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Advantages Of Flipping And Pitching | Bass Fishing

Advantages Of Flipping And Pitching | Bass Fishing


Why flip or pitch? That’s a tough decision
for a lot of people to make. And you can go cast and catch a lot of fish, but I’m telling
you, some of the biggest fish that exist in any body of water live in the heaviest cover
you can find. If you just look at the lake, you’re fishing or the river you’re fishing
and you pick out a heavy logjam, a brush pile, a boat dock, or whatever it might be cover
wise, more than likely there’s a big fish living there. And you cannot reach a lot of those places
by casting. But flipping and pitching, because it’s an underhand technique, you can get those
baits into the strike zone. And that strike zone can become very, very small. If you have a cold front come through, the
fish get inactive, they’re not chasing baits, you’ve got to put it on top of their head
to get a bite. If the lake’s getting a lot of fishing pressure, they’re going to get
tighter to cover, and they’re not going to chase lures. So the flipping and pitching techniques are
really the only way that you can get that bait into that strike zone, and the fact that
the bait’s coming right down on their head, right next to that stump or whatever it might
be, really forces the bass into biting the bait. You get those reflex strikes, so to
speak. So that strike zone can get very, very small. But what else is an advantage with flipping
and pitching is your percentages go up. You get a better hook set. You’re a lot more accurate
with your presentations. They enter the water quieter. Your hook sets are so much better.
You got better control over the fish once you do hook him. You can feel your bites better.
There’s just tons of advantages to these techniques. So practice them, get good at them, and when
you have that heavy cover scenario, or a dirty water scenario, and you think those bass are
in that heavy cover, use the flipping and pitching technique to get the lure in there.
And your odds of getting him out goes up in a hurry.

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