Bass angler Gerald Swindle explains the four basic steps to skipping a bait.
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STEP 4: HITTING THE MARK
I always want to achieve accuracy without backlash.
Keep the bait low to the surface and end up with your rod tip pointing right at the target. Remember that you want your skip to be close to the target and not too far out in front of it, or you risk skipping it over or into the target.