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#12019701 - 01/04/17 10:39 AM Christmas tree structures
captaincam3 Offline

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 326
Loc: FTW
I was wanting a opinion on hanging Christmas trees. I have always heard hang them upside down? I have a buddy that is allowing me to put the 10 trees I have gathered under his dock. He doesn't want lines connecting to them though. I figured I would drill holes in base trunk and wire blocks and zip tie 2 liter bottles to the tops to keep upright. Any suggestions out there?
2012 Nautic Star 2200 Sport

#12020298 - 01/04/17 03:49 PM Re: Christmas tree structures [Re: captaincam3]
Brent's Dad Offline

Registered: 02/07/02
Posts: 174
Loc: Walburg, Texas, Williamson
I would suggest letting the tree dry first til the needles come off. If the tree is very thick with branches you may want to thin some branches out to allow fish to get inside the tree canopy and hide. From my experience on Lake Granger,if you place trees in the lake green and branches full the trees will absorb dirt settlement in the water and you will end up with one large mud ball, not much of a fish attractor. This mud ball situation may not be much of an issue on clear water lakes, but it was on Lake Granger. Good luck
Gary (Crappie Jigging)

#12021258 - 01/04/17 11:32 PM Re: Christmas tree structures [Re: Brent's Dad]
snowyriver6 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 2332
Loc: austin
Bamboo lasts longer, you dont get hung up in them, and you dont need too much weight to sink them. Get a gallon bucket and put bamboo stalks and limbs in standing up and fill the bucket with concrete. Make up about 10 of them and just drop them all around your boat. Now you got a good brushpile. Throw out some range cubes and go back in a week.

#12023246 - 01/05/17 09:30 PM Re: Christmas tree structures [Re: captaincam3]
NightStalker79 Offline

Registered: 01/18/11
Posts: 179
Loc: Bell County
Never heard of hanging upside down. Seems like it would be a difficult balancing act: To get them to stay upright both when you first sink them, and after they become waterlogged. Another note: You can sink real Christmas trees in Corps lakes, but don't put artificial Christmas trees. The Corps considers that polluting the lake and will cite you. You will also have the mudball problem Brents Dad refers too.

Edited by NightStalker79 (01/05/17 09:35 PM)
Died and Gone to Granger

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#12023311 - 01/05/17 10:28 PM Re: Christmas tree structures [Re: captaincam3]
Banker Fisherman Offline

Registered: 10/11/16
Posts: 324
Loc: Sherman, TX
Deffinately want the trees to dry out and loose all their needles. Then you want to thin out the branches to give the fish space to move in and out of. As for putting them under a dock, I guess it all depends on how much room you have under there. To make it simple I would just put the base of the tree in a bucket, fill with concrete, then sink it that way. But they are right about how long it lasts. Bamboo or Willow will last longer and with bamboo it is less likely that you will get hung up on it. Best of luck though! Post up some pics of what you end up doing.

#12023682 - 01/06/17 08:09 AM Re: Christmas tree structures [Re: captaincam3]
K Johnson Online   content

Registered: 07/08/09
Posts: 34
Loc: Aubrey, Tx
U can burn the needles off when they're still green. Little messier on the boat but way faster than waiting.


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