Fish Bonker

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by samba123, Dec 24, 2019.

  1. trophywife

    trophywife Crew Member

    ya kids t ball bat is my friend. ping ping ping
  2. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    I have a length of lead filled copper pipe (too narrow-leaves a dent), the handle end of an old ash baseball bat (too light), and a kid's aluminum bat (too long).
    They all work.
    But then I saw the end of this movie the other day.....? Spoiler alert.
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  3. papalorge

    papalorge Member

    My dad gave me one of these a few years ago, I thought I had the only one lol. Never used it but feels like it would put a moose to sleep.
  4. wolf

    wolf Well-Known Member

    NOPE I made those on my own Kelly still have the original one from 2001 LOL
  5. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

    This is what I do with a hickory sledge hammer handle. For a grip I do 100 half hitches over the handle
  6. Trophy21

    Trophy21 Crew Member

    Are you guys bonking fish or sea lions?
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  7. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Well-Known Member

    Haha yeah my 16” +/- long piece of hickory lacrosse stick works fine or I’ll use the dumb side of the gaff. I don’t really see a need for the lead fill
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2020
  8. halimark

    halimark Well-Known Member

    When I say lead filled I mean maybe 3-4 oz of lead. No it is not a whale/seal club??? Weight just gives the end the little extra bonking/striking power. Think I used a 3/4 spade bit and drilled in maybe 2". Sorry if guys minds thought lbs of lead.

  9. cracked_ribs

    cracked_ribs Well-Known Member

    What's this "too much lead" nonsense? Use more lead, not less. Just take a 20lb cannonball and raise it over your head with two hands, give a max volume Schwarzenegger AAAAUUUUAAAAAUUUUAAAAUUUUGGHHH and crush the thing like Conan the Barbarian
  10. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

    a tip for getting the lead to stay put, after boring your 3/4" hole, put a stainless screw in half way. the molten lead will flow around the screw head while the threads are secure in the wood. as the molten lead burns the wood when you pour it in, it will loosen up and come flying out when you whack something without the screw.
    I found this extra weight helped subdue halibut without repeated skull bashings fullsizeoutput_11fc.jpeg fullsizeoutput_11fd.jpeg
  11. Trophy21

    Trophy21 Crew Member

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  12. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

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