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What is the best type of wood to build a brushpile with that will attract the most bass ?

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Great question.  

And I really don't have an answer.

Actually, I never thought about it, although I did read that Cedar is not good for a brushpile but don't hole me to that.

I use pine or fur Christmas trees held down by cememt blocks attached to the trees by wire.

Can't wait to read what the guys have to add and what is the best type of wood to use.  It should be very interesting.  :)

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Some woods are certianly more water resistant than others, and some provide more cover. I'd think one that provides a mix of both would be the most beneficial.

Location should be the first thing you consider.

Generally, bigger trees with bigger branches spread further apart will hold bigger fish, while smaller trees like christmas trees hold much smaller fish.

This website explains it all. It also explains the misconception that a Christmas tree is the perfect choice, when in fact it is one of the worst.

**Edit**   The link ain't wokin', but hopefully this helps.  :)

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I have made a couple that work great, they are basically knockoffs of Bill Dance's.

Get you some 1 in. pvc pipe, some connectors, a chunk of concrete block and some heavy duty plastic wire ties.

You can load it in your boat unassembled, go to where you want to drop it, assemble it there, and splashdown.  However, if this is a public lake, make sure it is legal in your state to put out brush piles.

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If it is your lake I would take trimmings from an oak tree and tie them to concrete blocks so they do not move.  Oak, Locust, maple, poplar, birch, beechnut, pine and furs all hole fish. But I would definatley recommend oak, They are normally larger and therefore provide more cover. Christmas tree are also very benificial but putting only 1 won't do much, I would put out about 5-10 trees in one spot because once the movement of the water takes the leaves off them it will not provide much cover.

Just my 2 cents ;)

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I made two:

One big one to go beside a creek channel in 25 ft of water.

A smaller one to go on a long extended point in 20 ft of water.

I used wood off of a crape myrtle tree, It was the closet that I could fine to bamboo.

What do yall think of it, will it hold fish ?

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I think you will be pretty dissapointed. Once the tree dies completely, the leaves will fall off leaving only small twigs for the bass to have cover. Like I stated earlier try to find LARGER wood, the learger the structure the more bass it will hold. But hell try it out and let us know how well it works for you. ;)

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You should try getting some old wooden pallets.  Put 2 of them together sort of like a pyramid or part of a triangle.  Tie a wire or nylon rope between the two with a cement block in the center.  It has worked great for me.   Put a couple of those out in a small area.  Should hold relatively good size fish.

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man i don't wanna be naive about this whole deal, and not trying to sound like a bonehead....

is it pretty common to create some structure where you want it, rather than fishing what is already there? Not judging, just need to know...haven't done this yet, and i might need to if it can really yield some results...

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Jimmieo,

There are many places that you will fish that there are no structure where you wish there was. I have made many peices of structure for smaller farm ponds and even a few private lakes. It takes some time to figure out what will work that is why I added all the types of wood that has worked for me. I have been disappointed with some structure that I put out but others have been very successful. Old structure will always be the best to fish because fish know that it is already there. Once you add a structure the fish will begin to relate to it.

-Nitro

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i use 5 gallon buckets drill 2 1-8 inch holes threw them at the bottom to create an x next i run 4 foot sections of 2 inch pvc  threw the holes.i then attach siding in a 45 degree off each section of pvc.then i add another sticking straight up fill with quickcrete.i attach the siding with stainless screws and you have a reef that will last forever.i can put 4 -5 on the boat at a time.  

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