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Punch bait how to fish it? #14110512 08/27/21 03:33 PM
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I'm a punch bait noob. What gear and set up? I have the rods and reels just never have used this. Comments welcomed

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Re: Punch bait how to fish it? [Re: Flip Flop Fisher] #14110627 08/27/21 05:03 PM
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Go watch these videos. He makes a great bait also.


https://www.cjsbait.com/faqs

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Re: Punch bait how to fish it? [Re: Flip Flop Fisher] #14126773 09/11/21 10:32 PM
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I only use it under a slip bobber myself. tried it once or twice deep, and didn't have much luck. Works fantastic on baited docks (soured wheat or range cubes) in the summer, in the parts shaded from the morning sun.

Re: Punch bait how to fish it? [Re: Flip Flop Fisher] #14126962 09/12/21 01:05 AM
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Bought some punch bait when my nephew was in town. Went out to a pond in Denton. Used a 1/4 oz slip weight, bead then a swivel and a 8 inch or so leader with a treble hook (Do not know what size) Just cast it out and tight lined it while I bass fished and I did not catch anything. He caught a bunch of channels and a couple bullhead. I suppose this is the easiest method. I would go heavier weight if the wind is up or fishing deeper.

Re: Punch bait how to fish it? [Re: Flip Flop Fisher] #14128221 09/13/21 01:27 PM
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My punch bait setup is a #6 or #4 treble hook, and then about 14 inches up the line I place a big split shot.
I usually fish it straight down off the side of the boat until it reaches bottom and then turn the reel handle about 1 or 2 turns off the bottom tight lining it.
Casting out randomly, I will wait until it hits bottom then take up slack and watch my line for the slightest twitch of my line, and there have been many times you will notice a sudden slack in your line or the line tightens up when you've held the rod steady. The bite can be super slight, and not that fish slamming bite you get with other baits.
I hold the rod in my hand so that I'm ready, and I don't place my rod in a holder.
You will miss a lot of fish not attending the rod.
Fishing a cork you will miss fish as well.
Fishing punch bait takes a certain feel in my opinion, and I've been using punchbait for many, many years, and it's my favorite bait if I'm looking for a fish fry.


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