Bass Fishing – Walk The Dog Style

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Bass Fishing – Walk The Dog Style

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

By | 2018-03-23T08:49:36+00:00 March 15th, 2013|Bass Plugs, Videos|1 Comment

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Site Administrator Glenn Kilpatrick has a passion for all types of sea angling. Past winner of the Whitby Sea Anglers fishing club on 2 occasions, Glenn now mainly focuses on summer fishing with bass and pollack being his favoured target fish. Glenn now also prefers Kayak Fishing over any other type of Sea Fishing.

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  1. Gary Watson March 4, 2010 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Great advice, I also agree there seem to be this “secrecy” surrounding bass lure fishing, but dont get caught up in all that (It has to be done exactly like that or i wont catch fish) Its not like that at all, Its all about practice and you will soon find what method works for you and more importantly what method catches you more bass… Work your lure and watch how it acts in the water, does it look like a bait fish in distress?? if so a bass will also think that too.. There is nothing magical about it, there is no right or wrong way.. Just give it a go.

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