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Use whatever weight you need. There is no rule. The size of your bait doesn't matter either. 

If you fish it a lot you'll get to the point that when you pull up to a mat you'll have a pretty good idea of where to start. I usually start with a half, but have used a 2oz many times down here. 

My Pb was caught on the standard size hog that I threw on a hunch. Most times I use a smaller, slim plastic such as a beaver.. it helps to use a plastic that is more streamlined with less appendages.

Good Luck, in my opinion there is no better way to catch the bass of your life. 

 

Mike 

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I actually prefer Baby Brush Hogs for punching/flipping due to ease of it slipping through the grass. As Mike L said, weight can be different throughout the day, there is no hard rule, just that the lightest you can get away with. I try to stay around 1/2oz if possible, but will tie on a Toyota if that is what I need to get through the mats.

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get yourself some Gambler BB crickets. gets in and out much easier than any bait I have ever used, and flat out catches fish. as as weight goes, I get away with as light as I can. I start with a 1 ounce and go from there. sometimes I can get away with 3/4 Oz, and sometimes I need 1.25 Oz and 1.5 oz. whatever I it takes to get through. I use 1 Oz  the most

another important thing I forgot to mention, a snell knot on a straight shank flipping hook is important. I'm sure a lot of guys still throw EWGs, but a snell knot on a heavy duty straight shank hook cannot be beat or overlooked.

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Weight is determined by the thickness of the mat, ya want enough to maintain contact with the bottom.

Any lure will work

I ignore the Snell knot

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On September 7, 2016 at 10:03 PM, RyneB said:

get yourself some Gambler BB crickets. gets in and out much easier than any bait I have ever used, and flat out catches fish. as as weight goes, I get away with as light as I can. I start with a 1 ounce and go from there. sometimes I can get away with 3/4 Oz, and sometimes I need 1.25 Oz and 1.5 oz. whatever I it takes to get through. I use 1 Oz  the most

another important thing I forgot to mention, a snell knot on a straight shank flipping hook is important. I'm sure a lot of guys still throw EWGs, but a snell knot on a heavy duty straight shank hook cannot be beat or overlooked.

Exactly this except I prefer rage bugs or sweet beavers 

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BB Cricket as mentioned....It doesn't look like much, but it is a good bait that is a good start. If you want more action than the otter/Rodent style creatures often work better, but the BB Cricket is easy to fish, and comes in some good colors, and comes through cover easily.

So many good baits, I think color and size is the key at times, and if a simple bait is not working than I try a bait with more action like a beaver style etc...I usually stick with black/Blue, GP, Watermelons...Keep it pretty simple. I try to not use more than 1 ounce if possible, I feel I miss more fish with heavy weights, plus it can start to feel like work with 1.5 and less like fishing.

Every company makes good baits these days so if you like the brush hog, I would imagine it would work fine if falling fast. I like the smaller Brush hog for some reason.

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