Casting With Zip
To make the skip cast, approach as close as you can to the cover without spooking the bass, typically about 15 feet. Then hold the rod tip low and make a sharp, sideways back cast. Snap the rod tip ahead, so the lure hits the water forcefully at the outer edge of the cover. When performed with zip and at a low enough angle, the lure skips inches over the surface and well back beneath the cover.