Compared to many, my bass angling knowledge is fairly limited. I was thinking to myself just the other day, how so much in the world of bass fishing seems to be shrouded in secrecy. Its always been my aim to unravel the mystery and secrets surrounding all types of angling, and to try make easier for your average man on the beach to catch a few more fish each year.

One thing that has had me foxed for quite some time is the term “Walking The Dog”. Our onsite fishing forum is home to a great number of experienced sea anglers, so what better place to ask the question, “Just what is walking the dog, in terms of bass fishing ???

The answers soon came back and made it apparent that walking the dog is nothing special, its just a way of working your lures to make them more natural looking and attractive to our favourite predatory fish – The Bass. Simply by striking your rod down to the left, then winding in the slack line created by this action before repeating the downward rod strike to the right this time will make your lure zig zag through the water. Repeating this left – right action of the lure as you retrieve it will impart a sandeal type action which no passing bass will be able to resist.

That’s it, its no great secret and its very easy. Walking the dog is nothing more than making your lures swim like a fish

Here is a rather nice video showing you the method in action, using the new Rapala X Walk 13