The YUM Dinger line of soft plastics have done more for my fishing than any other bait on the market. I rig a YUM Dinger wacky style during the postspawn. I use a spinning rod and skip the bait right under docks and overhanging trees.

During this time of year the bass are not very active and most of the time you won’t even feel them bite, there will just be a little extra weight on the end of the line.

I work it out from under the cover and throw it again. The 5 inch version is ideal for water that has a little bit of stain or when you want to target bigger fish. The 4 inch version is my go-to bait when it is really tough.

Brad Smith, of Van Buren, Ark., is a bass pro and guide on the Arkansas River.