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Video: How to Shoot Docks for Crappies, Part 2

Mr. Crappie Wally Marshall hoists a hefty stringer of slabs.

Mr. Crappie Wally Marshall hoists a hefty stringer of slabs.

Crappies love docks–especially during fall and winter. But how do you reach them when they’re tucked way up underneath? You have to “shoot” the dock, which involves skipping a small, soft-plastic jig deep underneath the dock. But floating docks present a special challenge. This multi-part video series covers all aspects of dock-shooting.

You’ll need the right type of rod to effectively shoot docks, and reel, line and bait choices are also important. Part 2 of this series, titled “Tackle & Mechanics”, covers tackle selection and also reveals the mechanics of dock shooting–how to hold your rod, your bait and more.

Check out part 1 here.

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