My punch bait rig is as follows, run my 20# test through a cast net sinker, 3/4 ounce to 1/2 ounce. tie on a big swivel, make a trot line staging with doubled #15 or #18 nylon, loop this trough the swivel and the #4 trebel hook on the other end with the leader being around 12 -18 inches long. Ok a real secret here. Cut a piece of nylon deck shade screen into a small square, cut a hole in the center of it and pull the eye of your treble hook through it and let the barbs of your hook go through it. Do this before you put in on the leader. Holds more bait and the bait stays on better during the cast. As for missing bites your just not paying attention, fish one rod and be on top of it, strike as soon as you feel the slightest bite. Your still gonna miss some. Throw your baited rig out there, pull the line up snug and hold your rod. I like to use a 7 foot medium spinning rod with my ABU baitcasters.
Edited by rickt300 (06/03/17 07:20 PM)