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Punched A Few Bass For The First Time!

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went to a local lake chalk full of watershield and was delighted to see it was still alive. got to try out my punching setup. mustad straight shank flkpping hook with super bug colored d bombs on 30 pound braid and a medium heavy rod.

third flip if the day and bam hauled out a two pounder. 5th flip...bam another. Then a tornado warning storm hit and had to seek shelter. caught 3 more after the storm.

absolutely a blast! wish i had 65 pound braid and maybe a heavy action 7'6 rod. all bass i caught were around 2 pound but ill take it.

Something I learned was it is critical to look for oddities in the watershield fields. a small ditch running into a small cove yielded two....a 10x5 open hole in the middle of the field yielded 3 plus numerous misses. Looked like a depression of silt to deep for watershield where another ditch ran through...each end of hole following ditch yheld bass. Sometimes focusing on the vastness of the field can be daunting, gotta break it down and focus in the areas that stand out.

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Congrats!!!! Punching can become addictive :)

X2. It is so much fun. I could punch all day long.

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sweet!!  definitely an adrenaline fueled technique...but as you stated, you need to scrap that 30# braid for starters before you lock into a soul stealer fish and she waves buh bye as you kick yourself hard because you knew better...30# just gets too easily weakened/damaged under the conditions your puttin it through punchin and then fails of course at the worst moment... 

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Congrats, I think you will enjoy it even more on heavier equiptment.

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