There are so many fishing rods on the market today it is hard to have a rod for every style that you can fish. However, most companies are making specialty rods that are specific for each technique. Whether you are fishing for bass or panfish, dock fishing can be very productive and dependable pattern. Personally, I have had great success on our local river systems, and at most lakes in New York fish docks. The rod I prefer is a 5′-9″ to 6′-6″ one piece spinning rod. A medium heavy rod with a fast tip is a must when bass fishing. The smaller rod makes it easier to cast and fight fish in tight to the docks. Take a look at the specialty rod that Fenwick makes for skipping docks. It is a true winner.