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#12650059 - 02/27/18 04:46 PM Dock Shooting set up
Lollygagger Offline
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Registered: 03/31/14
Posts: 170
Loc: East Texas
What is your preferred line size and jig weight when dock shooting and why? I have fished that way in the past but not a whole lot and when I did, I just used the same rod and set up that I had been fishing bridge columns with. I would have been shooting 8lb. mono with an eighth ounce jig.
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#12650071 - 02/27/18 04:55 PM Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger]
CrappieXpress Offline
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Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 130
Loc: Longview
6’6” light action with fast tip (fast tip is very important) . 6# high viz monofilament and a 1/16 oz jig.

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#12650132 - 02/27/18 05:24 PM Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger]
BrazosRiverTom Offline
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Registered: 12/15/12
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Loc: Mineral Wells, TX
I have tried several poles, and my favorite for dock shooting is the 5'6" ACC Crappie Stix dock shooting rod, open face reel, 6# Hi-Vis mono line, 1/16th jig head with #2 red Sickle hook.

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#12650149 - 02/27/18 05:30 PM Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger]
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6lb Mr Crappie line in high vis and a 1/16th oz jig. High vis line so I can see my line jump on light bites. I use a 1/16th oz jig because I want the jig to fall slowly and not too fast which gives the fish a chance to grab it. A heavier jig will give them less time to see it and react and will then mean you catch less fish.
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#12650294 - 02/27/18 06:54 PM Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2587
Loc: Beckville, TX
I keep different size rods for dock shooting spooled with 6# Hi-Vis, however, I keep at least one spooled with 4# Hi-Vis. If I feel certain the fish are there but not biting or they just quit biting a 1/16th for some reason then I'll drop to a 1/24th or 1/32 jig and you really need a light line to shoot those little boogers. Heck, if there's plenty of room I'll shoot a 1/16th with a 7' Bonehead most the time. My fishing partner uses 1/18th jigs on a short Ugly Stick and he will wear those crappie out. Main thing is WATCH THAT LINE! Dock shooting is a blast.

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#12650317 - 02/27/18 07:04 PM Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger]
Txmedic033 Online   content
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
I use a 6.5' Pro Angler with Mr Crappie 6# hi viz line. I tried a 5.5' rod, but it lacks the distance needed for big docks so I got a longer rod and can send them out the other side of the dock if I choose to. Spinning reel is a necessity and the larger spools let the line come off a little better with less memory than the smaller sizes. 1/16 or 1/32 oz jig head with a super tough plastic glued in place. I make my own and glue quite a few on so that when I get hung up like usual and break off I can just tie on another jig head with a plastic already glued on. I prefer the small frogs that skip good and the feet never stop kicking. Get a pack of frogs from Constant Pursuit Outfitters and glue them on a jig head. You will catch 100 crappie off of one frog if you don't lose it. They are tough as nails. I wish Lane would share his plastic recipe with me....... hmmm

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#12650326 - 02/27/18 07:07 PM Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger]
Slewfoot Offline
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Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 2873
Loc: E Texas
5'8" bonehead! 6lbs clear blue stren. 1/16 oz jig!!

1/6oz jug might be a little hard to find!! roflmao


Edited by Slewfoot (02/28/18 08:57 AM)

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#12650804 - 02/27/18 11:56 PM Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Slewfoot]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 6568
Loc: Grandview, TX
Originally Posted By: Slewfoot
5'8" bonehead! 6lbs clear blue stren. 1/6 oz jig!!


Ditto on the Bonehead...4/6 lb test, fuzzy tail jigs 1/24 or smaller (slow drop)...I use a 1000 or 1500 series reel, so the line comes off easier and I can shoot the light jig farther.


Edited by crapicat (03/01/18 07:54 AM)

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#12651556 - 02/28/18 12:09 PM Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger]
Duck_Jerky Offline
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My rig is a B'n'M 6' SharpShooter...1/16oz jig...and 4-pound hi-vis line.

I use 4 pound because it comes off the reel quicker than 6 or 8 pound, so jig shoots farther with less effort.

https://www.bnmpoles.com/collections/fishing-poles/products/ssd60
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#12651783 - 02/28/18 01:42 PM Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Slewfoot]
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
Originally Posted By: Slewfoot
5'8" bonehead! 6lbs clear blue stren. 1/16 oz jig!!

1/6oz jug might be a little hard to find!! roflmao


I can make you some, but they're gonna have a flat side!

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#12651935 - 02/28/18 03:09 PM Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger]
slabcrazy Offline
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Registered: 05/22/14
Posts: 83
My rig is a 7' WM Speed Shooter...1/16oz jig...and 4-pound hi-vis line.

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#12651972 - 02/28/18 03:28 PM Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: slabcrazy]
CrappieXpress Offline
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Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 130
Loc: Longview
Originally Posted By: slabcrazy
My rig is a 7' WM Speed Shooter...1/16oz jig...and 4-pound hi-vis line.



How do you like that new speed shooter? I’ve been eyeing those lately...... as if I needed another rod or 2

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#12652012 - 02/28/18 03:49 PM Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger]
slabcrazy Offline
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Registered: 05/22/14
Posts: 83
it took a little bit to get use to the length but now I love it. with 4lb line the jig shoots farther with less effort.

I also use the bone head brush gliders with great success. they are a very versatile bait. you can rig them flat or sideways to speed or slow down the drop speed.

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#12652064 - 02/28/18 04:18 PM Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger]
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Registered: 06/09/12
Posts: 18
6'9" Major Craft Nanoace medium with extra fast tip(extra fast shoots extra far). Their medium is like most medium lights. 6lb. hi viz Vicious panfish line. I use smaller than 1/16 jigs and add whatever size clam shot is needed to make 1/16 total weight. That seems to be the magic weight and will easily shoot 30-40 feet on a flat line. If I raise the trajectory, I can shoot 1/16 almost as far as I can cast for open water fishing. Saves wear on the arm and is much more accurate. Another great technique for dock shooting is 1/16 drop shot with a tear drop weight(easier to hold than the skinny ones). Ultra light jig bodies or 2 inch Gulp minnows on #6 or8 Owner mosquito hook are deadly.

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#12655714 - 03/02/18 06:27 PM Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Duck_Jerky]
Coachzee Online   content
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Registered: 01/11/13
Posts: 564
Loc: Ray hubbard
Originally Posted By: Duck_Jerky
My rig is a B'n'M 6' SharpShooter...1/16oz jig...and 4-pound hi-vis line.

I use 4 pound because it comes off the reel quicker than 6 or 8 pound, so jig shoots farther with less effort.

https://www.bnmpoles.com/collections/fishing-poles/products/ssd60


I have the same setup and love it. +1 one this.

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