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Dock Shooting set up #12650059
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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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Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger] #12650071
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6’6” light action with fast tip (fast tip is very important) . 6# high viz monofilament and a 1/16 oz jig.

Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger] #12650132
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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.

Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger] #12650149
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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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Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger] #12650294
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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.

Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger] #12650317
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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

Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger] #12650326
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5'8" bonehead! 6lbs clear blue stren. 1/16 oz jig!!

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

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Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Slewfoot] #12650804
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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.

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Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger] #12651556
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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.

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Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Slewfoot] #12651783
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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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My rig is a 7' WM Speed Shooter...1/16oz jig...and 4-pound hi-vis line.

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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

Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Lollygagger] #12652012
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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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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.

Re: Dock Shooting set up [Re: Duck_Jerky] #12655714
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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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