Dock shooting tactic puts crappie baits where the sun doesn’t shine

Crappie fishing expert Wally Marshall prepares to shoot a jig beneath a dock on Toledo Bend. Done correctly, Marshall says shooting will catapult the jig at a low angle, parallel to the water, with enough velocity that it will sail far beneath the dock. Courtesy/Matt Williams
Wally Marshall of Westminster is arguably one of the most well-known crappie fishermen in North America. He goes by the nickname “Mr. Crappie,” a fitting moniker he trademarked way back in 1996. Marshall has since helped thousands of anglers learn to catch more of the tasty panfish on lakes around the country using a variety of tactics and baits. He’s managed a comfortable living doing it, too…

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