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turkeyfootnc
01-22-2007, 07:31 PM
Just wondering if any of you guys ever use a slip cork while shooting docks?
Thanks!

Slipcork
01-22-2007, 11:35 PM
Don't know about "shooting" docks, but I fish a lot with a slip cork. The water I fish is clear and you have to stay back from the docks. So, use that slip cork and work your bait or jig. You can keep your bait in the right spot and work it.

Must learn to watch that cork. Sometimes they will just move it or lift the bait and the cork just changes the way it sits. They don't alway pull it under.

CrappiePappy
01-23-2007, 08:43 AM
Just wondering if any of you guys ever use a slip cork while shooting docks?
Thanks!

It would be a bit hard to shoot a dock, with a slipcork on the line, but not impossible. The dock would have to be pretty "open", as your slipcork/jig are not going to "skip" across the water ... like a jig alone will. If you think you need more "zone time", with your jig ... downsize to a smaller jighead. In most instances, when I've been shooting docks, there's been no need for a "float" of any kind. But, I have been known to "swing" a minner/float into the outer edge shade of the dock, up into the boat slip, and/or around one of the support poles :D ....... cp :cool:

crappiefarmer
01-23-2007, 09:13 AM
It would be a bit hard to shoot a dock, with a slipcork on the line, but not impossible. The dock would have to be pretty "open", as your slipcork/jig are not going to "skip" across the water ... like a jig alone will. If you think you need more "zone time", with your jig ... downsize to a smaller jighead. In most instances, when I've been shooting docks, there's been no need for a "float" of any kind. But, I have been known to "swing" a minner/float into the outer edge shade of the dock, up into the boat slip, and/or around one of the support poles :D ....... cp :cool:

How do you work a dock or pontoon boat in 3 to 5 feet of water shooting jigs? How lite of a jig will you use? Whats your favorite bait for shooting? CF

fishin3
01-24-2007, 08:54 AM
1/32 and panassaian. Or at least that is what I have been told by the high authorites. HEHE

ky-slabseeker
01-24-2007, 09:10 AM
I like to shoot a 1/32 hair jig...When shooting docks remember always look for the shade!!

CrappiePappy
01-24-2007, 09:55 AM
How do you work a dock or pontoon boat in 3 to 5 feet of water shooting jigs? How lite of a jig will you use? Whats your favorite bait for shooting? CF

I don't shoot docks that are that shallow :D ... but, if I did, I'd start with a 1/32oz and downsize from there ;) (if I knew they were under there)

My favorite dock shooting bait would have to be a 1/32-1/16oz weedless jighead with a Panfish Assassin body ... 4lb-6lb test hi-vis line. The Panfish Assassin body just seems to "skip" better/farther than a tube body or solid body. That's not to say that hollow & solid tube bodies don't work, far from it !! I've caught a lot more Crappie on tubes, than on Panfish Assassins ... but, only because I've used them a lot longer ;) A lot of the time I choose which "body" I'm using ... simply because that "color" is what's working (and I don't have "that color" in the body I "want" to use :p ). You gots to give'em what they want, and not what you want to use :eek: ... LOL!! .... cp :cool:

Marc
01-24-2007, 12:27 PM
Dock shooting is one of my funniest ways to fish for crappie, we use 4' spinning rods with 6lb highviz, 1/32 or 1/16oz tube jigs, we supperglue the tube jigs as well, never tried the slip-bobber though. Here in my neck of the woods I primarly fish 3 different lakes year round, but out of the three their is only one we primarly dock fish, the reason for that is the two other lakes are not suitable for that fishing (let me clarify that WE have not figured them out yet). But the lake we fish is the oldest out of the three and also it is saturated with docks which helps. The video from this link has helped me alot with dock shooting http://www.catchcrappie.com/ . Mr Patty is pretty much a legand around my area and concidered crappie dock specialist. One of things he mentions in his vidio when shooting docks is to look for wood/covered/OLDER docks.

Also after shooting your jig pay attention to your line, if it makes any twitches/slack ect set the hook.

Good-luck

Marc