Angler Education

Fishing Docks for Largemouth Bass

Docks and boat houses are important cover for bass, particularly when shoreline development has depleted natural cover. High-percentage spots depend on water depth and cover options. To tempt bites, flip or pitch jigs or softbaits like tubes, soft stickbaits, worms, or craws by pilings and into boat stalls. Rig with a pegged sinker to achieve a low trajectory under the structures. When bass hold far underneath docks and platforms, often the case on bright sunny days, skipping baits underneath with sidearm casts is most effective.