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  • Flipping and pitching?

    Posted by creekcrappie on October 15, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I want to try and gain some confidence in this just in case I need it down the road. I think I will target lay downs. Where is an area of the lake where there is a lot of cover to flip to?

    simplecircuit replied 10 years, 8 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • degaman

    Member
    October 16, 2013 at 12:18 am

    The East Fork towards Mona is loaded with laydowns.

  • Brian

    Administrator
    October 16, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I agree! Thats where I’d go. You can flip and pitch all day long. Brian

  • blockel

    Member
    October 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    quote creekcrappie:

    I want to try and gain some confidence in this just in case I need it down the road. I think I will target lay downs. Where is an area of the lake where there is a lot of cover to flip to?

    Another structure you might try is large chunk rock. You can find this type of structure throughout the lake but especially around bluff walls. And more specially towards the ends, usually there will be a transition from large “boulder-esque” rocks to smaller chuck rock and than gravel sometimes. The fish will use these large rocks for shade, just as they do any type of wood or grass. I’ve had really good luck during “blue-bird” conditions targeting these types of areas. Not to mention, John Hopkins won the recent BFL tournament on Percy implementing the same type of pattern.

  • Brian

    Administrator
    October 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    It’s true, that’s John’s “go-to” pattern!

    Brian

  • simplecircuit

    Member
    October 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I’m with blockel
    pitching to bluff walls transitions and isolated rock piles has always been productive for me on priest. if you really want to get good at pitching/flipping, might i suggest you go up the road to Old Hickory. put in at laguardo or any of the creeks up there [bledsoe, cedar, spence]. there is more timber [laydowns, logjams, driftwood in the weeds, etc…] up there than you could cover in a lifetime. when i wanted to learn to pitch, i actually spent the winter pitching in my house. i set up some stools and things in my living room, put on a jig with trailer and cut the hook off with side cutters – i feel like it’s better to practice with a lure instead of a practice plug.

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