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4 Beginner’s Tips for Flipping Big Weights

The primary purpose for flipping and pitching with heavy weights (3/4 – 1-1/2 ounce) is to penetrate the cover so you can get your bait to where the bass live. Expert shallow water bass pro, Greg Hackney, understands that fishing with heavy weights isn’t easy when you’re getting started. Thankfully, he provides some sound guidance that’ll rapidly build confidence and put bass in the boat when going heavy is a requirement.


These four tips walk you through what to do starting with the initial fall of the bait through cover and subsequently how to fish the bait on the bottom and throughout the water column, both areas that Hackney witnesses several beginner’s mistakes. The light switch will go off in no time when you apply these fundamentals with ample practice.