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Punching Technique for Bass

Punching has quickly become one of the hottest techniques nationwide for catching large bass. During the hot summer months, the largest bass often move deep into the cover where anglers struggle to reach. The development of new products like "punch skirts", large tungsten weights, miller punching weights, super strong braided line and stronger hooks has made getting to these deep cover fish a reality. There is something about hooking a fish through a foot of vegetation and then fighting them out and getting them in the boat that is pretty darn exciting.

Punching Gear

The most popular punch rig consists of the following pieces. These are listed in the order you add them to your line:

  1. Minimum 65lb Braided Line
  2. Bobber stopper and/or weight stopper
  3. Large flipping weight generally 1oz or more
  4. Punch Skirt
  5. Flippin' hook
  6. Plastic bait generally a craw/creature bait
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