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    Default Calling all dock shooters.

    I shoot a panfish assassin on a 1/24 oz head 99.9% of the time but was curious what all you guys use, weight, soft plastic and what color do you usually start with. What rod and line do you use also. I'm not really happy with my Fenwick 6'3" medium light after I broke a old 6'2" medium light Shimano Clarus. I'm not as accurate with my new rod.

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    Panfish Assassins 1.5" - Popsicle
    1/16oz weedless ballhead jig
    6#test Vicious copolymer hi-vis
    6'6" ESP PowerLite rod

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    Wally Marshall seed shooter is my favorite! I like a stiffer rod ! And it’s a good all around rod ! Good sale on them at Academy sports just bought 2 more 7’ . 4#hi viz any brand that is fresh works well for me ! 1/16th and 1/32nd hand tie in white/chartreuse or black/chartreuse. Or 2” stinger shad monkey milk

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    BnM Sharpshooter Six with 1/32 Shad stinger plastics.

    I love my hand ties but think smooth plastics skip a little better.
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    1/32 #2 red sickle jig head, Power Pro slick 8 2 pound diameter, 7 foot ML Okuma Celilo rod, Pflueger President XT reel. Bobby Garland baby shad in Lights Out color to start
    :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 3 rods I dock shoot with: Denali Pryme 6', ACC Crappie Stix 6'6" (new), and a Cadence 6'3" MLXF CS7 one-piece. I like them all, I keep all three rigged and ready in case of break-off, color change, etc, I just grab another. Favorite? I give the nod to the Cadence, must be the xtra-fast action, but it really shoots farthest, and is also the lightest. Any hi-viz 4# line is fine, usually Mr Crappie. Usually shoot a 1/32 jig head with plastics which vary wildly in brand, shape, and color.
    "Alive without breath, as cold as death; never thirsty, ever drinking, all in mail never clinking."
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    I use several rods for shooting, usually whatever I have in my hand. They all have different personalities but a couple of shots and I’m up to speed. 5’ ul to 6’6” medium light fast. I do better with a larger spooled reel like a 1500 series, but my President 6920’s do well also. Mostly 4lb BPS offshore angler tight lines, hi vis. My shooting these days is under branches and into small pockets around the base of trees so accuracy is key.

    Most often used lately is a 5’6” lightning rod UL, President 6920 with 2lb nanofil with a 4lb clear mono leader launching a 1/48 oz jig. I’m sending the little jig as far as I have been shooting a 1/32 jig on my 6’6” with 4lb line. Fighting bigger surprise fish has also been successful.

    Hope this helps and you find what you’re after. Practice and time on the water will develop this technique faster and better than anything else. In TN the docks were all floaters and the small holes of today will be the same for time unending. If you couldn’t hit it today you better practice because it will be the same tomorrow. I could barely hit an 8” square when I started shooting docks, now I am confident that I can hit a 4” square at 20’ and pull that fish out. You’ll be able to do the same. Find a rod that works for you, cheaper the better, and set the drag to where it slips before the rod lets go. Then don’t use any other rod to shoot with until you can hit what you target without much thought. By then you will have your casting rod in hand and not think anything about shooting the dock you’re approaching. Keep us posted.
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    bnm sharpshooter6 also ozark dock shooter, 1/32 from lite wire hooks Curtis Hobbs, 4 & 6lb stren crappie hivis, bobby garland and strike king color depends on conditons

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    I use some older model BnM Sharpshooter rods with size 20 Okuma Stinson spinning reels. I use 8lb hi-vis power pro with a 1/24 jig head. Bait so choice are 2" slab tails or shadpoles. If I have a foot of half of clearance on the docks I will use a Daiwa spincasting reel with a 6ft Daiwa rod. I can cast this rig under handed and the jig way back in the slips.

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    Thank you gentlemen.

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