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 I saw Mark Zona talk about the Power Shot Technique for flipping heavy cover. I have never heard of this but golly gee I bet you it would be successful for catching big fish. I've always just Texas rigged a soft plastic and pegged the weight when flipping lilly pads and other cover. Anyone tried this? 

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Younger brother to Bubba Shot and their sister Heavy Shot

 

 

 

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I got this tip from @ww2farmer , I think?  thread a bullet sinker upside down on the tag line, and tie a split ring to the end.  You can leave it like or use a rubber t-stop to adjust the drop lendth.  Tha rig shoot straight through the slop.

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How long of a leader to you guys use? Do you use a fluro leader for this? Or can you use braid for the whole rig. Also, is it harder to flip with the weight of the sinker at the bottom with the weight of the plastic a few inches above it? 

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Typically, I'm going for the bait to be almost at the surface, so I can shake it, and make a commotion, so about as long as it is deep.

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If I'm flipping into a lilly pad field in 13 feet of water I can't have a 13 foot long leader though? There would be no way to flip that. Do you only use this rig in extreme shallow water, say 3 feet or less? Zona looked like his leader was only like 6 or 8 inches long. 

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Most of the pads up here are in 3' or less.  I'm describing just one particular application.  There's other ways for other waters. As far as deeper, the fish will tell you.  I usually go from 12 to 30".

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I'm no lily pad expert, but I don't think I've ever encountered them in water more than about 4' deep. 

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I have them on my home lake in 8-10 feet, up to 13-15 on the edges of the field. 90% of my lake (220 acres) is surrounded by lilly pads on the perimeter. 

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I have never found a use for it.

 

If im flipping pads they are usually thick enough to allow me to hold the bait at the depth i want...which most of the time is on bottom or right under the mat.

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I'm not familiar with the power shot being for flipping in heavy cover, but don't see why not? I've used that to catch bass a few times in weedy areas, although I rigged mine with a spinshot hook with a lighter sacrifice leader. Just made a stopper knot to cinch the dropshot weight onto, kept the weight leader at about 7" long and jiggled it now and then along the bottom.

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On 3/7/2018 at 12:28 PM, RHuff said:

 

 I saw Mark Zona talk about the Power Shot Technique for flipping heavy cover. I have never heard of this but golly gee I bet you it would be successful for catching big fish. I've always just Texas rigged a soft plastic and pegged the weight when flipping lilly pads and other cover. Anyone tried this? 

I saw him do this too, but didn’t see him say length/power of the rod for this.  Would think it would need to be fairly long to sat vertical, light and a sensitive tip to detect bites.  Thoughts anyone..?

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Any heavy jig rod will do.  No need to set vertically - works the same as any weedless worm hook.

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