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#11854718 - 09/28/16 08:07 PM Building Brushpiles
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If you plan to build a brush pile or twenty don't waste your time building a small one. Small condo's or piles built from small tree trimings just don't last or hold many fish.

Do this on private property where you have permission.



This tree fell over due to erosion. Pick a portion that had as many large branches as you can tow with your boat. Add sufficient weight on the shore then tow to where you want it.



This pile was placed 20' deep and ten days later produced 57 fish in one hours fishing.
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#11854734 - 09/28/16 08:17 PM Re: Building Brushpiles [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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how much weight and what did you use for weight if you dont mind me asking?
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#11854886 - 09/28/16 09:39 PM Re: Building Brushpiles [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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That one is gonna be there a while...
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#11854912 - 09/28/16 09:49 PM Re: Building Brushpiles [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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8x8x16 concrete blocks. Usually use two, this one used three. two near base and one halfway up.
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#11855117 - 09/29/16 06:17 AM Re: Building Brushpiles [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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roflmao roflmao roflmao Errosion! And then you must have cut the root ball off. Otherwise that shiny fresh cut wouldn't be there. Nice work.

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#11855463 - 09/29/16 09:51 AM Re: Building Brushpiles [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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A nice battery operated saber saw (with NEW long wood blades) - with several batteries makes the job easier, and keeps the noise down. No need to draw a crowd of spectators that may want to see where you plant this new honey-hole! thumb

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#11855584 - 09/29/16 10:39 AM Re: Building Brushpiles [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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clap

That sure simplified things, and kept the boat much cleaner. My 20 Volt sawzall with a long pruning blade works wonders for this.
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#11855599 - 09/29/16 10:46 AM Re: Building Brushpiles [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Actually the rest of the tree is still laying where it fell if you look at the other picture. Whole tree is too big to pull in one piece.

I left the shiny spot so you could find it.
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#11855605 - 09/29/16 10:51 AM Re: Building Brushpiles [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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#11856411 - 09/29/16 07:19 PM Re: Building Brushpiles [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Originally Posted By: ERNEST PATY


Actually the rest of the tree is still laying where it fell if you look at the other picture. Whole tree is too big to pull in one piece.

I left the shiny spot so you could find it.
roflmao You taught me to look for that shiny spot. Looks like a sign saying fish here.

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#11857746 - 09/30/16 03:56 PM Re: Building Brushpiles [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Do you put one concrete block in the middle because you want the tree to lay horizontal?

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#11857795 - 09/30/16 04:51 PM Re: Building Brushpiles [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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I put one at the base and the other about halfway up the tree. I usuall tie the upper block to one of the outside limbs so the tree will lay at an angle.
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#11858400 - 10/01/16 07:03 AM Re: Building Brushpiles [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Found it. Nice brush pile.
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#11858458 - 10/01/16 08:28 AM Re: Building Brushpiles [Re: Pat Martin]
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Originally Posted By: Pat Martin
Found it. Nice brush pile.


I also found it along with the other 17 piles. The old man has been busy.
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#11858589 - 10/01/16 09:58 AM Re: Building Brushpiles [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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You guys are too good! Good fishing!

BTW - did you stop and try them out? What did you catch?

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