Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Fisherman954, Mud Liger, Joe111, EL Mike, onecoolguyhere
102701 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82848
hopalong 74355
Pilothawk 73410
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59859
Tritonman 56813
Derek 56400
SkeeterRonnie 52446
LoneStarSon® 52210
facebook
Forum Stats
102701 Members
61 Forums
858692 Topics
11264471 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11954826 - 11/28/16 10:33 AM Anchors for brush piles
bbuchanan Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/11/16
Posts: 18
What does everyone use for anchors when sinking brush piles. I typically use a cinder block but thinking of trying using a half block. Looking for alternatives that don't tear my boat up.

Top
#11954830 - 11/28/16 10:38 AM Re: Anchors for brush piles [Re: bbuchanan]
Mo Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/08/01
Posts: 11691
Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
five gallon bucket filled 3/4 full with sakrete

MO
_________________________
My backyard

Top
#11954865 - 11/28/16 10:57 AM Re: Anchors for brush piles [Re: bbuchanan]
SLABmeSILLY Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 6407
Loc: Arlington
There is NO such thing as anchor for brushpiles if preferable.

I know not all have great skill at working the trolling motor, and it takes a lot of practice. However, only people who make effort to put out brushpiles truly know how much hard work it is. Please don't use anchor if you can help it. Learn and learn and practice and practice some more of how to properly use your trolling motor to fish for crappies over brushpiles.

Fishing brushpiles is 95% directly on top of the brushpiles. There are a few occasions where it is more productive by throwing a marker buoy to mark the brushpile then situate the boat away from it to cast in, let the jig fall across it. Otherwise, it is mostly effective if your boat is actually on top of the brushpile where you can actually see it on your graph.

With that being said, typical anchor is usually 50' away from the marked brushpile. Any light wind would eventually drift your boat off of the mark. Hence, many people tend to drop the anchor right next to the brushpile if not actually onto it. Dragging the anchor intentionally or unintentionally will ruin such brushpile in which someone was kind enough to make the effort to sink.

For myself, I don't even use high poundage braided line because I would rather loosing a jig any day then to even break off a little branch of any brushpile.

Remember, locating the fish is 90% of the work of catching. If a brushpile is holding fish, cherish it because next time out, that brushpile might no longer be there to hold any fish!
_________________________


Top
#11954879 - 11/28/16 11:04 AM Re: Anchors for brush piles [Re: bbuchanan]
BlueNitro Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/08/10
Posts: 4136
Loc: Lewisville
Happy B-Day SlabmeSilly. I think the OP was talking about blocks to sink BP's when building his own.

To the OP - I hate cinder blocks because they can scratch gel coat in a hurry. I like to use old rotors if I can find them.
_________________________
LiftSaver Trolling Motor Mounting Bracket - Patent Pending
www.liftsavertmmount.com
http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbt...nt#Post11940135
http://www.shut-up-and-fish.com/

Top
#11954882 - 11/28/16 11:06 AM Re: Anchors for brush piles [Re: bbuchanan]
ArgyleFloater Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 143
Loc: Argyle Texas
I think Slab missed the point of your question

Top
#11954887 - 11/28/16 11:07 AM Re: Anchors for brush piles [Re: BlueNitro]
SLABmeSILLY Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 6407
Loc: Arlington
Originally Posted By: BlueNitro
Happy B-Day SlabmeSilly. I think the OP was talking about blocks to sink BP's when building his own.

To the OP - I hate cinder blocks because they can scratch gel coat in a hurry. I like to use old rotors if I can find them.


I apologize...hahahaha... GREAT going as I always like to applause any who are working to sink more bps. I've done many, and I know it is hard work... Once again, I mistook the intended thread; I apologize!

Great fishing everyone...
_________________________


Top
#11954908 - 11/28/16 11:19 AM Re: Anchors for brush piles [Re: Mo]
PaPa@fork Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 252
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: Mo
five gallon bucket filled 3/4 full with sakrete

MO


X2, cheaper and better than blocks
_________________________
If it was easy, everyone would do it

Top
#11954975 - 11/28/16 11:54 AM Re: Anchors for brush piles [Re: bbuchanan]
Pintail711 Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/11/15
Posts: 382
Loc: Longview, Tx
50lb chlorine tab buckets or 100# shock buckets... drill 4 holes perpendicular to one another at the bottom of the bucket, cut 2 pieces of rebar, insert them in the holes to form a "x".. put brush in it and pour your sack crete in the there. Tie a couple jugs to the brush and it's a done deal.... the rebar helps keep the brush from falling over when i drop it in the lake.. It works pretty good and they'll stay upright for a long time.
_________________________
You think I like to duck hunt? I love to crappie fish!

Top
#11956154 - 11/29/16 12:55 AM Re: Anchors for brush piles [Re: bbuchanan]
crope1 Offline
Ronnie Hurt'em Roberts

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 5896
Loc: mansfield,tx
CV,clear out some messages

Top
#11961907 - 12/02/16 07:06 AM Re: Anchors for brush piles [Re: bbuchanan]
fakawi Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/26/09
Posts: 168
Loc: Corinth, Texas
You can buy sand bags at home depot or sometimes I find them on the side of the road already filled with sand they won t scratch a thing.
_________________________

Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide