here is the secret to cedar creek.
go to GOOGLE EARTH and find cedar creek lake. then go to the top tab and click on VIEW/
Scroll down the tabs and click on HISTORICAL IMAGERY.
Go back to the lake and slide the little slider on the top left to this date. 11/17/2014
The lake was extremely low at this date. you can easily see which are the deepest docks, and even brushpiles on points if you look closely.
At the bottom of the page you see grid coordinates that change when you move the mouse. so move the mouse onto the deep dock and click on it with a pinmark. you can record the grid coordinates and input them into your GPS, make a map, sketch a map, whatever you want to do. theres even a program to convert the gps coordinates to humminbird or lowrance format. GPS BABEL is one. RIDELEADER is another.
Deep docks on or near points should be great. Where you find good docks you will find good brush, and vice versa.
once you look at what im telling you, you will see why you can shoot 60 docks and not catch a fish, but find the 15 percent that hold fish and you will be a rockstar.
If you have questions, pm me.
I had to figure this out on my own, and spent abt 30 hours searching and marking the deep docks and brushpiles on google earth.
one more thing, the crappie sometimes sit in front of the docks, so pay attewntion to your sonar as you come up to them.
Take 5 good shots from different angles under the dock,. if no action move on. Theres way more good docks than you can shoot in one day. Shooting docks is a reaction bite situation, your not jigging, jukon, and jiving.. you shoot it, let it set a couple seconds, short hop it, once let it set a second, then short hop it back or slow roll it back to the boat, a small roadrunner with black /chart plastic jig is a good lure to try. use hi vis line and watch your line at all times.
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