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(318)560-9827 « previous next » Pages: [1] Go Down. 17 -20lb fluoro or 50lb braid. And don’t think that you can only skip soft plastics and jigs. I had to get good at skipping pretty quickly because that was the only way I could make a cast most times. I just couldn't do it no mater what I did. Also, be sure to maintain pressure with your thumb on the spool. There are a number of factors that go into the process and in this post, I'm going to be talking about how to skip a jig using a baitcaster. I know I need to keep practicing, but does anybody have any tips that might help? Bassmaster Elite Series pro Russ Lane compares the motion of skipping a baitcaster to the same underhand movement employed by a submarine pitcher in baseball. Tim shows the 4 combos and the baits he uses for dock fishing. Man, it was day and night difference for me. From Senkos to swimbaits to jigs, this is the information you need to improve your dock fishing this year. “When I am skipping docks with a jig, I’ll use a 3/8- or ½-oz most of the time and will either spool it up with 15- or 20-lb P-Line Ultimate Fluorocarbon,” he said. Settings Welcome, Bing [Bot] All caught up! I've been skipping with a baitcaster since I was a little boy. With this model, you get to enjoy the finesse of a top-notch saltwater reel coupled with immense drag power and heavy-duty gearing. In this video I show you Fail Proof techniques to help you become a better ‘skipper,’ … source. For this task, Montgomery goes with the Strike King Rage Bug, a streamlined bait with a ribbed body and coffee scent. The Gear. Having a reel that has the right gear ratio is super important and will dramatically increase your odds at landing bass when fishing around docks and in heavy cover. My buddies all use spinning reels to do it with much success. Being able to skip bait is one of the more effective things you can learn because it'll allow you to get in tight spots or under certain things. When skipping a jig with a baitcaster, it is critical that the reel is setup correctly. 5787782.jpg. When you are pitching and flipping you want a reel that has a high gear ratio. Swindle prefers skipping floating docks because they are "more aggravating" to flippers and pitchers. Mainly skipping wacky senkos with it. Probably because I only like to skip jigs, frogs, and big swimbaits. dannyp Moderator. … There’s definitely an art to it, but I’m slowly getting better at it and it’s quite fun! Now you can successfully skip docks with a baitcaster. Posts: 2,991 Best jig to skip docks with using a baitcaster Jan 10, 2012 22:19:47 GMT -1 . Skipping docks and overhanging cover is easy with the right equipment! You’ll often find the biggest fish positioned in the deepest, darkest shade under a boat dock. Print; Author Topic: skipping jigs with a baitcaster, need help (Read 6691 times) banddroy. Be it working lots of water with crankbaits, using fluorocarbon for finesse techniques, skipping docks or casting just about any hard lure or soft bait when dealing with windy conditions, the SLX DC reels feature Shimano’s I-DC4 digital control technology which utilizes a microcomputer to control brake force at every moment of the cast. Page 1 of 1: (video originally published on Wired2Fish.com) Wired2Fish's managing editor Walker Smith gives viewers some tips on skipping docks with a baitcaster Considering its price, it’s safe to say that you’re getting quite the beast at bargain rates. Tim shows the 4 combos and the baits he uses for dock fishing. Every bass angler knows that a baitcaster without a thumb might as well be a rat’s nest of tangled line and frustration. "If the shade line is the longest part of the dock — say it's 20 feet — I'll try to get one cast to skip all the way through there and then actually fish the bait back. This is an excellent reel if you’re planning on skipping applications. This reel was specifically designed and manufactured to bring anglers looking for an entry level baitcaster an entirely new standard of performance and aesthetics. I could watch this stuff all day! I'll admit that I gave up skipping after getting tons of backlash with my baitcaster setup in the past. From Senkos to swimbaits to jigs, this is the information you need to improve your dock fishing this year. Now I am able to skip under the docks with 3/8oz jigs/trailers. If you go the caster route, 6'8 to 7'0 medium heavy to heavy (I prefer heavy) with a soft tip. I like shimanos too, but the daiwa braking systems combined with sv or 1016 spools are the only reels I can skip with other than a spinning reel Lined it up with 17# mono to help out with backlashes. A skipping jig trailer has a job to do, but it’s more about creating the right balance of profile and aqua dynamics than enticing fish with lots of active appendages. Ask questions about species, tactics and tricks for your next fishing adventure. Concept Z received a fair few positive reviews when it was released on the open market. Meyer, of course, is a fool. That's where skipping comes into play. Do you want to learn how to skip a lure with a baitcaster ( baitcasting reel like the Team Lew’s Pro-Ti SLP Speed Spool Casting… Read more Tim covers the spectrum with 4 rods and can adapt to changing conditions on the fly. I can remember walking through the woods to different ponds and having to beat back the briars and limbs in order to get a very small casting window from the bank. The best gear ratio for flipping is 8:1:1 in my opinion, the faster the better. Once you learn to skip effectively, you can put a bait in places most other anglers can't, and you'll be fishing for bass that rarely see a lure. First, make sure that both the spool tension and the brake are tighter than you would normally set them. How to Skip a Jig with a Baitcaster. Not crazy expensive just wanted to see if i would like it first. I'm 100% baitcaster for skipping docks. “Skipping Docks” is the fishing technique of skipping a lure, like a stone, across the water surface to get it further under some overhanging cover, like docks, trees or bridges. John Neporadny Jr. John Neporadny Jr. Docks + shade = bass That's the simple equation Gerald Swindle likes to work whenever he fishes any lake in the fall that has floating boathouses or fixed piers. This next tip will teach you how to set your baitcaster for skipping docks. “Skipping Docks” is the fishing technique of skipping a lure, like a stone, across the water surface to get it further under some overhanging cover, like docks, trees or bridges. They stopped making my dock skipping jig and I bought all the clearanced out jigs remaining and I'm down to about half a dozen . Sometimes the smallest adjustments make the biggest difference ! Last year, I decided to invest into the SV103XS. You can easily skip certain hard baits as well! After you have the tension set right crank your braking system all the way down. Ijust recently got into skipping docks over bass catch and release opener on saturday. "I first read the target," he advises. The ultimate for me would have to be a t3 with an sv spool installed, but the alphas sv, sv103, and t3 1016 in that order aren't far behind. Skipping docks and overhanging cover is easy with the right equipment! G-Man on skipping docks. Perfect for everything from plastics to cranks to Chatterbaits and more, the TATULA CT (Compact) brings versatility to anglers of all walks. If you were good at skipping rocks across the water as a kid, then you can become proficient at skipping with a baitcaster to those tight spots under floating docks, wooden piers, bushes and cypress tree limbs. Over this last summer I also started skipping with a baitcaster using mostly ribbit frogs and some skipping jigs. This is the mode that makes the Curado DC a real option for anglers that don’t consider themselves baitcasting experts, and those proficient in baitcasting will also appreciate how good this mode is when the wind is against you. Here is a slow motion break down of a jig being skipped with a baitcaster shot in 240FPS and 480FPS. I do skip baits though and love skipping an unweighted Fluke under docks Took me forever to figure out how to do it using a bait caster reel without a birdsnest but I did finally master it once I purchased the correct reel. 7′ might be a bit too long, next year i’ll probably get something in the 6′-9″ range. The sv spools make skipping a breeze, and it's even better with the magforce 3d braking on the t3 reels. The longer length allows you to control and steer the fish better once hooked, but it will require more practice to become accurate at skipping because of the increase tip speed when using a long rod. Meyer was not a fool. Topic: skipping jigs with a baitcaster, need help; ADD SPACE Laurie Cork Ph. I have 3 different rods I skip with, all have different lines. I’m admittedly a terrible bait skipper and while the system didn’t necessarily make me look like a pro it certainly made skipping under docks a whole lot easier. Choosing The Right Bait for Skipping Docks… Like when you’re choosing a rock to skip you would need a bait that is relatively flat and compact. 30 Sep. Skipping can make a great day out on the water…or your worst nightmare!! How To Skip Fishing Lures with a Baitcaster (Docks & Trees) Posted on September 30, 2020 by Jullian Rodgers. That’s exactly why accurate and stealthy casts are so important. “Skipping Docks” is the fishing technique of skipping a lure, like a stone, across the water surface to get it further under some overhanging cover, like docks, trees or bridges. Baits like jigs, flukes, senkos are just some of the lures you can use. Compose new PM? But the backlash never followed. Do you want to learn how to skip a lure with a baitcaster ( baitcasting reel like the Team Lew’s Pro-Ti SLP Speed Spool Casting… Read more Tim covers the spectrum with 4 rods and can adapt to changing conditions on the fly. I having a heck of a time trying to skip under a dock without getting a birds nest. Smallmouth; Offline; Posts: 28; skipping jigs with a baitcaster, need help « on: December 07, 2006, 01:16:51 PM » I … Bought a 6’9″ baitcaster with an abu garcia black max reel. A longer, heavier spinning rod is much better suited to skipping soft plastics around docks. Thanks . You have no notifications. By Ryan DeChaine • Feb 16, 2017. Seconds later, his lure splashed down. (318)347-7380 You can Email Me Here Mike Cork Ph. Anyone know of a great jig for skipping docks with a baitcaster ? Lastly, make sure … Skipping Lures with a Baitcaster. Now you'll loosen or tighten your spool tension knob until your jig just starts to fall from your rod tip. January 31, 2011. Jigs with white or pear crawfish trailers make good packages for skipping under low hanging docks and brush, a highly effective bassing tactic during the shad spawn on Alabama lakes. 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