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Key Spots for Kicker Bass – Summer to Fall Transition

The summer to fall transition draws offshore bass back to the shallows where they gorge on baitfish scattered across grass flats. Pro bass angler Chris Zaldain explains the importance of stopping to flip and pitch isolated matted grass, particularly on wind blow points.

While covering water with horizontal baits is the most efficient way to contact fish this time of year, matted grass patches are high-percentage areas usually home to kicker bass and always worth a thorough flip and pitch. Chris shares his approach to these areas, detailing where bass typically position and how to break down these pockets with the flipping and pitching techniques.

He highlights the effectiveness of seamlessly transitioning from pitching to old school flipping. Doing so affords him more and stealthier drops with a heavy 1-ounce flipping presentation.