How to Skip a Bait with Patrick Walters

Mon, June 6, 2022

When it comes to upping your bass fishing game, learning how to skip a bait with a casting rod under docks, trees, or other forms of overhanging cover is a crucial step toward catching more and bigger bass. Here, Bassmaster Elite Series angler, Patrick Walters, shares his key tips on how to skip a jig with a baitcasting setup. Patrick's most important tip is to take your time when learning how to skip bait and being with a spinning rod and a weightless wacky worm, then work your way up to skipping a jig or light texas rig with a casting rod. Where many anglers go wrong is that they try to overpower and force the bait under a dock or tree, when the most important thing is to begin with your rod pointed at the target and proceed with a nice, smooth rolling cast motion. As the bait skips across the surface and loses momentum, Patrick likes to raise his rod tip to help maintain the remaining momentum and get maximum skipping distance.

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