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So I fish a lot of borrow pits and I've always been curious of the topography.  Has anyone charted a borrow pit? Has anyone taken the time to use a Carolina rig to feel it out? I know that mine are mostly weedy mud bottoms. 

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11 minutes ago, Mike Dixon said:

what is a borrow pit?

It is ponds near roadways that are created by digging a hole to get the dirt to form elevated roadways/overpasses. The dirt is "borrowed" to make the elevations.

Any contours that some may have is whatever the digging equipment made when removing the dirt.

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oh gotcha! thank you! first time ive ever heard of the term!

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That's the first time I've heard of a borrow pit too.  Do they stock them with fish after they're done digging out the dirt they need?

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I've always wondered why they were called borrow pits. The term borrow implies a return of what was borrowed. Does anybody ever get their dirt back?

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