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    So will be retiring soon, lake cabin with 2 boat covered dock. My idea is to place a lot of crappie habitats (pvc type) in the opening of one of the boat slips just for fishing. Iíll have the boat docked in the other. This would allow the kids to go right out back and have a decent fishing area. I see a lot of people shooting docks and catching fish so would this be overkill and or pointless?


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    Personally, I would think you'd want the habitat under the dock part just to the side of the slip. That way, you could still use the slip and you could fish straight down without getting hung up in the habitat. Plus, the shade under the dock would be another attractant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoyleAlley View Post
    Personally, I would think you'd want the habitat under the dock part just to the side of the slip. That way, you could still use the slip and you could fish straight down without getting hung up in the habitat. Plus, the shade under the dock would be another attractant.
    That makes a lot of sense. My plan was to dedicate that whole slip as a habitat and sink Christmas trees under the dock itís self around the habitat. The dock being covered allows the shade like you stated and also allows comfortable fishing in the rain lol. Habitat under the dock does sound better and can tie it off to the structure of the dock....
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    See a lot of docks with structure added under the dock and in the slips as well. Seen a few docks lately with Christmas trees tied in the back of the slips. Most appear to be weighted on the top with the rope tied to the to the cut end of the trunk ( hanging upside down) . Lights over the water are also a good attractant for fish and fisherman alike.
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle
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    Quote Originally Posted by DockShootinJack View Post
    See a lot of docks with structure added under the dock and in the slips as well. Seen a few docks lately with Christmas trees tied in the back of the slips. Most appear to be weighted on the top with the rope tied to the to the cut end of the trunk ( hanging upside down) . Lights over the water are also a good attractant for fish and fisherman alike.
    Hanging upside down? Really would have thought right side up but more brush in the water column makes a strong argument also. Didnít think about lights they also will promote algae growth which attracts bait fish. ?


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    The trees are hung by a rope from the dock . They are visible during winter draw down so the base of the tree would be about 4 under the water during summer levels
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    When shooting docks at daybreak I will hit the ones with lights first.
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle
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    I have put 2 PVC condos in mine. They are about 5 ft tall and the dock is in 10ft of water @ full pool. I also added 2 upside down bamboo tops about a month ago. Last Saturday, we caught 20 crappies in an hour at midday.
    Moral of the story..... If you structure it, they will come!

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    at the risk of sounding like a skipping record would consider a variety of types of cover depending on the bottom type, layout/ slope/ draw down, ect. mixing PVC AND naturals tends to be the best overall as well as laying them from shallow to deep in rows with the PVC attractors deepest. and YES rigging a light tends to boost their overall effectiveness.
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    That is awesome! Great looking catch
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