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Re: is putting brushpiles in a lake cheating? [Re: beartrap] #13305871 10/09/19 12:29 AM
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I'm not putting any dog food on my brush........cat food maybe but no dog food.


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Re: is putting brushpiles in a lake cheating? [Re: beartrap] #13305915 10/09/19 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by beartrap
how many tournament trails have a rule against
putting out brushpiles?
putting dog food in a brushpile?


In my opinion, the purpose of putting dog food in a brush pile would be to attract fish to a location unknown by other fishermen, so it creates an advantage that's frowned upon. On the other hand, the purpose of merely sinking a brush pile would be to attract fish to a location unknown by other fishermen. See the difference?

Re: is putting brushpiles in a lake cheating? [Re: joebass2] #13305922 10/09/19 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by joebass2
Originally Posted by beartrap
how many tournament trails have a rule against
putting out brushpiles?
putting dog food in a brushpile?


In my opinion, the purpose of putting dog food in a brush pile would be to attract fish to a location unknown by other fishermen, so it creates an advantage that's frowned upon. On the other hand, the purpose of merely sinking a brush pile would be to attract fish to a location unknown by other fishermen. See the difference?


hmmm


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Re: is putting brushpiles in a lake cheating? [Re: Brent S] #13305928 10/09/19 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Brent S
Originally Posted by joebass2
Originally Posted by beartrap
how many tournament trails have a rule against
putting out brushpiles?
putting dog food in a brushpile?


In my opinion, the purpose of putting dog food in a brush pile would be to attract fish to a location unknown by other fishermen, so it creates an advantage that's frowned upon. On the other hand, the purpose of merely sinking a brush pile would be to attract fish to a location unknown by other fishermen. See the difference?


hmmm


Exactly, I don't see it either.

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Re: is putting brushpiles in a lake cheating? [Re: Dubee] #13305935 10/09/19 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Dubee
Not cheating at all. The people that think it is. Are the ones that get beat all the time


Or those that are too lazy to put out brush piles:)

Re: is putting brushpiles in a lake cheating? [Re: jcwebb70] #13305948 10/09/19 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by jcwebb70
Originally Posted by Dubee
Not cheating at all. The people that think it is. Are the ones that get beat all the time


Or those that are too lazy to put out brush piles:)

And they are the ones who get beat. smile

Re: is putting brushpiles in a lake cheating? [Re: CCTX] #13305952 10/09/19 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by CCTX
Haven’t seen rules against putting out brush piles
I remember some famous fishermen public-ally putting hundreds out prior to the Bassmaster Classic a few years back

I see verbiage against “baiting a hole” regularly in tournament rules


I'd go with CCTX's interpretation.

I'm just hoping I can catch enough fish for people to think I'm cheating:)

Re: is putting brushpiles in a lake cheating? [Re: beartrap] #13306050 10/09/19 03:22 AM
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on a related note, is wearing a sweet jersey cheating?

Re: is putting brushpiles in a lake cheating? [Re: beartrap] #13306057 10/09/19 03:38 AM
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Tom Brady probably puts a few out. I guess he is the goat after all.

If it’s not prohibited in the rules then probably just a competitive advantage anyone can use.

Re: is putting brushpiles in a lake cheating? [Re: beartrap] #13306072 10/09/19 04:04 AM
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Is it cheating if I eat the dog food on crackers while fishing for bass in a brush pile I sank? noidea

Re: is putting brushpiles in a lake cheating? [Re: beartrap] #13306096 10/09/19 04:51 AM
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All dog food ever got me was a bunch of catfish and turtles

Re: is putting brushpiles in a lake cheating? [Re: beartrap] #13306157 10/09/19 11:50 AM
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Robbie Rose was the "king' of brushpiles, and building and sinking them.

Or so he claimed

Isn't that ironic

Re: is putting brushpiles in a lake cheating? [Re: beartrap] #13306191 10/09/19 12:22 PM
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does anybody know what B.A.S.S. or FLW says in their rules about brush piles or placing of dog food in them....I couldn't find their rules in either website but did find the rules for Alabama Bass trail which is one of larger tourney trails in my area and there is no mention of brushpiles in their rules nor baiting of fish...

Re: is putting brushpiles in a lake cheating? [Re: beartrap] #13306269 10/09/19 01:29 PM
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Tournament rules have wording to follow state and water body rules and regulations. If that specific water body in that state allows for the sinking of brushpiles; then you may do so prior to the off the water/off limits time period.
For most major tournaments, that is 28-30 days. The off limits period includes recreational swimming, scuba diving, being a passenger in a friend's boat, etc, etc, etc.

From American Bass Tournament rules (chumming is prohibited. Baiting a hole is chumming)
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Re: is putting brushpiles in a lake cheating? [Re: beartrap] #13306272 10/09/19 01:32 PM
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