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#11007708 - 07/29/15 12:43 PM I need some brush piles in my life
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What's the best way to find some piles on lake Athens? I've graphed and graphed with sonar and DI and never find any. Is it easier if you have side imaging? I've point blank seen a dude drop a pile and then couldn't find it when he left! roflmao What's the secret??

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#11007722 - 07/29/15 12:47 PM Re: I need some brush piles in my life [Re: Chris_K]
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Make your own?
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#11007726 - 07/29/15 12:49 PM Re: I need some brush piles in my life [Re: Chris_K]
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The "Secret" is put in the work and sink your own.
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#11007733 - 07/29/15 12:53 PM Re: I need some brush piles in my life [Re: Chris_K]
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What's the best way to make them? How deep should they be dropped?

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#11007748 - 07/29/15 12:59 PM Re: I need some brush piles in my life [Re: Chris_K]
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SI is the easiest way to find them. I usually start by scanning around docks, since the owners have usually placed them already. On certain docks, a good indicator is rod holders.

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#11007785 - 07/29/15 01:19 PM Re: I need some brush piles in my life [Re: DEFMP]
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Originally Posted By: DEFMP
SI is the easiest way to find them. I usually start by scanning around docks, since the owners have usually placed them already. On certain docks, a good indicator is rod holders.


Another good indicator for docks is fish feeders.

As to finding them. Start with sharp points near channel swings on Main Lake at 10 FOW. Run a sweeping pattern across the top of the point overlaying side-scan to your map. Slightly overlap and work your way out to 25 FOW. If you record your track, it should be clear where they are. Once you find one, repeat in similar locations across secondary points.
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#11007823 - 07/29/15 01:39 PM Re: I need some brush piles in my life [Re: B.Hollingshead]
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Originally Posted By: B.Hollingshead
The "Secret" is put in the work and sink your own.

Seems like he is putting in work he just isn't successful yet....

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#11007973 - 07/29/15 02:41 PM Re: I need some brush piles in my life [Re: Chris_K]
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Willows and bamboo are easy to pull a lure through and fish love them but they don't last very long.

I have access to all the bamboo you could want if you want to go get a load.

I put the bamboo in cinder blocks and the concrete them in.

There are lots of brush piles on Athens but with all the grass and shallow cover.....the brush bite has been slow for me.

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#11007976 - 07/29/15 02:41 PM Re: I need some brush piles in my life [Re: Chris_K]
Rob Lay Offline
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I have dropped big piles that go 5 feet high and it is amazing how hard it is to find even though I have Gen 2 Lowrance structure scan and all. you have to go over it the right line and know what you are looking at.
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#11008059 - 07/29/15 03:22 PM Re: I need some brush piles in my life [Re: Chris_K]
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I have seen crappie guys discuss making them and putting license plates mounted on the tops of them so they can pick them up on graphs easy *shrug* may be worth noting. That's definitely where I'd go looking for info though probably, not the bass section.

5redman8 does have a generous offer on the bamboo though, may have to look into building my own little honey hole on Lavon or Lewisville hmmmmmm

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#11008097 - 07/29/15 03:42 PM Re: I need some brush piles in my life [Re: Chris_K]
5Redman8 Online   content
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Mullholland.....before the drought, we had a ton of bamboo on Lavon.

Always had more crappie than bass.

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#11008228 - 07/29/15 04:58 PM Re: I need some brush piles in my life [Re: Chris_K]
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It's why I have made a few PVC piles... Only me and another guy know exactly where they are! PVC is very hard to pick up with SI and DI
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#11008281 - 07/29/15 05:37 PM Re: I need some brush piles in my life [Re: Josh Fulton]
Rob Lay Offline
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Originally Posted By: Josh Fulton
It's why I have made a few PVC piles... Only me and another guy know exactly where they are! PVC is very hard to pick up with SI and DI


have you had luck with bass hitting them? my PVC have just been good for Crappie.
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#11008291 - 07/29/15 05:40 PM Re: I need some brush piles in my life [Re: Chris_K]
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We sank 2 pretty big trees off a point and caught fish off of them 6 weeks later! Won a tournament off them 3 months later! But like true brush piles some are good and some aren't!

I haven't crappie fished the ones on the vine but have sank a few at the lake house and have definitely caught crappie!


Edited by Josh Fulton (07/29/15 05:41 PM)
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#11008451 - 07/29/15 07:07 PM Re: I need some brush piles in my life [Re: Josh Fulton]
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Originally Posted By: Josh Fulton
We sank 2 pretty big trees off a point and caught fish off of them 6 weeks later! Won a tournament off them 3 months later! But like true brush piles some are good and some aren't!

I haven't crappie fished the ones on the vine but have sank a few at the lake house and have definitely caught crappie!




Did you notify TPWD on location of brush on GV in order to make it public knowledge? If not, you broke the law. Just PM me GPS coords and I'll make sure nobody with authority finds out. Got yer back, bud.......
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