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What's Your Favorite Flippin/pitchin Bait...

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since i've been strictly using spinning gear i've been very limited to any flippin or pitchin..

now that i'm getting ready to get my first BC setup...

what do you like/use the most?

i'm thinkin... brush hog or baby brush hog?, mad paca or baby version?

what else??

thanks...

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You can really pitch any soft plastics, so don't limit yourself! I usually pitch a Rage Craw, Hawg, Rooster, or Space Monkey.

Most of the time I pitch and flip a jig tipped with a Rage Craw.

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You can pitch and flip with spinning gear. Flipping is the same with spinning gear...pitching is harder though.

For pitching with your first BC reel you're gonna want to pitch something heavy. 1/2 or 3/4 oz jig with whatever trailer you want will probably work well.

I personally like to pitch a 3/8oz jig with varying trailers. Then change the weight depending on conditions. If i need to make further pitches, if it's windy, wavy, i'll increase the weight. If the fish are a little slow, i'll pitch something lighter to give them more time to look at it.

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I caught my PB on a baby brush hog. At least my PB with using artificial baits. Never a bad thing to pitch. And it was on a spinning set up too. But I took recently got a BC. Been pitching all sorts of jigs and brush hogs. And pretty much everything capable of flipping and pitching.

So brush hogs are always good. T rigged with a bullet weight. I like 3/8ths. A black and blue jig or a green and brown one. Always got a trailer to match. Chigger crazy leg craws. Expensive but good bang for the buck. Sucks it only comes with 6 in the bag.

Experiment, broaden thy horizons.

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Brush hogs are hard to beat as far as plastics go. I am really starting to like jigs more and more. I like the Booyah A-jig in 3/8's with a zoom speed craw. Claws on it kick real well when you are reeling in. Always snag a few fish when I'm done working the jig and am reeling in for the next cast.

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I like to flip/pitch anything. If I had to pick one "traditional" flipping/pitching lure it would have to be a jig.

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It depends on the cover,water clarity,conditions, and assorted other variables. I've pitched everything from T-rigged finesse worms on spinning gear to foot long worms and ounce jigs. Some of my favorites are baby brush hogs, beavertail baits, 3/8oz jigs,tubes, and magnum finesse worms.

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I actually caught most of my fish last trip with a 1/4oz Blk/Blue finesse jig and Yum F2 baby Craw Papi tied onto my 7ft MH w/ Syemtre 4000FJ.

Its a little more difficult to pitch with spinning gear but you can do it. You just have to be a better judge of the power behind it so you don't have to try to control the line, just more or less stop it when you get it where it needs to go, and then use the rod allow that slow fall for a silent entry.

Although, with that little finesse jig, I was just casting up into the reeds I was fishing. It was a strong wind and pitching a 1/4oz jig was a pain that day.

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Absolute favourite flipping bait is a Smokin' Rooster. That thing is just deadly. I'm most often pitching jigs, but pitch many, many plastics. As of late, I've been pitching the Eeliminator a lot, as well as the Rooster.

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I catch more fish on a brush hog/mad paca than anything I throw. I've been getting away from that when pitching to heavy cover. I really like the Lake Fork Craw Tube when pitching to flooded bushes and floating docks. Something compact fits into tight spaces and around overhanging branches and the Craw Tube does this while still having some bulk and a bigger profile. Sweet Beavers are also a good choice and give a different fall than tubes or brush hogs. Just bought some Big Show Craws too that I'm anxious to try.

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I like to flip/pitch to heavy cover and it's been my experience that lizards, brush hogs and even many worms have to many tails, arms, legs etc. to get through the brush consistently. They frequently hang up on the way to the bottom which waste a cast usually. Although I have had them hammered when jerked free of a branch.

My usual flipping/pitching bait is a jig/chunk or a beaver type bait. These baits seem to penetrate brush or laydowns much better for me.........Al

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I like the beaver also, especially around thick junk.

I thought about pitching a brush hog but I just can't seem to make that big thing land quietly.

Mike

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If Im pitching you better believe that Im going to have a Rage Craw tied on. B)

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R.I. 4.20 beaver...Watermellon re during light hours and black/ red fleck at night....Jigs too but for the most part of the last two years it's been the sweet beaver.

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Absolute favourite flipping bait is a Smokin' Rooster. That thing is just deadly. I'm most often pitching jigs, but pitch many, many plastics. As of late, I've been pitching the Eeliminator a lot, as well as the Rooster.

My first choice is the Rooster too! Followed by a naked rage craw or lobster. B)

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Rage Tail Smokin' Rooster: Black Blue & Okeechobee Craw

Rage Tail Space Monkey: Okeechobee Craw & Double Header

Rage Tail Lobster: Falcon Lake Craw, Double Header, or Watermelon Neon

Gene Larew 5 ½ or 6” Hawg Craw: Black Neon & Junebug Blue Claw

Stanley Y-NOT: Black Blue & Black Neon

Stanley ItzaBug: Black Blue & Ruby Red

Other: Terry Oldham Eye Max Jigs & Texas rigged jigs ;)

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4.2 sweet beaver........

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Like others have said, flippin/pitchin are techniques that do not require a certain type of equipment. Generally, anglers like to use a longer rod with power to get fish out of heavy cover.

Some of the baits I use are:

-Baby Brush hogs

-Beaver baits (I actually really like the slurpies brush beaver)

-Lizards

-Chigger Craws/Paca Craws

This list could go on awhile..

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