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Flipping and punching grass

Punching grass below the surface is a little different

Pick the brains of Bassmaster Elite Series pros who excel at punching matted and submerged grass and you’ll realize there is much more to the technique than meets the eye.

One of these grass masters is Florida’s Randall Tharp, who is known for snatching bass from dense vegetation. He aptly demonstrated this ability by nabbing second place at a Bassmaster Southern Open on Lake Seminole in late October 2015. Tharp punched heavy Texas rigged baits through hydrilla at Seminole. That appears routine until you realize that he had three distinct patterns working for him.