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i got a spot loaded with heavy weeds and tree stumps.  the pond is clear. with a river channel snaking its way through, on the edge of the channel its 3-4 feet with stumps, it drops to 10-15 feet deep with stumps and trees. theres stumps here that are surrounded by 4 feet of water but under the stump its 8 feet.  there is tons of food in here. chock full of herring, perch,sunnies, frogs, crappies. 

i usually fish topwater, like frogs and weedless weightless plastics, but i want the giants that lurk bellow in the stumps and weeds.

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even if they arent matted?? i dont think i got any punching weights but i got a few 1 ounce flipping jigs

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Here's what I suggest

Hop and swim a 3/8 Jig or Zoom UV Craw

Try a Hollow body swim bait...

Zoom UV Speed Worm...

Slowly drag a Rage Craw and/or Bug

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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Think bottom! ;)

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5 minutes ago, Catt said:

Think bottom! ;)

thats what im gona do! im headed there tomorrow moring early! havent fished it this year.  im gona punch the **** out of! going heavy! 50lbs braid to the bottom. theres friggin giants in here

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32 minutes ago, swamp hawgs said:

thats what im gona do! im headed there tomorrow moring early! havent fished it this year.  im gona punch the **** out of! going heavy! 50lbs braid to the bottom. theres friggin giants in here

 

Redneck Bubba Bass Fishing ;)

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5 hours ago, swamp hawgs said:

thats what im gona do! im headed there tomorrow moring early! havent fished it this year.  im gona punch the **** out of! going heavy! 50lbs braid to the bottom. theres friggin giants in here

 

Sounds like you and I fish a similar lake. I have to same plan for tomorrow.. let us know how you do. 

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Hope you fared better than I did. I was catching them all day in senkos around the weed beds. Switched to punching. Got one in the second flip, I thought I was on to something but that was the end of that. Stuck with it for a good amount of time too but didn't get any more hits. Switched back to the senkos and started catching them again. Maybe it just wasn't a punching kind of day. Also had three short strikes on the frog

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SUCKED!! the whole day did!! got to spot number 1. saw fish up in the river and at the mouth.  we didnt fish em, 90% of the time they are pickerel or small bass. worked our way around the shore, fishing swimbaits and frogs.  nothing. tried punch the pads nothing. texas rigged, jigging, swimbaits along the deep stumps, nothing. i switched to old faithful, caught a 2.7lber on a fluke bait in 2 feet of water in a mid pond flat.  went back up. had a few hits in the river. one fish followed the fluke all the way to the kayak and hit its head on the boat.  couple of pickerel. my buddy fished alot of spinner baits and buzz baits, with some texas rig. 

fished another pond a part of the same chain of pond.  nothing, swimbaits, frogs, wacky rigs, texas rig, spinner baits and buzz baits. 

pond 3, new pond, we dragged the yaks through thick woods, cut our own launch in some thorns and bushes. fished here about 20 min before getting booted. we caught 19 bass, bag weight was a whopping total of 2.5lbs.  we tried weighing one fish, it weighed a whopping 0.0lbs

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When you are using your punch rig, make sure you peg your weight so the lure gets down under the weeds. I would never use anything under 50 pound braid for punching scenarios. I have also found that Jigs 3/4 of an ounce and up get through great. Use darker colors under the weeds because the water clarity will not be as clear or bright.

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i never used a peg! make sense why i dont have much luck!! 

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1 hour ago, swamp hawgs said:

i never used a peg! make sense why i dont have much luck!! 

I always peg when pitching.Make sure the weight stays put and the lure gets to where it needs to go.

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awesome thank you!! why do punchin weights cost so much!! 

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10 minutes ago, swamp hawgs said:

awesome thank you!! why do punchin weights cost so much!! 

Check out omfishingsinkers.com cheapest tungsten I've found. 

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Note: spend 40 dollars to get free shipping and that they sell by individual weights. So if you want 15 one ounce punching weights, put the quanity at 15. 

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I seldom if ever peg my weights!

 

When a punch rig doesn't work try

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