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I've had some good sucess with catching bass underneath docks in the midday summer sun. But one thing I've never thought to determine was how deep under the docks they'll suspend. I feel if I could understand it better, might sucess might be more common.

 

Is there a specific depth they'll be at? Or just right underneath? Or the bottom?

 

Anyone have experience knowing where in the water column they'll suspend under docks?

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They are much easier to catch when they push up close to it for sure. Ive seen them 10-15 feet under the dock before but can be hard to catch down that far. I have also seen large schools under docks like that too.

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In the summer , it's difficult to tell , there may possibly be a thermocline or something else making the fish suspend , but with heavy boat traffic the water stays churned up on a more than regular basis , chances are , the fish are just being stubborn and you need to slow your presentation down some , the best thing about docks is you can pick then apart , they may be on an outside post , they may be way under the center , more often than not , with docks a pattern may develop , pay attention to where your strikes come , the wind , current , all play a part , keep duplicating what you find to be productive in a given area if this happens , older docks hold more chances at locating good fish , older docks in most cases will have algae which aids in attracting bait fish , on bright sunny days look for docks or parts of docks that cover a large portion of water for the most available shade , fish will hold tight , really tight to cover on bright sunny days and you must be precise , overcast days they will loosen from that cover and you may find them on the outer edges of the docks .

 

Good luck and be safe !!!    

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Perfect guys, thanks for the help! I'll use both bits of wisdom this coming year.

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This is Denny talking a small bit about fishing docks , listen to what he has to say , maybe it will be something you can include in this upcoming year as well .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUd6SQYFvHw

 

First time trying to post a link , something from you tube , see if it works .

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