I just think the difference is in terminology more than a difference in tactics. I tend to lump chumming/chunking together since they both involve dispersing bait to attract fish. Chumming has always been a popular method in the Bay although has kinda dropped off since livelining became popular. Alot of people are turned off by chumming because of the mess and cost of FRESH chum. Chumming/chunking would likely be productive now although you may not find alot of people doing that because of the availability of FRESH chum which is preferable to the frozen or dry stuff. Also; because of the influx of Bluefish we had this year, chumming/chunking tends to attract them as well but they are pretty much gone now. If that appeals to you I wouldn't hesitate to give it a try now as long as you can find the necessary components.