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Would you use a craw (with the legs attached for less action) , a Beaver, or a paca craw with a glass rattle? Will be doing alot of this for our tourney this weekend but I cannot decide which bait to start with. Most of my punching has been done in the summer and I use some sort of craw with a lot of action. The sun will be high and bright sat and I found some areas with plenty grass and lilies and believe this will be a productive pattern. I will be punching some stained and clear water so will be switching colors from black/blue to watermelon/red.

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For times when I want flipping a bait that has virtually no action, yet "looks" as if it should, I turn to the Zoom Super Hawg. I am fond to the Junebug color because most of the waters I fish it in are really stained to just downright muddy.

I must admit the first time I tried this bait, I actually hated it. I didn't catch a fish and it had absolutely no action to it though it certainly looked as if it should have. I gave it a second chance when I ran out of beavers one 99 degree summer afternoon and was surprised at how well it produced.

I suggest you give this bait a try. It has caught a TON of fish for me when the bite is off or the water is cold.

Carlos

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I forgot to mention that this bait helped me land a 6lber the other day right off the deep end of a laydown. I simply pitched it out there, let it lay for a good 30 second, one hopped it and got smacked!

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For times when I want flipping a bait that has virtually no action, yet "looks" as if it should, I turn to the Zoom Super Hawg. I am fond to the Junebug color because most of the waters I fish it in are really stained to just downright muddy.

I must admit the first time I tried this bait, I actually hated it. I didn't catch a fish and it had absolutely no action to it though it certainly looked as if it should have. I gave it a second chance when I ran out of beavers one 99 degree summer afternoon and was surprised at how well it produced.

I suggest you give this bait a try. It has caught a TON of fish for me when the bite is off or the water is cold.

Carlos

Funny you say that, a friend of mine in our club and I were having this conversation yesterday and that is his punching bait of choice also. I will pick some up on my way home today. Ive always wanted to try them anyways. Junebug is one of my favorites, I've done well with it in muddy/stained and clean water. Thanks fir the tip..

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Skeet22,

I do most of my punching with a Zoom speed craw... It has a little action with those claws but nothing too crazy. It works for me around here.. GL, where are you fishing your tournament?

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Gene Larew Super Salt Biffle Craw  :)

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Skeet22,

I do most of my punching with a Zoom speed craw... It has a little action with those claws but nothing too crazy. It works for me around here.. GL, where are you fishing your tournament?

Bayou Black, I have a boat full of everything from a drop shot to a punching rig and everything in between. Its going to be tough, who ever figures out a pattern first should prevail..we will see.

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Larew Biffle Bug. For a more subtle action in cold water just cut off the big legs, leaving the eight small legs and paddle tail.

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