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#11902568 - 10/27/16 05:59 AM Punch Bait Holder
Crappie Bait Offline
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Registered: 01/03/08
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Loc: Marietta, Oklahoma
What is the best punch bait holder? Thanks
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#11902620 - 10/27/16 07:17 AM Re: Punch Bait Holder [Re: Crappie Bait]
CJs Bait Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/23/16
Posts: 14
Loc: OKC, OK
If you mean hook, we recommend a #4 or #6 treble hook.

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#11902646 - 10/27/16 07:43 AM Re: Punch Bait Holder [Re: Crappie Bait]
hurricane 201 Offline
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Registered: 04/02/12
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Loc: Johnson County ,Texas
I would say "your buddy" sure don't want to hold it yourself, that stuff smells bad......LOL
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#11902696 - 10/27/16 08:21 AM Re: Punch Bait Holder [Re: Crappie Bait]
pearow Offline
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Registered: 12/15/02
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Loc: Murchison, TX, USA
I'm thinking he means those "socks" you capture the bait in; maybe the plastic tubes with the holes in them that fit over the line and down on the treble hook. Is the plastic tube better than the "socks" or the sponge?-p-

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#11902777 - 10/27/16 09:08 AM Re: Punch Bait Holder [Re: Crappie Bait]
liljim_1 Offline
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I used to use a sponge I tried a plain treble and never looked back brother
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#11902820 - 10/27/16 09:34 AM Re: Punch Bait Holder [Re: Crappie Bait]
CJs Bait Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/23/16
Posts: 14
Loc: OKC, OK
Tubes and sponges are for dip bait. Hooks are for punch bait.

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#11903952 - 10/27/16 07:25 PM Re: Punch Bait Holder [Re: Crappie Bait]
Crappie Bait Offline
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Loc: Marietta, Oklahoma
Thanks I was talking about the holders not the hook, like the sponge.
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#11904458 - 10/28/16 06:12 AM Re: Punch Bait Holder [Re: Crappie Bait]
HumanSeine Offline
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Registered: 11/23/03
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Loc: Mckinney,Tx
I fish with Stubbys dough bait mainly. But I have caught fish on punch baits. Now if you are fishing a good lake with lots of catfish you can catch loads of catfish on Catfish Charlie. So I have proven to myself at lake fork that I catch more and bigger fish on Stubbys. But when I run out of Stubbys I have a tub of catfish Charlie in the boat. Now I am not a fan of using sponges, tubes or worms to hold bait on. I prefer to keep my fishing simple. simple to me is using a number 4 or 6 treble and putting dough bait on it. I also prefer not using a weight because I can tell when my bait has been stolen.

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#11907450 - 10/29/16 08:29 PM Re: Punch Bait Holder [Re: CJs Bait]
Big Zee Offline
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Originally Posted By: CJs Bait
Tubes and sponges are for dip bait. Hooks are for punch bait.


A good punch bait don't need a sponge. I would listen to this guy. Been fishing his punch bait for years. #4 treble. What brand of bait are you using? That might help get your answer for sponge or not.


Edited by Big Zee (10/29/16 08:33 PM)
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#11908103 - 10/30/16 12:04 PM Re: Punch Bait Holder [Re: Crappie Bait]
fmrmbmlm Offline
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Registered: 01/27/14
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If the wind is too strong to use a slip cork when using Stubby's, try using a Little Stinkers tear drop lure. Pack the bait in and fish it with Carolina rig on the bottom. I am limited to bank fishing though.

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#12376994 - 08/07/17 11:16 PM Re: Punch Bait Holder [Re: Big Zee]
TexasBlonde Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
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Loc: on the Red River
Originally Posted By: Big Zee
Originally Posted By: CJs Bait
Tubes and sponges are for dip bait. Hooks are for punch bait.


A good punch bait don't need a sponge. I would listen to this guy. Been fishing his punch bait for years. #4 treble. What brand of bait are you using? That might help get your answer for sponge or not.


Punch bait does not need a sponge and you just use small treble hooks. If it is too runny, find some cattails and dry them. Use them to give your punch bait thicker or more viscosity.

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