It is the most unassuming topwater lure, just a painted, torpedo-shaped body with hooks attached; no cupped popping face, sputtering propeller blades, or any other built-in flashiness. So why go to the trouble of tying one on? Because only a stickbait lets you use that side-to-side, injured-baitfish technique known as walking the dog. Good dog walkers can steer their baits across the surface, into hard-to-reach places like the spaces beneath boat docks and overhanging limbs. And easy-to-cast stickbaits cover lots of water, which is important when you're fishing for the scattered bass that feed over points and flats in June.