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Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by slowhand, Jun 28, 2008.
Can someone tell me what punch bait is and how to use it.
Use the search function there are plenty of topics about this, but using dip/punch bait isnt that bad, get a dip bait worm or a fiber dip rig like looper rigs, take a stick and bury it in the bait and pull it out, thats it. Just dry off the rigs/worms when you reel them back in, otherwise the bait wont stick well when you rebait. Personally i use them with a slip sinker setup, its simple and effective...
Punch bait is a very thick version of a dip bait, but it has fibers such as cat tails mixed in it to help it stay on the hook. You don't need a dip worm or any other rig to keep it on the hook. Just use a plain treble hook from size 8 to size 2 (depending on the size of fish you are after). I will fish it on bottom at any depth or over baited holes with a carolina rig or on a slip cork rig fishng shallow water. A good punch bait can be very effective for eating size cats.