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#11582149 - 05/04/16 07:08 AM Dock Shooting rod?
Rathr B. Fishin Offline
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Registered: 04/01/16
Posts: 35
Loc: Mexia, TX
Looking to try my hand at dock shooting this week. I'm sure there are some threads on here covering the type/length/action/line size but, I don't have access to a Bass Pro before I plan to fish. Can some of you experienced shooters suggest a rod/setup that I can pick up at Academy/Cabelas/Gander Mountain? Maybe suggest what size jig, 1/32"? 1/16"? Sorry to ask so much, just trying to learn the easy way, ask!

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#11582167 - 05/04/16 07:25 AM Re: Dock Shooting rod? [Re: Rathr B. Fishin]
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Worth every penny of the $45.00

Pro Angler 5'5"

http://proanglertackle.com/CrappieRods.htm
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#11582174 - 05/04/16 07:29 AM Re: Dock Shooting rod? [Re: Rathr B. Fishin]
larry mays Offline
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Registered: 11/24/14
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Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
Use what you have the first few times, then you will know what fits you as for as rods. I like to use about 2 inch jigs and that calls for a number 4 hook and use it in 3/32, 1/16, 1/32, 1/48 and 1/64th and they all have there day depending on the fall the fish want that day. Right now most of the lakes have high water so good luck finding a dock with enough room to shoot.

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#11582237 - 05/04/16 08:01 AM Re: Dock Shooting rod? [Re: Rathr B. Fishin]
Rathr B. Fishin Offline
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Registered: 04/01/16
Posts: 35
Loc: Mexia, TX
So a shorter rod rather than a longer one?

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#11582242 - 05/04/16 08:04 AM Re: Dock Shooting rod? [Re: Rathr B. Fishin]
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Yep. Get a 5'5" rod (Pro Angler). 6-8 # mono. 1/32 - 1/16 oz jig head.
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#11582302 - 05/04/16 08:28 AM Re: Dock Shooting rod? [Re: Rathr B. Fishin]
larry mays Offline
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Registered: 11/24/14
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Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
If you don't mind I would like to ask something here. With feather jig a person can get hole of the hook bend and works well for me. But on the plastic jigs that part is in the jig, what's a good working way to do this with out messing up the jig or getting a hook in the hand.

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#11582309 - 05/04/16 08:33 AM Re: Dock Shooting rod? [Re: Rathr B. Fishin]
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I hold the lead of the jig and not the hook. Try using a larger hook on the jigs with plastic if you choose to hold the hook end.
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#11582314 - 05/04/16 08:36 AM Re: Dock Shooting rod? [Re: Rathr B. Fishin]
crappie fan Offline
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BnM Sharp Shooter 6 is awesome.
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#11582351 - 05/04/16 08:52 AM Re: Dock Shooting rod? [Re: Rathr B. Fishin]
larry mays Offline
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Registered: 11/24/14
Posts: 862
Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
I learn on the feathers and they work well but some times think maybe the action of plastic would help. But at this time I am not good getting it by the head. I catch more docks than fish, thanks
Think maybe just need to do more of it.

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#11582497 - 05/04/16 09:58 AM Re: Dock Shooting rod? [Re: crappie fan]
Pintail711 Offline
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Registered: 08/11/15
Posts: 383
Loc: Longview, Tx
I've been using 1/16 oz jig head with a mr crappie slabalicious... I think the color is called refrigerator white with chartreuse and monkey shine. But definitely use mono.
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#11582553 - 05/04/16 10:27 AM Re: Dock Shooting rod? [Re: Rathr B. Fishin]
larry mays Offline
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Registered: 11/24/14
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Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
Pintail a jig I have been using a lot and catching some bigger fish on is Wally's joker "chart black" and comes three legs or tails. The body is black, one leg is black, one green chart and the other yellow chart. I cut the black leg off at the body and use it as a small 2 inch frog jig. The color is one of a kind for a crappie jig.

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#11582606 - 05/04/16 10:47 AM Re: Dock Shooting rod? [Re: shut-up-and-fish]
Action_Jackson Offline
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Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1261
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Originally Posted By: shut-up-and-fish

Yep. Get a 5'5" rod (Pro Angler). 6-8 # mono. 1/32 - 1/16 oz jig head.

+1
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#11582615 - 05/04/16 10:51 AM Re: Dock Shooting rod? [Re: Rathr B. Fishin]
Rathr B. Fishin Offline
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Registered: 04/01/16
Posts: 35
Loc: Mexia, TX
Thanks for the good info guys, I'm not opposed to trial and error but learning this way I can at least have a starting point.

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#11582677 - 05/04/16 11:25 AM Re: Dock Shooting rod? [Re: Rathr B. Fishin]
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Loc: Chandler, Texas
+1 on use what you have first! I just happen to win a 6'Bonehead in a drawing and it is now my Dock Shooter. I used the 4 1/2' Pro Angler for 4 years but I believe I get more distance with the longer rod.I use hand tied jigs now exclusively but used to shoot a 1/16oz round head with a #6 sickle and a"Mini" Slab Bandit from Crazy Angler. DEADLY COMBINATION under the docks!
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#11582732 - 05/04/16 11:54 AM Re: Dock Shooting rod? [Re: crappie fan]
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Registered: 02/21/02
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Originally Posted By: crappie fan
BnM Sharp Shooter 6 is awesome.


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