Dress Your Baits For Success with the Punch Skirt by Paycheck Baits
Effectiveness: What we’ve noticed when using the Punch Skirt to dress up traditional plastics only rigs is that the frequency of bites seems to go down, but the quality of fish you catch seems to go up. I guess you can chalk it up to the bulkier, jig-like profile this product delivers, but it’s an interesting effect and a very real demonstration of presenting the fish with something they want to eat.
Jig fishermen will love the versatility of this product.
I suffered through some slow bites with my Punch Skirt adorned plastics while Zander was filling up the boat at Falcon Lake, Texas, but the bites I did manage were worth the wait. If you have the patience to fish through this uncertainty, you stand the potential of being rewarded. It’s a mindset not too different than that of tossing big baits for big fish.
Owner's Yuki Bug tipped with a Punch Skirt, again on Falcon Lake, Texas.
Availability: The Punch Skirt is readily available and sold in packs of two for about $6.69. That factors down to about $3.35 per skirt and the average price for a jig, only you’re not getting a hook or lead head with this product. For those items, it’s “bring your own.” This price point seems a bit high, but we can attest to the quality of this product.
Giving Shimano some love too here with a Cumulus rod paired with my Metanium MG7 ... Paying the "Mortgage" with a six inch Senko tipped with a Punch Skirt.
One of the more fun aspects of this product is also one of the more frustrating ones and that’s the naming convention used for the different colors offered. There are ten different colors for the Punch Skirt, all in the spirit of the company’s name, but each as obscure as the next when used in discussion if you’re not standing next to a color chart. It’s a strategy used by more companies than just Paycheck Baits, but one we find difficult to get behind unless you’re really using this product, day in, day out and can memorize “all the options”. It’s the same frustration we have even when discussing Senko colors and the product’s color code is used instead of the common name. Perhaps we’re just a little too old school here.