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Putting out brush for Crappie #13792511 12/02/20 11:46 PM
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I’ve been putting out a little brush around the dock where my boat is parked, my neighbor had a square bale of hay sitting on top of his trashcan, first question
will it sink?
Second question will hay attract anything?

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Re: Putting out brush or Crappie [Re: chas1] #13792528 12/03/20 12:05 AM
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Don't bother with the hay and just stick with brush. That is all you need to draw in crappie.

Re: Putting out brush or Crappie [Re: chas1] #13792699 12/03/20 03:20 AM
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A dry bale will take about 40 lbs to sink. After it's soaked, less weight of course.
About the only fish it draws is a few minnows and mostly carp when it starts to decompose.


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Re: Putting out brush or Crappie [Re: chas1] #13792829 12/03/20 12:07 PM
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Yeah, Hay is a waste of time!


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Re: Putting out brush or Crappie [Re: chas1] #13793606 12/03/20 11:40 PM
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Thanks guys, I won’t waste my time


Re: Putting out brush or Crappie [Re: chas1] #13795135 12/05/20 02:22 PM
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It's my understanding that the type of cover you sink determines the type of alge that adheres to the cover. Slimey = bad, non-slimey = good. I believe hay = slimey along with soft woods. That's just me though. Good luck.


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Re: Putting out brush or Crappie [Re: chas1] #13795422 12/05/20 06:41 PM
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Brother and I use to drive around town the day after Christmas and pick up peple Christmas trees they had put out. We tried them together with 6 -8 brick on about 3 tress they sank well.

Re: Putting out brush or Crappie [Re: chas1] #13799053 12/09/20 01:02 AM
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Does anyone put brush piles in Lake Lavon? How about Lake Ray Hubbard?


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Re: Putting out brush or Crappie [Re: chas1] #13799404 12/09/20 04:34 AM
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You can bet they do! Welcome to the forum!

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People do put out lots of brush; however, it is technically not legal on most corp of engineers lakes. I saw two guys get busted on Ray Roberts. They had loads of brush in the boat and the officer was writing away.. Other lakes, Palestine comes to mind, they are not so strict. Try calling the COE office for your specific lake..

This is from the Lake Lavon COE website FAQs: https://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lavon/faq.asp

Q: Can I put a Christmas tree in the lake to bait for crappie?

A: No, fish attractors are not allowed to be placed in the lake.

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Originally Posted by jcbenne
People do put out lots of brush; however, it is technically not legal on most corp of engineers lakes. I saw two guys get busted on Ray Roberts. They had loads of brush in the boat and the officer was writing away.. Other lakes, Palestine comes to mind, they are not so strict. Try calling the COE office for your specific lake..

This is from the Lake Lavon COE website FAQs: https://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lavon/faq.asp

Q: Can I put a Christmas tree in the lake to bait for crappie?

A: No, fish attractors are not allowed to be placed in the lake.




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Originally Posted by jcbenne
People do put out lots of brush; however, it is technically not legal on most corp of engineers lakes. I saw two guys get busted on Ray Roberts. They had loads of brush in the boat and the officer was writing away.. Other lakes, Palestine comes to mind, they are not so strict. Try calling the COE office for your specific lake..

This is from the Lake Lavon COE website FAQs: https://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lavon/faq.asp

Q: Can I put a Christmas tree in the lake to bait for crappie?

A: No, fish attractors are not allowed to be placed in the lake.


Hope they never check my slips. roflmao

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Originally Posted by jcbenne
People do put out lots of brush; however, it is technically not legal on most corp of engineers lakes. I saw two guys get busted on Ray Roberts. They had loads of brush in the boat and the officer was writing away.. Other lakes, Palestine comes to mind, they are not so strict. Try calling the COE office for your specific lake..

This is from the Lake Lavon COE website FAQs: https://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lavon/faq.asp

Q: Can I put a Christmas tree in the lake to bait for crappie?

A: No, fish attractors are not allowed to be placed in the lake.



This has always been the case. Just don't do it at the busiest ramp in the middle of the day on a Saturday in July and you should be fine.

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Originally Posted by fishin'aholic2
Originally Posted by jcbenne
People do put out lots of brush; however, it is technically not legal on most corp of engineers lakes. I saw two guys get busted on Ray Roberts. They had loads of brush in the boat and the officer was writing away.. Other lakes, Palestine comes to mind, they are not so strict. Try calling the COE office for your specific lake..

This is from the Lake Lavon COE website FAQs: https://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lavon/faq.asp

Q: Can I put a Christmas tree in the lake to bait for crappie?

A: No, fish attractors are not allowed to be placed in the lake.



This has always been the case. Just don't do it at the busiest ramp in the middle of the day on a Saturday in July and you should be fine.


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Originally Posted by TR176
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Originally Posted by jcbenne
People do put out lots of brush; however, it is technically not legal on most corp of engineers lakes. I saw two guys get busted on Ray Roberts. They had loads of brush in the boat and the officer was writing away.. Other lakes, Palestine comes to mind, they are not so strict. Try calling the COE office for your specific lake..

This is from the Lake Lavon COE website FAQs: https://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lavon/faq.asp

Q: Can I put a Christmas tree in the lake to bait for crappie?

A: No, fish attractors are not allowed to be placed in the lake.



This has always been the case. Just don't do it at the busiest ramp in the middle of the day on a Saturday in July and you should be fine.


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