If there is one fishing technique I love it’s flipping and punching heavy cover for bass. And right now on Lake Guntersville the mats are stacked with bass to target with heavy Hawg Tech tungsten weights, a heavy action fishing rod, and big braid. You can do it too by targeting matted vegetation on your home lake or body of water, all you need to do is find vegetation that makes a canopy for bass to live under. We go through how to catch fish in heavy cover late summer though fall and you’re going to love they way they bite !!!

Stinger punching soft plastic lure http://bit.ly/2Gd3fzk

Hawg Tech tungsten weights http://bit.ly/2UNRO7g

Halo Ti 7′ 11″ H punching fishing rod http://bit.ly/30ihBa4

Straight Shank Flipping Hook http://bit.ly/2FWb2CO

C Map for finding ditches and creeks http://bit.ly/2HTgx4D

My Lowrance HDS LIve 12 http://bit.ly/2K7qn5U

Best bobber stopper for holding tungsten weight in place http://bit.ly/2TUKuW2

Braided fishing line for punching http://bit.ly/2Uwy5fe


This is the best way to get great audio from your action camera and the best shot when fishing in POV or first person perspective situations like fishing. This rig is comfortable, adaptable, portable and light weight allowing you to shoot for extended periods of time without changing batteries.

I film video for when fishing for bass every time I’m on the water and it took some time to figure out a camera rig that offered the shot and audio I was looking for. This is what I came up with, hope its something that can work for you when fishing from the bank, from the boat, or even when shooting general videos highlighting your fishing exploits.

Setup is super easy and links to everything in the video are down below. Not going to lie, was holding this video back for awhile as I think it’ll really change the way people shoot video when out fishing but as usual I’m always down with sharing what I learn to help other anglers get better video catching bass!!!

Music Cred – Mase, Ah Aaaaaaahhhhh: https://soundcloud.com/maaaaase

Camera – GoPro Hero 4 http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/GoPro_HERO4_Silver_Camera/descpage-GPS4.html?from=mkfish
GoPro Shoulder Mount http://amzn.to/2lkPI0t

Lapel mic http://amzn.to/2q6VUZB
Re Fuel Gopro Battery – 6hrs of Action http://amzn.to/2q4mYdC

SD Card for all day http://amzn.to/2q4mFPS

Capture it all. This is not a cooking video. Fidget for the best video. Breaking content. Punching for fish the best way with tungsten and all you need to fish.

Yeah you saw that. All these pros lying about real fishing techniques. I don’t do that. Here’ s real fishing, real mat punching, real flipping mats.
Bait: http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gambler_Crawdaddy_4_10pk/descpage-GBCD.html?from=mkfish

Tungsten: http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Reins_TG_Tungsten_Slip_Sinker_Heavy_Weight/descpage-RTGSS.html?from=mkfish

Camera – GoPro Hero 4 http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/GoPro_HERO4_Silver_Camera/descpage-GPS4.html?from=mkfish

GoPro Shoulder Mount http://amzn.to/2lkPI0t

You need this graph – Lowrance 12 Ti:


Got out to Lake Okeechobee for a quick punching session and as the water is falling there’s alot of super skinny water to access. I was kicking up dirt with the trolling motor in this vid. Fishing was post frontal on a cold winter day in Florida. Late in the day I headed in to punch some mats with a Gambler BB Cricket and found one big 5lbs fish that was looking to eat.

Continue reading “When you’re punching mats kicking dirt with your trolling motor and it’s cold”

an unforgettable day captured by gopro fishing the florida everglades.  with the water low fish push out into the last remaining deep water – i.e. the canals; and it can make for a big bass smash.  it’s not about catching them, it’s more about catching the biggest ones you possibly can.  best 5 went around 37lbs all caught on magnum baits – D&M Custom Baits Flippin Craw and 1/2oz Reins Tungsten.