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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.
 

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It seemed to me that the bait shops around Cape May really seemed to specialize and focus on getting fresh LY. I'm sure that has a lot to do with the success rate the locals are having up there.
Yes, definitely FRESH chum (LY) is a must. I was referring to what's available locally this time of year. Probably still available but might have to look a little harder to find it locally. I'm sure bait shops in the Cape May area are on top of it judging by what's going on up there.
 
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