Bass angler Gerald Swindle explains the four basic steps to skipping a bait.
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If ever there was a signature move in the world of professional bass fishing, it would be tournament pro Gerald Swindle’s skipping docks. His effortless yet accurate casts are the envy of the tour.
“It’s like that half-inch wrench in my toolbox,” Swindle is fond of saying. “It’s a tool that I always have ready, because I’ll always find a place to use it.” And use it he does. “I slipped from dock to dock to finish second in the Virginia Eastern Open in South Hill,” Swindle says. Here’s how it’s done.