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Punch bait from the bank #13733205 10/16/20 05:22 PM
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I have a couple of spots, one on a peninsula, one not.
Both are limestone and gravel bottoms, about 15 feet deep.
Just wondering if I should be fishing punch bait on the bottom, or should I be using a slip cork.
Have caught catfish up to 5 pounds at both spots over the years, but never had a bite using my stash of Danny King's/

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Re: Punch bait from the bank [Re: Mark Cooper] #13733391 10/16/20 08:24 PM
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I tried punchbait from the shore not long ago. I got a lot of bites but never could get a hookset. Well, one, but it came off before I could land it. I switched to a slip bobber and got some action but it was just getting too dark to see the bobber.

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I always fish punch bait with a slip bobber rig.

Re: Punch bait from the bank [Re: Mark Cooper] #13733720 10/17/20 02:02 AM
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I have been doing really good on the bottom in 25 feet of water. I like cut bait or chicken breast. You can push it in the punch bait for added scent.

Re: Punch bait from the bank [Re: Mark Cooper] #13733754 10/17/20 02:30 AM
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All my success comes on botton and hardly ever on top using punchbaits like cjs or danny kings

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Originally Posted by Osbornfishing
I have been doing really good on the bottom in 25 feet of water. I like cut bait or chicken breast. You can push it in the punch bait for added scent.



Same here, I like punch bait in the shallows, but anything over a few feet, I'm throwing out chicken breast, bluegill, or shad.

Re: Punch bait from the bank [Re: Mark Cooper] #13733775 10/17/20 03:04 AM
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We caught roughly 200 fish today on Cheesebait in 30 ft. Granted , we caught several dink’s, but we caught well over 100 keeper size also


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