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Turk,
In your "turks column" you wrote about sunny and crappie fishing on the river. I have caught tons of crappies in the spring under docks but i have never caught sunnies or crappies from docks during this time of year. What depths r the fish ussually at?

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crappiehunter,
Try fishing docks over deep water, crappies are usually right under dock to 5' under.The best docks will be over 15' under them.

chris
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Crappie hunter,

Thanks for the question, the key is to find the docks that are (again) over deeper water. Shallower ones aren't as good, also you need to work an area of extended docks (larger areas).

What types of docks do you usually fish marina's? boat docks? and what sections of the river?

Even smaller docking systems like the beanies one will hold fish! I remember last summer watching a lady jank one slab crappie after another from those docks. It's fishing though then the next day they can be gone.

Turk
www.croixsippi.com

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Turk,

The dock I fish most is the sunnyside marina south of stillwater. This deepest parts are about 20ft.

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Turk,

The dock I fish most is the sunnyside marina south of stillwater. This deepest parts are about 20ft.

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Crappie hunter,

From my experiences that's an excellent place to be...I usually start a couple feeet above the half way mark, and then keep the spread between bobber and hook shorter and shorter.

Some docks have mini spillways in them, places where the wind and the current pushes water through the docking system faster than others and these areas usually are areas I key on. Some days the wind or current doesn't "push" enough to make this spillway happen though.

Keep catchin'
Turk
www.croixsippi.com

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