(Mar 18, 2018 - Park Falls, WI)
Every angler has their own arena. Some are known for their crankbait casting skills; some for their Carolina- or Texas-rigging competency; others, perhaps, a finesse prowess like no other. But if there’s one method for landing even more bass than ones go-to system may be able to produce, it’s fishing docks.
Dock fishing is a year-round means of catching bass with a multitude of techniques; with spring and fall seeing numbers of fish, while the winter and summer months it’s fewer but bigger ones. And dock fishing has helped countless tournament anglers place in the money, as they skip, flip and pitch an array of different baits into tight quarters.
But while there are several methods for catching bass from docks and other snag-infested structure that have been conjured up over the years, there hasn’t been a rod perfect for placing heavy offerings in precise places that can also hoof a hefty bucketmouth out from heavy cover.
With that thought in mind, the rodsmiths at St. Croix created the Legend Tournament Bass Dock Sniper (LBC70HF). But don’t let the name fool you; this rod is a multi-tool for getting baits in the bullseye in all sorts of situations.
“Dock fishing is a strong winning pattern on any lake,” says Brian Snowden, Bassmaster tournament pro whose career winnings are tickling the million-dollar mark. “But it takes a special rod to be able to make an accurate cast to any nook and cranny where a big bass might be hiding.
“St. Croix’s new Legend Tournament Dock Sniper has an excellent tip action that allows me to quietly place my lure where it needs to be, and its strong backbone gives me the ability to get a good hook set and then maneuver fish over and around cables and other obstacles that might interfere with landing any fish, let alone a big one.”
The Dock Sniper’s 7-foot length allows anglers to seamlessly skip lures long distances. Its heavy-power, fast-action blank is constructed of high-modulus/high-strain SCIV graphite with FRS. Combined with Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) mandrel technology and Advanced Reinforcing Technology™ (ART™), this USA built blank delivers unparalleled sensitivity and strength.
“Anyone who’s picked it up and deflected the tip of the Legend Tournament Bass Dock Sniper knew it possessed the perfect feel,” says Dan Johnston, National Accounts Manager for St. Croix Rods. “It's a versatile rod that lets you present a variety of baits in all types of cover and can hit the spot in confined spaces. Heck, you can even tie up a spinnerbait and give it a long-distance cast.”
Designed for 14- to 25-pound test and 3/8- to 1 ½-ounce lures, the Dock Sniper joins the Legend Tournament Bass series, and comes complete with Fuji® K-Series Concept Tangle Free guides with Alconite® rings – ideal for braid, monofilament and fluorocarbon lines. A Fuji® PTS blank-touch reel seat and split-grip super-grade cork handle are light in weight and allows for superior sensitivity. Machined-aluminum wind check and trim pieces, as well Kigan hook-keeper, are enveloped with two coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish.
Designed and built in the USA, the Legend Tournament Bass Dock Sniper carries a 15-year transferrable warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service. Retails for $290.
Are the bass biting big baits? Are they holding tight to pylons or other super heavy structure? Plop your lure in the precise place with the Dock Sniper. Tap, tap… Set the hook and bring that big fish aboard.
Legend Tournament Bass Dock Sniper (LBC70HF) features:
• Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) mandrel technology
• Advanced Reinforcing Technology™ (ART™)
• High-modulus/high-strain SCIV graphite with FRS for unparalleled strength and durability
• Fuji® K-Series Concept tangle-free guides with Alconite rings, ideal for super braid, mono and fluorocarbon lines
• Fuji® PTS blank-touch reel seat
• Machined-aluminum wind check and trim pieces
• Split-grip/super-grade cork handle
• Kigan hook-keeper
• Two coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish
• 15-year transferable warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service
About St. Croix Rod
Now in its 70th year, Park Falls, Wisconsin based St. Croix Rod remains a family-owned and managed manufacturer of high-performance fishing rods with a heritage of USA manufacturing. Utilizing proprietary technologies, St. Croix controls every step of the rod-making process, from conception and design to manufacturing and inspection, in two company-owned facilities. The company offers a complete line of premium, American-made fly, spinning and casting rods under their Legend Elite®, Legend® Xtreme, Legend Tournament®, Avid Series®, Premier®, Wild River®, Tidemaster®, Imperial® and other trademarks through a global distribution network of full-service fishing tackle dealers. The company’s mid-priced Triumph®, Mojo Bass/Musky/Inshore/Surf, Eyecon® and Rio Santo series rods are designed and engineered in Park Falls, Wisconsin and built in a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Fresnillo, Mexico. Founded in 1948 to manufacture jointed bamboo fishing poles for a Minneapolis hardware store chain, St. Croix has grown to become the largest manufacturer of fishing rods in North America.