Well it was bound to happen. We’ve been able to dodge the storms since March, but mother nature finally won out this morning, and I had to cancel the trip. I got another scheduled for this afternoon, but while I have some free time, here’s what worked for us this week.
The docks and brush piles have been the key to our success. Docks with a good amount of water are producing nice take homes of crappie, with a Shaddaboy Thump Chubby being the bait of choice.
The brush piles have been productive, although I can’t believe how deep the fish are right now. My best pile this week was in water deeper than 20ft, with the fish only being a foot off the bottom. I have been using a CR Special Thump Chubby for this kind of situation.
In both scenarios, movement is key. Obviously, the jig is always moving while dock shooting. I’m using a 1/16 ounce unpainted jig head, and moving quickly from dock to dock. For brush, I’m using an 1/8 ounce jig head and moving the jig up and down or pitching it quite a bit. Either way, they don’t want it sitting still.
A few pictures from the last few days:
Bait of choice