texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
TB6, Upcoming anglers yt, Bweidler, AlexCat5, mikeysue
115955 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 104,492
hopalong 100,095
Pilothawk 81,258
John175☮ 79,997
Bigbob_FTW 76,222
JDavis7873 67,408
Derek 🐝 67,017
Mark Perry 63,991
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,157,150
Posts15,823,928
Members140,955
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Brush pile question #14113446 08/30/21 03:00 PM
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 31
O
Overworked2020 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
O
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 31
Last few weeks i've been hitting brush piles. I can see lots of fish on the pile. But once I catch one, that's it. I change baits, i go from plastics to crankbaits, change colors. And nothing? Any ideas?

Moritz Chevrolet - 9101 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Fort Worth, TX - Monte Coon (817) 696-2003
Re: Brush pile question [Re: Overworked2020] #14113490 08/30/21 03:25 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 30,361
C
CCTX Online Content
mapquest
Online Content
mapquest
C
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 30,361
Subtle unobtrusive approach. Don’t start by knocking heavily on and in the pile.
Crankbait around the brush pile first. Then something that swims just over it, ticking it.
Then trig/jig in it. Finish with something more finesse like a shaky head.

Other possibility is that you catch one and the school follows the caught fish out of the pile and toward you


[Linked Image]
Re: Brush pile question [Re: Overworked2020] #14114207 08/30/21 11:22 PM
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 31
O
Overworked2020 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
O
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 31
So if the school follows the fish out, do they go back to pile sooner than later?

Re: Brush pile question [Re: Overworked2020] #14114214 08/30/21 11:25 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 30,361
C
CCTX Online Content
mapquest
Online Content
mapquest
C
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 30,361
They will go where the bait they are feeding on goes.


[Linked Image]
Re: Brush pile question [Re: Overworked2020] #14114776 08/31/21 02:30 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 5,994
SkeeterHawk Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 5,994
Don't release the first fish you catch off the pile.

Re: Brush pile question [Re: SkeeterHawk] #14115175 08/31/21 07:40 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,182
C
Chasin Hogs Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
C
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,182
Originally Posted by SkeeterHawk
Don't release the first fish you catch off the pile.

Does he go back and till them a humans up there?

Re: Brush pile question [Re: Chasin Hogs] #14115209 08/31/21 08:14 PM
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 31
O
Overworked2020 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
O
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 31
Originally Posted by Chasin Hogs
Originally Posted by SkeeterHawk
Don't release the first fish you catch off the pile.

Does he go back and till them a humans up there?


My pops says he goes and tells on us. lol

Re: Brush pile question [Re: SkeeterHawk] #14115219 08/31/21 08:20 PM
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 23
J
JW562 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
J
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 23
Originally Posted by SkeeterHawk
Don't release the first fish you catch off the pile.

HOOMANS

Re: Brush pile question [Re: Overworked2020] #14115220 08/31/21 08:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 41,484
Mudshark Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 41,484
I start off by getting hung up in the pile on my first cast. Reeling down to the stuck hook and swish my rod back and forth until I free the lure. After that, I cast as far from the pile as I can with deep diving crank baits.


[Linked Image]

Msharkparler for those that Parler now. Twitter is dead to me.
Re: Brush pile question [Re: Mudshark] #14115295 08/31/21 09:22 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,628
M
Mudman63 Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
M
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,628
Originally Posted by Mudshark
I start off by getting hung up in the pile on my first cast. Reeling down to the stuck hook and swish my rod back and forth until I free the lure. After that, I cast as far from the pile as I can with deep diving crank baits.

You should fish the BASS Opens.

Re: Brush pile question [Re: Overworked2020] #14115309 08/31/21 09:31 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 19,503
Huckleberry Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 19,503
idle over the top of the pile and then take off just like you did when they called your number at tournament blast off. Run about 50 yards and shut it down, troll back over very quietly and start picking them off one by one using a sweet beaver.



Re: Brush pile question [Re: Mudshark] #14115395 08/31/21 11:12 PM
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 870
Greg W Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 870
Originally Posted by Mudshark
I start off by getting hung up in the pile on my first cast. Reeling down to the stuck hook and swish my rod back and forth until I free the lure. After that, I cast as far from the pile as I can with deep diving crank baits.


Made my day. Other day I was fishing a stump on the way in at a private lake in a jon boat. I know this last stump holds fish. First cast wacky gets hung up on the stump. F'it. Throw my t-rig up there and get hammered. What does she do? Swims my hook right into a root. Now I'm trying to steer this jon boat in the wind with 2 lines out and hung. Kill me.

Re: Brush pile question [Re: Greg W] #14115567 09/01/21 01:46 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 41,484
Mudshark Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 41,484
Originally Posted by Greg W
Originally Posted by Mudshark
I start off by getting hung up in the pile on my first cast. Reeling down to the stuck hook and swish my rod back and forth until I free the lure. After that, I cast as far from the pile as I can with deep diving crank baits.


Made my day. Other day I was fishing a stump on the way in at a private lake in a jon boat. I know this last stump holds fish. First cast wacky gets hung up on the stump. F'it. Throw my t-rig up there and get hammered. What does she do? Swims my hook right into a root. Now I'm trying to steer this jon boat in the wind with 2 lines out and hung. Kill me.



Sometimes, I fight a fish for two minutes until I figure out I’m just hung up in the trolling motor. Every turn of the blade feels like a fish surging away from me.


[Linked Image]

Msharkparler for those that Parler now. Twitter is dead to me.
Re: Brush pile question [Re: SkeeterHawk] #14115607 09/01/21 02:23 AM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 21,260
O
outfishdya Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
O
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 21,260
Originally Posted by SkeeterHawk
Don't release the first fish you catch off the pile.

Bazztex always tells them to "tell your momma what I done to ya"


Woke up this morning
Got yourself a gun....
Re: Brush pile question [Re: Mudshark] #14115624 09/01/21 02:35 AM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,815
J
JIM SR. Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
J
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,815
Originally Posted by Mudshark
Originally Posted by Greg W
Originally Posted by Mudshark
I start off by getting hung up in the pile on my first cast. Reeling down to the stuck hook and swish my rod back and forth until I free the lure. After that, I cast as far from the pile as I can with deep diving crank baits.


Made my day. Other day I was fishing a stump on the way in at a private lake in a jon boat. I know this last stump holds fish. First cast wacky gets hung up on the stump. F'it. Throw my t-rig up there and get hammered. What does she do? Swims my hook right into a root. Now I'm trying to steer this jon boat in the wind with 2 lines out and hung. Kill me.



Sometimes, I fight a fish for two minutes until I figure out I’m just hung up in the trolling motor. Every turn of the blade feels like a fish surging away from me.


More than once Ive tried to net the trolling motor,..
breakdance

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2021 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3