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What type of materials do you use in making brush piles for bass? I seem to be good at attracting crappie and small bass. Can't quit figure out the makings of a brush pile for larger bass. 

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Most folks use PVC because you can use thinner pieces that are like the branches of a tree, but nearly impossible to snag on. 

Stake beds are pretty popular, as are pallets, culvert pipe, tires, about anything can hold fish. 

Make sure to check the local rules and regs though, some places are just going to see it as littering instead of building fish habitat. 

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been using these for years

 

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9 hours ago, lo n slo said:

been using these for years

big picture of christmas trees

What do you use to sink 'em?

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9 hours ago, flyingmonkie said:

What do you use to sink 'em?

one of these weighs about 34+ lbs. A little rope or wire and you are in business. and dont forget a marker buoy and your life jacket.

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One of the reservoirs here has old tire piles that found their way into the water, another has 2 entire cars that found the reservoir.  But yeah, Christmas trees seem to be popular, and those PVC trees are popular (search google images for "fish PVC tree") though I'm not a fan of the PVC since that stuff is basically plastic you're tossing into the environment.  I'd go for Christmas trees and tree stumps if I had an option.

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Just a heads up in regards to the Cedar trees and concrete blocks. If they are still green I have found that they are very buoyant. It may take more than one concrete block to sink a large one. Don't be like me and sink one only to watch it resurface and float out into the sunset. 

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i must admit that hardwoods are better than the Christmas trees. they tend to have longer branches and last much longer too. we sank some holly bushes on a hump one year and they are still there. we got all scratched up but it was worth it! but something about seeing all those discarded Christmas trees just lying by the curb after the new year.....i cant help it. next thing you know, i got a couple dozen piled up at the house. nothing wrong with the PVC either. a friend of mine does the black rolled plastic pipe, cut different lengths, set in buckets half filled with quickcrete. those dont rot. i love me some brush piles.

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I personal spent some time at both locations, one day at each location. Boy was I ever bushed, I haven't worked that hard outside in the heat in many years.

 

Bulding Fish Habitat In Arizona.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/j1xDg_92XPE

 

Concrete Habitat Restoration Project for Roosevelt Lake AZ

https://www.youtube.com/embed/MOECYMtCZXs

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