Skipping Boat Docks with a Jig | Tackle Recommendations

Skipping a jig underneath boat docks is an outstanding way to catch big fish throughout much of the year. Whether you’re fishing in the heat of the summer or in the coldest part of winter, you can bet there will be some quality bass hanging out under docks. This pattern is certainly no secret, however, which leads to heavy fishing pressure and wary bass.
This is exactly why it’s so important to make the casts other anglers aren’t making. A lot of anglers can get their jigs a few feet underneath a boat dock, but the biggest bass are often found in the deepest, darkest shade they can find. It takes a lot of practice and the right gear to quietly and accurately get your jig into these hard-to-reach places.

● Daiwa Tatula Elite Casting Rod, 7’1″ Heavy:
● Daiwa Tatula 100 Casting Reel, 8.1:1:
● Seaguar AbrazX Fluorocarbon, 17lb Test:
● Z-Man David Walker’s CrosseyeZ Flippin’ Jig:
● Strike King KVD Perfect Plastics Rodent:
● Strike King Hack Attack Heavy Cover Swim Jig:
● Biwaa Armored Craw:

In this video, Walker Smith goes through his preferred gear for this specialized technique. Although Smith prefers to keep things as simple as possible for most of his fishing, skipping boat docks does require some certain gear considerations.