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#11085044 - 09/05/15 11:33 AM Brushpiles on Lewisville are loaded.
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And they are biting. Checked eight of my brushpiles yesterday early and caught 7-10 fish on every one. Several keepers and a lot that were close. Certainly an improvement.

Best bait (color didn't matter) was 1/16 oz with baby slab bandit (1") slow swimming at 8' over brush. 14'-16' deep water. 1/32 probably would have worked better but I'm to impatient to wait for it to sink. I use 12# braid with 10# leader. Hint, I was using white braid and I colored about 8" of it at 9' with my magic marker. That way I could tell exactly how deep my lure was swimming.


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#11085050 - 09/05/15 11:40 AM Re: Brushpiles on Lewisville are loaded. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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I was using white braid and I colored about 8" of it at 9' with my magic marker. That way I could tell exactly how deep my lure was swimming.




Great idea, Thanks for the tip! Do you use a uni to tie leader to braid?
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#11085056 - 09/05/15 11:47 AM Re: Brushpiles on Lewisville are loaded. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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No man, too much trouble. I use a #12 swivel (It's tiny) Tie the swivel to the braid, tie on about 18" of vanish with a good knot. Tie your jig on with a weaker knot (improved clinch) When breaking off a jig it will almost always break at the jig. You lose about 1" of leader each time you break off.
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#11085122 - 09/05/15 12:35 PM Re: Brushpiles on Lewisville are loaded. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Thanks! I'll try that. the double uni is a pain in the patout.
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#11085410 - 09/05/15 04:33 PM Re: Brushpiles on Lewisville are loaded. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Thank you sir. Great information and tips, as always

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#11086715 - 09/06/15 11:58 AM Re: Brushpiles on Lewisville are loaded. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Thanks Ernest,
When I got on TFF 15 years or so ago, I was a minnow in the spring crappie guy.
I am still no expert, but have leaned a ton from you and others on this forum .

Do you feel the fluorocarbon is the way to go for leader material ?
What do you think about loop knots ? I like the way the jig hangs ,
But it seems more crappie spit the hook when I use loops.
Good luck
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#11086732 - 09/06/15 12:12 PM Re: Brushpiles on Lewisville are loaded. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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I don't like loops. I like the jig tight to the line so I can position the knot so the jig swims level.
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#11095195 - 09/10/15 05:02 PM Re: Brushpiles on Lewisville are loaded. [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Originally Posted By: ERNEST PATY
I don't like loops. I like the jig tight to the line so I can position the knot so the jig swims level.
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