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#11395077 - 02/05/16 04:41 PM When putting out artificial brush piles....
Play Maker Offline
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Registered: 12/30/09
Posts: 55
How long does it take crappie to begin using the structure? How would you determine the appropriate location, depth, etc., when placing the artificial brush piles?

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#11395093 - 02/05/16 04:49 PM Re: When putting out artificial brush piles.... [Re: Play Maker]
Spiderman Offline
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Registered: 09/04/06
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Loc: EAST TEXAS
I like 15' of water, usually a flat near deeper water. they seem to hold fish most of the year. I use a gps to find the ones I put out.

They will be loaded in May after the spawn is over and will hold crappie until November.
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#11395538 - 02/05/16 08:25 PM Re: When putting out artificial brush piles.... [Re: Play Maker]
Play Maker Offline
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Registered: 12/30/09
Posts: 55
Thanks. Where do they go after November until the next spawn?

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#11395841 - 02/05/16 11:51 PM Re: When putting out artificial brush piles.... [Re: Play Maker]
SlabHappy Offline
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Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 1200
I usually go deeper, about 25-30', but didn't get to fish much this past year, with honey dos and the high water. the Benbrook ramp I use opened today, so hopefully I will get to, once I finish the chicken coop...

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#11395940 - 02/06/16 05:26 AM Re: When putting out artificial brush piles.... [Re: Play Maker]
tboxfish Offline
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Registered: 12/08/07
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They will be on them sooner if you'll take some rough sandpaper and sand the PVC before you put them out.
Don't worry about doing a great job sanding, just knock out the sheen real quick so the algae will grow faster.
Or throw a little bamboo, willow or cedar in the mix to attract them faster thumb
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#11396250 - 02/06/16 09:59 AM Re: When putting out artificial brush piles.... [Re: Play Maker]
Mo Offline
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Registered: 10/08/01
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Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
Last pile we put out was holding fish the next weekend. . PVC. In 20 ft.
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