Flipping & Pitching Heavy Cover - Mike Iaconelli

Flipping & Pitching Heavy Cover - Mike Iaconelli


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In this 3-part bass fishing instructional video, professional bass tournament angler Mike "Ike" Iaconelli talks about one of his favorite techniques, fishing matted vegetation (or any other type of heavy matted floating cover).

Video 1: Punching Heavy Cover Tackle and Technique

Iaconelli starts by talking about punching components, which include, but are not limited to: VMC Tungsten Flippin Weights, VMC Ike Approved Heavy Duty Flippin Hook and a streamlined bait, like Berkley Havoc Ike's Devil Spear.  Iaconelli also shares bass fishing secrets like: what knot to tie when flipping mats, tips and tricks for getting better hook-ups, selecting targets in matted cover, triggering bass strikes with punch baits.

Video 2: Getting Bass Out of Matted Vegetation

Ike talks about what to do once the bass has taken the bait. Different baits require different hooksets, and Mike will discuss how to ensure you get a hook on the bass and get them to the boat, even in this heavy cover. Mike talks about using the rod power, fast reel gear ratio and trolling motor to ensure you get big bass out of grass mats.

Video 3: Detecting Bites When Flipping Matted Vegetation

 Mike Iaconelli shares tips on how to detect the different types of bites you'll get when flipping mats. Ike shares about how to know when a bass hit the bait on the fall, what to do when fish are "nipping" at the bait, like bluegill. What to do when in doubt if you have a fish on the line.

 

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