Dock Fishing for Crappie

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Fishing the docks is an easy way to catch crappie during the spring.  Crappie will move into the shallows to get ready to spawn and they will hold tight to the wood along the docks.  The docks don’t hold nearly as many fish during the summer and fall, but you can find some crappie along the docks most of the year.  The bigger crappie move into deeper water during the summer and fall.

When the crappie are under the docks, keep it simple with your rigs.  Most anglers use small jigs under a bobber.  When the bite is finicky, go ahead and tip these jigs with live minnows.  Live minnows fished on a single hook will also work well along the docks.  Use a drop-shot rig, a single split shot rig or a bobber and you’ll catch plenty of crappie.

line-3Sewell’s Favorites – Best 3 Crappie Lures for Action
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There are a lot of good crappie baits on the market for action.  If you want to catch a lot of fish, it’s tough to top the 3 listed below.

baby shad

Bobby Garland Baby Shad (2″)
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slab slayr

Bobby Garland Slab Slay’r (2″)
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kalins triple threat grub 2 inch

Kalin’s Triple Threat Grub (2″)
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For bigger crappie, you definitely want to upsize a little.  You will get less bites, but the bites will be better bites.  The 3 baits listed below are great big fish baits.

slab slayr

Bobby Garland Slab Slay’r (3″)
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bobby garland strollr

Bobby Garland Stroll’r (2.5″)
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bobby garland baby shad swimr

Bobby Garland Baby Shad Swim’R
Go get it on Amazon

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