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Hey,to everyone here who may end up reading this and anyone who can help me.what is the best thing to use while tring to create your on brush pile and where to put it .i have heard a lot about pine trees and cedar trees,but ive also heard about people putting down pvc pipe in some way or another whats best? ??? 8) 8)

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I don't know which trees work best.  At my parents home in Florida, I go around collecting fallen pine trees and all types of big tree branches and pile them up alond the shore. Once they're waterlogged after a few weeks, I'll drag them off-shore and sink them. I've also taken entire fallen trees and tied cement blocks to them and sunk them off-shore.

They make great fishing cover, but people dragging anchors around can snag them and move them some.

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Most of our brushpiles are made from either small cypress or cedar trees.  They both seem to last longer than other types of wood.  Chain a couple of trees together that are about 10 feet long.  Drill a hole through the base of both trees and use a small chain to attach them to cement blocks.  Let them sit in the edge of the water until they are water logged.  Then drag them out to where you want to sink them.  We don't use rope because it wears out quickly from the wave action.   PVC pipe will also work, but unless you have some scraps laying around, it could get expensive.

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You can build a frame or use shipping pallets and attatch some 24" upright piececes out of treated lumber, ceder limbs, whatever onto them every 12".  Since everything is verticle and in rows you shouldn't have the problems getting snagged as you will with like ceder when running baits through them.  It can also be built out of pvc or several sections can be attatched together.  Sink with cinder blocks.  You can also invert ceder when you sink it so the top points down.  It is a little easier to fish.

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My partner and I always do the "drive around and pick up discarded Xmas trees" just after the holiday.We both pitch in and buy a skid full of cinderblocks and round up some solid copper wire.

We drill holes through the bases of the trees and run the copper wire through the trees and around the block.We use 2 trees per block,laying the block on it's side and insert the trees,standing up.We will connect the trees about midways up ensuring that they stand up straight.

Another thing we do is to get some hardwood trees and some 5 gallon buckets.Then we mix some cement and stand the hard wood trees/branches in the bucket and fill it halfway with cement.

We always sink the piles deep enough so they cant be seen.And we will drop some piles near the ends of points,in the main channel of feeder creeks and in deep water near spawning flats.And if you can find some real obvious humps,they need some piles too.

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My partner and I always do the "drive around and pick up discarded Xmas trees" just after the holiday.We both pitch in and buy a skid full of cinderblocks and round up some solid copper wire.

We drill holes through the bases of the trees and run the copper wire through the trees and around the block.We use 2 trees per block,laying the block on it's side and insert the trees,standing up.We will connect the trees about midways up ensuring that they stand up straight.

Another thing we do is to get some hardwood trees and some 5 gallon buckets.Then we mix some cement and stand the hard wood trees/branches in the bucket and fill it halfway with cement.

We always sink the piles deep enough so they cant be seen.And we will drop some piles near the ends of points,in the main channel of feeder creeks and in deep water near spawning flats.And if you can find some real obvious humps,they need some piles too.

I have always heard of people using old X-mass trees, but didn't know exactly how it was done.  Makes sense the way you described it. Drilling holes through the base of the trees and inserting them in the cinder block holes.  I may give that a try.

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Before dumping in anything in your waters be shure that you 're not doing anything illegal, brushpiles can present a navigation hazzard and it can be illegal to place them, check the regulations first.

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I was woundering if it would be illegal to like throw a chrismas tree in the water with like a bit center block tide to the bottom?

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The Department of Wildlife in Kentucky suggests one uses natural items, any type of tree, rocks to weigh them down etc.

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