View Full Version : Dock shooting corks

01-25-2012, 11:00 PM
Hey everyone, I have been watching b and m crappie videos and and reading my past editions of crappie world and when it comes to dock shooting corks and jigs what kind of corks are you guys shooting. The ones I have seen people use in the videos and in the pics in magazines are small orange slip corks.... I honestly have never seen these in any stores and have no clue what they would be called... Any tips or suggestions would be great thanks

01-26-2012, 01:59 AM
We don't have any docks on this lake but my son and I have learned to shoot cork and jigs under low tree limbs and stuff. We usually don't have the fixed float set more than 1 1/2 to 2 feet deep though. You might get away with a slip float set at deeper depths. Sometimes I shoot it in open water just to stay in practice.
Here is a pic of our preferred cork and usually a 1/32 or 1/16 oz. jig.


old reeler
01-26-2012, 07:16 AM
Try any source of ice fishing supplies & you'll find the floats you're looking for.

01-26-2012, 07:56 AM
I use the weighted mr crappie fixed cork there not round more barrel shaped and weighted on the bottom side I find it cast a little better with the extra weight I set it about a foot or two above the lure depending on the water depth not really any docks I do shoot te reeds on the bayou

01-26-2012, 05:18 PM
Teardrop Strike Indicators | Bass Pro Shops (http://www.basspro.com/Teardrop-Strike-Indicators/product/44565/111425)
Heres what I use. They are in the Fly Fishing Section. Use the smallest one. I peg them to a certain depth, I cant get the 1/32 oz jigs to feed line thru a slip cork. There are also some round cork ones you can get from ice fishing suppliers.

01-26-2012, 05:50 PM
if shooting under doc ,better not to use corks,if its high you can use one alright ,to me its best to just use smaller weight and slow down..

The Shootist
01-26-2012, 05:57 PM
I started shooting with a float a couple weeks ago.Im using 1/32 leadhead with 5/8" diameter strike indicator from BPS.I dont peg the line and float but i put a bobber stop to set the depth....Im not having trouble with line going through th strike indicator.......Im shooting under pontoon boats setting in the water with this set up so it does work....The added weight of the float adds to distance of your shot but it will not skip like a jig so you have to shoot high to hit the target.Im using 4 lb mr crappie line so that might make a difference about getting the line to sink through the float....Im using the same as what barrelslime has a link to above....