Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
loop, Gadawgs, urosenara, Moses Gonzalez, rq1938
102732 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82883
hopalong 74407
Pilothawk 73444
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59913
Tritonman 56835
Derek 56433
SkeeterRonnie 52463
LoneStarSon® 52225
facebook
Forum Stats
102732 Members
61 Forums
859258 Topics
11272633 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#11000095 - 07/25/15 12:07 PM 1st time punching mats
swimjigin Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 56
Loc: Denison TX
Went to a small local lake, almost half of it is matted up pretty good. Usually I would have burned a swim jig on the edges, this was 1st time I have punched and IT WAS A BLAST! Only caught 4 in a few hours, but they were all nice fish. Something about it when you find that hollow spot and you know your bait is in 'the bass house'. Really enjoyed it. Almost took the eye out of a few of them, 4/0 snelled hook had big purchase.


Top
#11000101 - 07/25/15 12:11 PM Re: 1st time punching mats [Re: swimjigin]
Bois d'arc Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 1360
nice fish thumb

Top
#11000158 - 07/25/15 12:37 PM Re: 1st time punching mats [Re: swimjigin]
swimjigin Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 56
Loc: Denison TX
Thanks!

Top
#11000167 - 07/25/15 12:43 PM Re: 1st time punching mats [Re: swimjigin]
JacksonBean Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3163
Loc: Greenville, TX
And that beaver style bait is PERFECT for what you're doing. I absolutely love punching mats. Great job.

Top
#11000190 - 07/25/15 01:05 PM Re: 1st time punching mats [Re: swimjigin]
swimjigin Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 56
Loc: Denison TX
Thank you, yes I love that pit boss for pitching too, great bait overall. Now I'll be looking for mats everywhere Im hooked!

Top
#11000206 - 07/25/15 01:27 PM Re: 1st time punching mats [Re: swimjigin]
Amberlamps Online   content
Angler

Registered: 10/02/13
Posts: 271
Loc: Austin, TX
One of my favorite ways to catch fish! Try using a straight shank hook, it will hold the bait on your hook tighter and the you'll get some better hookups. Strike king heavy cover flippin hook in 5/0 is my go-to and i've tried a bunch of diff ones.
_________________________


Top
#11000230 - 07/25/15 01:55 PM Re: 1st time punching mats [Re: Amberlamps]
swimjigin Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 56
Loc: Denison TX
Originally Posted By: Amberlamps
One of my favorite ways to catch fish! Try using a straight shank hook, it will hold the bait on your hook tighter and the you'll get some better hookups. Strike king heavy cover flippin hook in 5/0 is my go-to and i've tried a bunch of diff ones.

Thanks, lol have some on order, along with new braid, & 1oz tungsten laugh Having fun sure is expensive!

Top
#11000291 - 07/25/15 02:42 PM Re: 1st time punching mats [Re: swimjigin]
RodBreaker aka cwill Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/21/14
Posts: 2958
Loc: Lake Conroe Texas
Amberlamps is spot on about the straight shank 5/0 Heavy cover flippin hooks. That is exactly what I use. I also put a dab on super glue on the top and bottom of the bait keeper that is on the hook because I have had alot come loose on the shaft and slide down. Also I would suggest some heavy duty braid for punching mats. I use 65lb Power Pro Moss Green and when you set the hook do it with authority to get the bass turned and headed up and out of the grass quick to help reduce chances of getting tangled up and the fish come off. By the way that's how I got my name RodBreaker. When I set the hook using a punch rig I try to break the rod.
_________________________

27.70 w/ 8.07 Big Bass
1st Place & Big Bass

Top
#11000294 - 07/25/15 02:44 PM Re: 1st time punching mats [Re: swimjigin]
RodBreaker aka cwill Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/21/14
Posts: 2958
Loc: Lake Conroe Texas
Oh and it seems that I usually hook them right through the eye or the top of the head dang near every time. Punching is my favorite way to fish. Even though you might not catch 50 fish in a tournament the ones I do are usually studs. Have fun and good luck swimjigin
_________________________

27.70 w/ 8.07 Big Bass
1st Place & Big Bass

Top
#11000303 - 07/25/15 02:53 PM Re: 1st time punching mats [Re: swimjigin]
swimjigin Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 56
Loc: Denison TX
Thanks Rodbreaker, haha I do try to cross their eyes. Fun way to fish for sure!

Top
#11000304 - 07/25/15 02:55 PM Re: 1st time punching mats [Re: swimjigin]
banker-always fishing Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37191
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish. Good job. cheers
_________________________


IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


Top
#11000321 - 07/25/15 03:08 PM Re: 1st time punching mats [Re: swimjigin]
RodBreaker aka cwill Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/21/14
Posts: 2958
Loc: Lake Conroe Texas
Originally Posted By: swimjigin
Thanks Rodbreaker, haha I do try to cross their eyes. Fun way to fish for sure!
thumb fish
_________________________

27.70 w/ 8.07 Big Bass
1st Place & Big Bass

Top
#11000371 - 07/25/15 03:51 PM Re: 1st time punching mats [Re: swimjigin]
bFROG5 Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/24/15
Posts: 325
Loc: Fort Worth, TX.
Mat punching is one of my fav techniques also! theres just something about getting up close and personal and pulling em out of the slop!
_________________________
Matthew 4:19

Top
#11000700 - 07/25/15 08:58 PM Re: 1st time punching mats [Re: swimjigin]
03svtsnakevert Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/05/12
Posts: 2447
Loc: Copperas Cove, TX
nice job

Top
#11000756 - 07/25/15 09:40 PM Re: 1st time punching mats [Re: swimjigin]
Scott's Creek Skeeter Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 175
Loc: Jefferson Texas
I Love punching!!! I started using 2 bobber Stops. Holds things together better.....
_________________________
07 Skeeter ZX 225 (Thank you Julie)
Jefferson Bass Club
"Make your own Luck"

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide