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#11175021 - 10/20/15 01:32 PM Fishing Brush Piles
BacklashedLund Offline
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Registered: 02/12/10
Posts: 215
Loc: Aubrey, Texas
I heard you toss out a anchor on the weather side of the brush pile then drift over the pile? Then when you haul the anchor it is ok to drag it over the brush pile?
LOL!
How do you stay on top of the pile with a foot controlled trolling motor?


Edited by BacklashedLund (10/20/15 01:33 PM)

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#11175089 - 10/20/15 02:11 PM Re: Fishing Brush Piles [Re: BacklashedLund]
GhostRider32 Offline
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Registered: 05/15/15
Posts: 1414
At some point I'm going to get the Xi5 Motorguide, until then, I pretty much stay on the foot switch to stay on the pile.

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#11175116 - 10/20/15 02:26 PM Re: Fishing Brush Piles [Re: BacklashedLund]
TexExp Offline
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Registered: 01/13/10
Posts: 1368
Loc: Lake Lavon

Practice, practice, practice...

adjust your speed to approximate - counteract - the wind.
Don't have it on too high or you will be see-sawing forward and back.
Keep adjusting your speed to be 'just right' to hold you close.
"Feel" the wind gusts coming and adjust -before- your heavy boat starts moving.

P.S.
Unless you built that brush pile... don't tear it up with an anchor!!
Some man put a lot of work into getting it out there and it took some time for it to hold fish. thumb flag


Good luck out there!

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#11175139 - 10/20/15 02:38 PM Re: Fishing Brush Piles [Re: BacklashedLund]
BacklashedLund Offline
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Registered: 02/12/10
Posts: 215
Loc: Aubrey, Texas
I'm kidding about the anchor part.

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#11175140 - 10/20/15 02:38 PM Re: Fishing Brush Piles [Re: BacklashedLund]
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4398
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: BacklashedLund
I heard you toss out a anchor on the weather side of the brush pile then drift over the pile? Then when you haul the anchor it is ok to drag it over the brush pile?
LOL!
How do you stay on top of the pile with a foot controlled trolling motor?
NO NO NO NO NO NO No!!!!Just as TexExp spoke You must practice your foot GRASSHOPPER ninja


Edited by Fishbonz (10/20/15 02:42 PM)

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#11175154 - 10/20/15 02:46 PM Re: Fishing Brush Piles [Re: BacklashedLund]
Tech Angler Offline
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Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 504
Loc: Lorena, TX
how do you get to Carnegie hall???

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#11175172 - 10/20/15 02:54 PM Re: Fishing Brush Piles [Re: BacklashedLund]
Don Collum Online   content
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Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 628
Loc: Arlington,Tx
1 or 2 times I have had to use all 75lb thrust but generally I get by with half or less.Those couple times though sure did wear me out using so much body english as if I was bowling.

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#11175178 - 10/20/15 02:56 PM Re: Fishing Brush Piles [Re: BacklashedLund]
DFW-fisherman Offline
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Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 1336
Loc: DFW
Without buying the Xi5, and the "Practice, practice, practice" part - the only way to stay over the BP is to fish no wind conditions!

Or, you could take a picture of the BP, print it, lay it on the floor, and stand over it holding your rod! roflmao

IMHO. thumb

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#11175216 - 10/20/15 03:16 PM Re: Fishing Brush Piles [Re: BacklashedLund]
Tommy Ezell Offline
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Registered: 10/05/11
Posts: 1455
Loc: Rockwall,Tx.
Yup, practice that's usually prompted by a serious addiction. After some time it becomes second nature and you'll fish through a hurricane as long as they're biting. loco thumb



Edited by Tommy Ezell (10/20/15 03:19 PM)

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#11175242 - 10/20/15 03:28 PM Re: Fishing Brush Piles [Re: BacklashedLund]
TexExp Offline
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Registered: 01/13/10
Posts: 1368
Loc: Lake Lavon


Originally Posted By: BacklashedLund
I'm kidding about the anchor part.


Yep, figured dat... lol cheers

Just taking the opportunity to get that out there for others, just in case! lol

Anchors are the antichrist to brush piles.... LOL

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#11175295 - 10/20/15 03:52 PM Re: Fishing Brush Piles [Re: TexExp]
Duck_Jerky Offline
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Registered: 02/21/02
Posts: 4913
Loc: Kaufman, TX
Originally Posted By: TexExp

Practice, practice, practice...

adjust your speed to approximate - counteract - the wind.
Don't have it on too high or you will be see-sawing forward and back.
Keep adjusting your speed to be 'just right' to hold you close.
"Feel" the wind gusts coming and adjust -before- your heavy boat starts moving.


Exactly!
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#11175334 - 10/20/15 04:12 PM Re: Fishing Brush Piles [Re: BacklashedLund]
BacklashedLund Offline
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Registered: 02/12/10
Posts: 215
Loc: Aubrey, Texas
Do any of us work while we are at work?

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#11182327 - 10/24/15 03:58 AM Re: Fishing Brush Piles [Re: BacklashedLund]
Jignpig65 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 360
Loc: Paris Texas
Terrova with I pilot well worth the cost for open water. Work? Is that the place we talk fishing?

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#11182331 - 10/24/15 04:28 AM Re: Fishing Brush Piles [Re: Jignpig65]
crope1 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/10
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Loc: mansfield,tx
welcome to the forum!
Originally Posted By: Jignpig65
Terrova with I pilot well worth the cost for open water. Work? Is that the place we talk fishing?

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#11182335 - 10/24/15 04:50 AM Re: Fishing Brush Piles [Re: Jignpig65]
OkieBob Offline
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Registered: 01/11/05
Posts: 4153
Loc: Dickson, OK
Originally Posted By: Jignpig65
Terrova with I pilot well worth the cost for open water. Work? Is that the place we talk fishing?


If you can get an iPilot to hold you on a brush pile, you are either a) fishing a huge brushpile or b) have the only iPilot in existance that works as advertised or c) your definition of 5' radius is considerably different than mine!

Been there, tried it and repeated too many times to count before changing to a Fortrex and learning how to use it.
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