty of food on the table, and they can afford to be picky. Also, think about downsizing your leader. I usually use 15lb for albies but will downsize to 10lb if I have to in order to seal the deal.

  3. Slow your slider down, let it pause and sink. Sliders have a horizontal sinking presentation which nicely simulates an injured baitfish making its way.

  4. Speed your smaller lures up. Simulate a peanut bunker that has been chased out of the bait ball and incite the competitive nature that is ingrained in stripers and albies.

Recommended colors: Peanut bunker

Our Recommendations

1oz (2.75inch) Peanut Jig

23 reviews
Sale price $10.95
BH PEANUT BUNKER
BH PEANUT BUNKER
BH PILCHARD
BH ECHIX
KIT

2oz (3.5inch) Peanut Jig

25 reviews
Regular price $11.95
BH PEANUT BUNKER
BH PEANUT BUNKER
BH PILCHARD
BH ECHIX

Protail: 4.25" 1.25oz Paddle

156 reviews
Regular price $6.95
PT BLACK GOLD
PT BLACK GOLD
PT BLUE BUTTER
PT BONE
PT BLACK SILVER
PT GHOST
PT BLACK
PT OLIVE
PT SILVER
KIT

Charter Grade Slider: 1.5oz - 5inch

29 reviews
Sale price $16.95
T-WHITE
T-WHITE
CG AMBER
CG ALBIE CRACK
CG OLIVE SILVER
CG PEANUT BUNKER
KIT

Charter Grade Popper: 1 5/8oz - 5.5inch

23 reviews
Sale price $16.95
T-WHITE
T-WHITE
T-PINK
CG AMBER
CG ALBIE CRACK
CG OLIVE SILVER
CLEAR
KIT

7/8oz (3.5inch) Epoxy Jig

247 reviews
Sale price $10.95
Epoxy Olive
Epoxy Olive
Epoxy Silver
Epoxy Silver Mack
Epoxy Green
Epoxy Rainbait
Epoxy Anchovy
Epoxy Echix
Epoxy Albie Crack
Epoxy Glow
Epoxy Pink
Epoxy Shrimp
Epoxy Silverside
Epoxy Peanut Bunker
Epoxy Squid
KIT-ONE
KIT-TWO
KIT-THREE

1.25oz (4inch) Epoxy Jig

246 reviews
Sale price $11.95
Epoxy Silver
Epoxy Silver
Epoxy Silver Mack
Epoxy Green
Epoxy Rainbait
Epoxy Olive
Epoxy Anchovy
Epoxy Echix
Epoxy Albie Crack
Epoxy Glow
Epoxy Pink
Epoxy Shrimp
Epoxy Silverside
Epoxy Peanut Bunker
Epoxy Squid
KIT-ONE
KIT-TWO
KIT-THREE

2oz (4.5inch) Epoxy Jig

233 reviews
Regular price $15.95
Epoxy Peanut Bunker
Epoxy Peanut Bunker
Epoxy Silver
Epoxy Silver Mack
Epoxy Green
Epoxy Olive
Epoxy Anchovy
Epoxy Echix
Epoxy Glow
Epoxy Pink
Epoxy Shrimp
Epoxy Silverside
Epoxy Blue Herring
Epoxy Squid

Charter Grade Popper: 3.5oz - 7inch

22 reviews
Regular price $21.95
T-WHITE
T-WHITE
CG OLIVE SILVER
T-PINK
CG ALBIE CRACK
CG BLUE SILVER
CG CLEAR

7/8oz (3.5inch) Epoxy Jig (In-Line Hook)

Regular price $10.95
Epoxy Olive
Epoxy Olive
Epoxy Albie Crack
Epoxy Pink
Epoxy Shrimp
Epoxy Silverside

1.25oz (4inch) Epoxy Jig (In-Line Hook)

Regular price $11.95
Epoxy Silverside
Epoxy Silverside
Epoxy Olive
Epoxy Albie Crack
Epoxy Pink
Epoxy Shrimp

2oz (4.5inch) Epoxy Jig (In-Line Hook)

Regular price $15.95
Epoxy Olive
Epoxy Olive
Epoxy Pink
Epoxy Silverside

7/8oz Epoxy Jig: Classic Unrigged 5 Pack

Regular price $34.95

1 1/4oz Epoxy Jig: Classic Unrigged 5 Pack

254 reviews
Regular price $42.95