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Thinking about planting brush piles

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Sooo-- what is the best brush to use in planting brush piles?  I'm thinking of adding a few in the immediate area of our dock as well as rebuilding the one in the well.  I've never done it before and figure that I might as well try.  Any other suggestions about method, depth and location are appreciated.

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I like to mix hardwood like oak with cedar; add some fresh each year and the fish will stay.  I also like the cedars vertical which is accomplished by tying a 1 liter pop bottle to the top.

Mike

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I like using hardwood but not using any of the small branches which are bait stealers. In around the dock the pvc route would work good I would think, just roughing up the plastic to help make the algae hold. 

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Wait until they suck the lake down to 655 or below, put on some leather gloves and wading boots, then go for a shoreline stroll, building rock piles and cairn's along the way.   

A rock pile directly underneath a dock cable is MONEY.    

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Did this one a LONG time ago, it has fallen completely apart but still produces a fish or two nearly everytime I visit it, Spring-Summer-Fall.  And has for over 10 years. IMG_20160309_143220380~2.jpg

Lake level is at 653.8 in the pics

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Everyone has there favorites I love the garly tops oak. They are hard to find.mOak sinks by itself as well. I just finished hauling in 2 -10 ft trailor load of cedar for his dock. And for the life of me I cannot remember where his dock is .Inhave done iyt abouvt every way You can imagine. Inagree with everything said here. Inwill sayvone thing DO NOT BROADCAST WHAT YOU HAVE DONE. The crappoe roshermen will come and they will fish it to death. There is one other thing I shoould nebtionbabd that is position of thecbrush vpcan be crucial.

I dochave sone plastic vrush. It will last forever. My buddy that has the tackle sells quite a few of them for about $300 or so each.. I was fortunate My daughter in law owns a Plumbing Co. I used scrap PVC 

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13 hours ago, fishinwrench said:

Wait until they suck the lake down to 655 or below, put on some leather gloves and wading boots, then go for a shoreline stroll, building rock piles and cairn's along the way.   

A rock pile directly underneath a dock cable is MONEY.    

IMG_20160309_145815255.jpg

 

 

Well I guess that's why I've done well along there before when I used to drag my kayak out to LOZ. :)

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I hung 6 pallets under a dock last week, I really like the 6' and longer ones.  I figure no use to have anything within 4' of the bottom of the floats so I hung the tops 4' down which means they have vertical slats to hang out in from 4' to about 11'  I'll hang some out deeper when I find some more of the bigger pallets, or chain 2-3 together.

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