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#12813106 - 07/01/18 10:48 PM Brushing out a boat slip
onfirecrappie Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 271
Loc: Gunter,Texas
I have a boat slip and have lots of brush but it still isn’t producing as well as some of the other slips. There is no boat in our slip and I feel the slip isn’t producing as well as it could be because of a lack of shade. What are y’all a ideas on creating shade? I was thinking maybe a tarp and bungee cords. Any other ideas out there? Also, what is your favorite type of tree to use for brushing?

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#12813120 - 07/01/18 11:07 PM Re: Brushing out a boat slip [Re: onfirecrappie]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 6568
Loc: Grandview, TX
Cedar, willow, bois d arc...and plastic chairs...I would ask Ernest Paty that very question!

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#12813277 - 07/02/18 08:10 AM Re: Brushing out a boat slip [Re: onfirecrappie]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Online   content
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Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 3691
Loc: mckinney, tx
Stick to hard wood as far as brush goes, oak, pecan, and bois darc. Willow is good but usually doesn’t last long. As long as you have thick brush I wouldn’t think the shade would be an issue. What kind of brush was used the first time?
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#12813281 - 07/02/18 08:13 AM Re: Brushing out a boat slip [Re: onfirecrappie]
Lazy Ike Offline
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 368
Loc: garland
iam thnking willows,you may not lose as many jigs, or PVC wont ever deteriate.Buddy of mine has slip at lavon,been fishing there forever,bout 2 months ago he gets word from new c.o.e. guy all materials [covers] in slips have to be gone by 6/1. SO HE WAS NOT HAPPY. FYI.

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#12813298 - 07/02/18 08:32 AM Re: Brushing out a boat slip [Re: onfirecrappie]
fishin'aholic2 Online   content
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 13776
Loc: Irving, Texas
If they will let you put a tarp at the end of the slip that will help with the shade. As for brush, I like willows or bamboo. It doesn't last but 2 years or so but it will produce well and you rarely lose jigs.
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#12814495 - 07/03/18 06:50 AM Re: Brushing out a boat slip [Re: onfirecrappie]
marschall Offline
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Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 900
Loc: Venus Texas
We use only bamboo and it is good for a year . Always good for us .
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#12814904 - 07/03/18 11:56 AM Re: Brushing out a boat slip [Re: onfirecrappie]
JohnButte Offline
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Registered: 07/05/12
Posts: 1009
Loc: Lake El Butto, Pearland
Anybody ever use crepe myrtles?

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#12814978 - 07/03/18 12:36 PM Re: Brushing out a boat slip [Re: onfirecrappie]
fishin'aholic2 Online   content
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 13776
Loc: Irving, Texas
They would hold fish but I think they would be super easy to hang up in
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