How to Punch Mats Like a Pro

Tue, October 29, 2019

Big weights, heavy rod, heavy line, and big bass are all things to factor in while punching. When bass are hiding in the thickest cover, you’re probably going to need to break out the punching gear and go in after them. Seth Feider shares his thoughts on punching through lily pads, matted grass, and floating vegetation. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that punching is a reaction bite, the element of surprise is what gets you bites. For this reason, having a weight that penetrates the cover without getting held up is key. Often times the bait is dropped right on the fish's nose, forcing them to bite. 

EcoPro Weight Pegs

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Clear
Black

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3mm5mm
WOO! Tungsten Flipping Weight - Never Chip Series

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1/16 OZ1/8 OZ3/16 OZ1/4 OZ5/16 OZ3/8 OZ1/2 OZ5/8 OZ3/4 OZ1 OZ1 1/2 OZ
$5.99 – 11.99Product Details
Daiwa Tatula Elite Series Casting Rods

LENGTH:

6'9"7'0"7'1"7'2"7'3"7'4"7'6"

POWER:

MLHMH

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MED. FASTFASTXTRA FAST
$179.99 – 289.99Product Details
Daiwa Tatula SV Casting Reel

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Right HandLeft Hand

GEAR RATIO:

6.3:17.3:18.1:1
Sufix 832 Braid

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Low-Vis Green
Camo
Coastal Camo
Neon Lime
Ghost

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6LB8LB10LB15LB20LB30LB40LB50LB65LB

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150 Yards300 Yards1200 Yards
$15.99 – 109.99Product Details
Lure Lock Small Box

SIZE:

SMALL

COMPARTMENTS:

32

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