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Mistakes anglers make while fishing boat docks

Alabama pro Matt Herren has won more than $800,000 with B.A.S.S., and boat docks have played a major role in that success. Photo by Garrick Dixon

Sure you fish docks. Most anglers do. You do it because you know fish love them and you catch them there. But are you really, really good at it? Matt Herren is. In fact, the Alabama pro might be the best there is on the Bassmaster Elite Series trail.

He’s so good that he doesn’t mind following anglers down a dock-lined bank because many anglers simply don’t fish them correctly. Here are six of the biggest mistakes Herren says he sees anglers make while fishing docks.