Shooting Docks for Fall Crappie
With October almost over the water temperature has or soon will be cooled to the temperature just right for the crappie to begin to stack up underneath the docks. If you have never experienced ?shooting? for crappie under docks you have missed out on some real fun. Some crappie anglers wait all year for this season just to have some fun and to catch some big slabs. This sport is becoming quite popular in the southeast.
Shooting (or flipping) small jigs under docks over five or more feet of water is a great fall technique. The shooting technique is simply flipping a small crappie jig under the dock with a very short light rod by bending the tip down and like a sling shot, holding onto the jig between your thumb and forefinger. Point the rod at the target and release the jig, catapulting the jig underneath the dock into the shade where the crappie will be.
I have included a short video of this technique that I found on Youtube.
Eliminate shoreline docks with trial and error as you search out the crappie. Docks near deep water tend to hold the most crappie. It is not uncommon to not find a crappie under some docks and then hit the jack pot under another. The shaded areas tend to be the best area to shoot to. Shooting docks is a fun way to spend a Saturday morning in the fall.