Gambler Why Not
I recommend you try this "beaver style" bait for punching. I've caught some of my biggest fish ever punching this bait. It has a streamlined body that's great for getting through heavy mats and it has garlic scent, which helps the fish hold on longer. Yamamoto Psycho Dad
If you're looking for a bait that looks more like a craw, then definitely try the Yamamoto Psycho Dad! This bait is a killer for punching mats! Like the Why Not, it also has a streamlined body built or punching mats. It also has super soft plastic which helps the hook penetrate easily. Definitely a favorite of mine.
The edges and pockets of grass are your best friends. I typically stick to green colors in clear water and black/blue for dirty water.