Pitchin' 101 - Pitchin' consists of the exact same technique as Flippin', except you'll utilize a heavier weighted presentation; and rather than letting the bait 'flutter' slowly to the bottom, you let it crash into the bottom, and twitch/jig it to entice a strike! Once the fish strikes you absolutely horse the hookset, and bulldog way to pull the fish to the surface. So really, the difference between flippin' and pitchin', is that one utilizes more of a 'finesse' technique, while the other utilizes brute force.
My setup for Pitchin' generally consists of a Heavy-Fast action baitcaster rod, paired with a baitcasting reel – same as before, the drag will be cranked down very tight for this technique (the reason for this being that you don't want the fish to swim its way into the weeds making it impossible for you to horse it out of the water). I throw 40-50lbs moss greenPowerPro braided line on my reel for this technique, and like to direct tie my line to an Eagle Claw: Trokar flippin' hook, with a Tungsten bullet weight pegged directly above the hook. My favourite soft plastic for this presentation is the Berkley Havoc Craw Fatty, in black with blue flakes.