docks makes it easier for him to fish them effectively.
#2 SLOW: “I like to slowly approach a dock to avoid spooking fish,” he began. “It is almost like hunting, where you are targeting individual bass and you should be as quiet as possible. I also stay back as far
as I can; so, the bass does not know you are
#3 CLOCKWISE: Since he is right- handed, he prefers to fish a line of docks in a clockwise manner. This allows him to extend his right arm past the trolling motor and get the best possible skip without interference. “You can get yourself in a
better position to skip the jig way back
under a dock. If you come counterclockwise
you are working against yourself and it
just makes it harder to be accurate,” he
WHAT MAKES A GOOD DOCK?
Any dock with a few inches or more of clearance is prime for skipping, but there are some that are even more appealing in Zona’s mind.
“The best docks are ones that have a big platform to skip under or those with pontoon boats tied to them,” he said. “This gives you a better opening to skip. If you can find one of these with scattered grass around it or if the dock is on a point, you have a dock tailor-made for skipping.”