Punch baits & color??

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Punch baits & color??

Postby Bruce Theriot » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:32 pm

What baits and colors would you recommend for someone just getting started in punching the delta? Thanks for your input.

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Re: Punch baits & color??

Postby kmah » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:53 pm

Bruce Theriot wrote:What baits and colors would you recommend for someone just getting started in punching the delta? Thanks for your input.


Keep it very Very simple. If you are just starting you cannot go wrong with green pumpkin, green pumpkin with a little red.

The water is fairly clear this year and this matches the water well. Build confidence 1st before you start getting more advanced. You can start confusing yourself before you get the basics down.

Good luck

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Re: Punch baits & color??

Postby JoeLanghans » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:55 pm

Any craw or bug style flip/punch baits.
California 420 (watermelon or green pumpkin red flake)
Green pumpkin
Black w/ red flake
Sprayed or candy grass
Black blue

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Re: Punch baits & color??

Postby Chad Sweitzer » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:31 pm

Any color works as long as its green pumpkin! I throw lighter weights because the big ones will hold on to a 3/4oz a lot longer than they will a 2oz weight. And try to be sneaky. My last 3 solo trips to the Delta have all produced 8+ lbers because I was able to be real quiet and make the right casts. Be ready to put the hours in picking apart unproductive water until you start to put the pieces together. It took me a long time before I started catching good ones consistently punching.
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Re: Punch baits & color??

Postby WB Staff » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:31 am

Ish is on his way home to the Delta as we speak. He checked in with this info on the question...



Candy Grass! Wait there is another color Candy Grass!

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Re: Punch baits & color??

Postby Bruce Theriot » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:45 am

[quote="WB Staff"]Ish is on his way home to the Delta as we speak. He checked in with this info on the question...



Candy Grass! Wait there is another color Candy Grass![/quote]

I saw his video with Jared and he was throwing Candy Grass. Thanks Ish.

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Re: Punch baits & color??

Postby Drakestar » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:24 am

Bruce Theriot wrote:Candy Grass! Wait there is another color Candy Grass!

I saw his video with Jared and he was throwing Candy Grass. Thanks Ish.


Bluegill colors like "watermelon candy", "moved grass", "smoke purple blue watermelon laminate" (yeah, that's an actual senko color) or simple green pumpkin with blue flake are super productive for me this time of year in fisheries where pre-spawn bass feed on bluegill. Not sure if the delta qualifies, but apparently it does :) I switch to red flake after the spawn.

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Re: Punch baits & color??

Postby Gary Dobyns » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:46 pm

Truthfully I'm not sure it matters to the fish. This is almost always a reaction bite anyway. Just think with a heavy weight how fast that bait goes by them. I stay simple, Green Pumpkin and June Bug. I think it matters more to the angler than it does the fish. So throw your favorite. My 2 cents.

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Re: Punch baits & color??

Postby Bruce Theriot » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:37 pm

Thanks to all that have replied. It is much appreciated. Sounds like GP is a must have!

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Re: Punch baits & color??

Postby jiggin4bass » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:20 pm

Sour Grape is another good color to have for punching or jig fishing.
Colors are
Brown/Junebug/Pumpkin/green & black/pepper flake. A good choice for color in trailers Sprayed Grass.
I like using Yamamoto 5" twin tail grubs in 301 Green pumpkin w/lg
green/purple flake
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Re: Punch baits & color??

Postby big bass beckstrom » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:56 pm

Baits: Sweet beaver, Superhog, missile baits d-bomb, or something similar. None of these baits have curled tails so they slip through cover more easily.

I agree with what Chad Sweitzer stated before, 3/4 will get more bites; however, you may need more weight to get through the canopy and at the end of the day you should be able to feel a straight braid bite whether its 3/4 or 2 oz.

Color: what matches. Pick your favorite black, brown, green, and purple and or a mix and you'll get bit. Presentation trumps color by far.

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Re: Punch baits & color??

Postby ash » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:17 pm

JoeLanghans wrote:Any craw or bug style flip/punch baits.
California 420 (watermelon or green pumpkin red flake)
Green pumpkin
Black w/ red flake
Sprayed or candy grass
Black blue


That's it really - this is my color rotation but typically dont get past a watermelon or pumpkin red or sprayed grass - every now and then the focus on black red or black blue but day in and out the greens are winners.

The Berkeley Pit Boss, Power Hawg and Creature Hawg make up my rotation along with a double wide beaver in junebug or Yamamoto Flappin hawg 5" orange green.


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