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Tony Maja Custom Bunker Spoon LogoTony Maja Bunker Spoons

Tony Maja Bunker Spoons - 4 SizesTony Maja Bunker Spoons are proven fish catching bunker spoons. Every season they out produce other bunker spoons. Tony Maja Bunker Spoons can be trolled with wire, braid, mono and even on down riggers. These spoons are ready to use right out of the package. These custom bunker spoons are made of extra heavy gauge stainless steel which makes them work at a greater depth with less wire or line and with only one keel. The action of Tony's spoons have been designed to swim more subtle than other spoons and the 9/0 stainless dressed (bucktail hair) siwash hook gives a life-like swimming action to increases the hook up ratio.
   For best results try to troll the spoons 5 feet from the bottom or 5 feet under schools of bait. Speed is important! Tip of your rod will show how your spoon is working. There should be a steady pulsation on the tip of the rod. If not, you may have to increase or decrease your speed.
   *Note: Over long periods of use, the screws securing the keel may loosen due to vibration. Periodically check the screws to be sure they are tight. You may also use permanent lock-tight for additional strength. 12/7/13: Rumor has it that Tony Maja is planning to release an after market extra heavy keel for those anglers that like trolling deep water.


Tony Maja's



#1 - Peanut Bunker Spoons
89956400120 EZOR Peanut Bunker Spoon #1C - 6" 6oz Chartreuse 27.99

89956400121 EZOR Peanut Bunker Spoon #1CG - 6" 6oz Chartreuse/Green 27.99

89956400133 EZOR Peanut Bunker Spoon #1GR - 6" 6oz Green 27.99

89956400122 EZOR Peanut Bunker Spoon #1W - 6" 6oz White 27.99

#2 - Lollipop Bunker Spoons
89956400123 EZOR Lollipop Bunker Spoon #2C - 6.5" 8.5oz Chartreuse 31.99

89956400124 EZOR Lollipop Bunker Spoon #2CG - 6.5" 8.5oz Chartreuse/Green 31.99

89956400134 EZOR Lollipop Bunker Spoon #2GR - 6.5" 8.5oz Green 31.99

89956400125 EZOR Lollipop Bunker Spoon #2W - 6.5" 8.5oz White 31.99

#3 - Herring Bunker Spoons
89956400127 EZOR Herring Bunker Spoon #3C - 7.5" 9oz Chartreuse 31.99

89956400128 EZOR Herring Bunker Spoon #3CG - 7.5" 9oz Chartreuse/Green 31.99

89956400135 EZOR Herring Bunker Spoon #3GR - 7.5" 9oz Green 31.99

89956400129 EZOR Herring Bunker Spoon #3W - 7.5" 9oz White 31.99

#4 - Adult Bunker Spoons
89956400130 EZOR Adult Bunker Spoon #4C - 8" 15oz Chartreuse 34.99

89956400131 EZOR Adult Bunker Spoon #4CG - 8" 15oz Chartreuse/Green 34.99

89956400136 EZOR Adult Bunker Spoon #4GR - 8" 15oz Green 34.99

89956400132 EZOR Adult Bunker Spoon #4W - 8" 15oz White 34.99



Tony Maja Bunker Spoon - #2 Green


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As seen in the September 18, 2009 Fisherman Magazine's Tech It Out by Gary Caputi

Tony Maja's Custom Bunker Spoons


Tony Arcabascio has honed to perfection the technique of trolling bunker spoons; if you ask him about the old spoons, he can rattle off the history immediately. He probably knew the guys who made them all - heís fished every one over the years and knows each spoon designís strong and weak points. After selling his popular Great Kills, NY waterfront restaurant a few years ago, Tony set out to design the ultimate bunker spoon; a lure with just the action he had found to be most productive, which was easy to use, not too speed sensitive and one that could hold up to the day in and day out fishing that would bend many other spoons. Tony thought long and hard about the design, which actually turned out to be four designs to match the hatch during different times of the season. He carefully considered the problem many spoons have with fixed hooks, small hooks or overly large bodies, which often result in a poor hook-up ratio where anglers miss upwards of 50 percent of the fish that hit some spoons, losing another 25 percent of the ones that are hooked.

Last fall, Tony sent a few lucky anglers prototypes to try out. The first thing I noticed was the body was considerably thicker and heavier than any other spoon I had fished to date and Iíve been fishing spoons on wire for 25 years. They were somewhat smaller than many of my personal favorites, and the thing that really got my attention was the massive split rings and enormous hooks. Even the smallest of his four models, the #1 Peanut Bunker, was armed with a stainless steel 9/0 3X Siwash hook that looked strong enough to use as a tow hook, but was needle sharp. A hook that large with such a wide gap is just what the doctor ordered for hooking more of the stripers that take a swing, with the hook neatly dressed with real bucktail, something that Iíd been doing to swinging hooks for years.

This was a serious spoon, but how did it run? Getting my samples in the water I was initially concerned that they were not swimming correctly. They appeared to have a more subdued action than the typical erratic, side to side gyrations of other spoons. My 8-1/2-foot spoon rods werenít working hard enough, or so I thought, but a call to Tony reassured me that they were working as intended. He said the rod will be working more softly without the deep dipping movements by design. ďJust give them a workout and let the results speak for themselves.Ē Speak they did! First, the spoons got hit more than any of my favorites. In fact, I only had one of the #4 models and it was getting whacked with such regularity that when I lost it in a snag, I begged Tony for another one. The Maja spoon got more strikes, hands down, and the lazier action seemed to make it an easier target. Combined with the bigger hook and quality hardware, my hook up ratio soared and I rarely lost a fish. Losing that first spoon over bottom Iíve fished a thousand times got me thinking. I never snag bottom in that area with my other spoons, even the largest ones, and the reason was Tonyís spoons are heavier and run a little deeper than the others with the same amount of wire in the water. Rest assured, Tonyís production model spoons swim just as well as his handmade prototypes and the action Iíve found is consistent from one spoon to another. Stripers preferred the #3 Herring/ Bunker model early in the season when alewives or bluebacks were present and the #4 Adult Bunker model when big menhaden are around. In the fall the #1 Peanut and #2 Lollipop/Butterfish models mimic the smaller bunker that pour out of bays and rivers in September and October. Whatever the bait, Tony has got you covered. Tony Majaís Custom Bunker Spoons are in stores now and come in white, chartreuse, and chartreuse and green my favorite, but they all work). If you donít have 8- or 9- foot spoon rods, these spoons run extremely well on shorter trolling rods as long as they are relatively soft in the tip.


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