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    Agree with the masses on the three locations and would also add some the the drop offs on the other side of the creek channel. Especially if it’s on the northern side. It would warm quicker in the spring time and could be a go to place. Just my .02
    Tightlines and show any pics of those condos. I would scuff them a bit with sand paper to get the algae to attach sooner. It speeds up the process of the food cycle.
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    Some random thoughts on the locations for the brush piles. Good, but too obvious. Anyone with a Navionics map would spot this. Nice bay with incoming stream/creek bed to a main lake channel. Depth change from shallow to deep. Steep break lines and slow tapering depth changes. And check out those two nice points. Let's start there.
    My understanding of sinking brush is to concentrate fish in less obvious locations known only to you.
    Some places to consider. Halfway between your "x"s at a depth of your choice. The thought there is to pull fish from the end of both points to a less pressured location. Second, about an inch and a half toward the top of the map above the left "x" is an inside turn located at a rapid depth change. Source of fish there could be from the summer location up on the flats and the creek channel. A third possibility is in the upper right corner of the map where the main lake channel swings close to shore. Source of fish there would be those migrating up and down the channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey16335 View Post
    Some random thoughts on the locations for the brush piles. Good, but too obvious. Anyone with a Navionics map would spot this. Nice bay with incoming stream/creek bed to a main lake channel. Depth change from shallow to deep. Steep break lines and slow tapering depth changes. And check out those two nice points. Let's start there.
    My understanding of sinking brush is to concentrate fish in less obvious locations known only to you.
    Some places to consider. Halfway between your "x"s at a depth of your choice. The thought there is to pull fish from the end of both points to a less pressured location. Second, about an inch and a half toward the top of the map above the left "x" is an inside turn located at a rapid depth change. Source of fish there could be from the summer location up on the flats and the creek channel. A third possibility is in the upper right corner of the map where the main lake channel swings close to shore. Source of fish there would be those migrating up and down the channel.

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    I don't think you can hide brush piles with the newer models of fish finders. I know I don't have any trouble finding any of them using si set at 200 feet per side.
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    I agree with you 100%. Especially my first suggestion; it wouldn't stand much of a chance against SI. The second, maybe 50/50, thinking the main attraction would be the two obvious points.
    The third might survive because it's on a slow tapering drop.

    Mike

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    dont worry about hiding them , put out numbers of them
    even cheap graphs can find piles .
    i would for sure tie 1 gallon sealed water jugs to the top of the plastic
    with concrete under them in the bucket it will stand tall really well .
    other wise they will be on their sides pretty fast fast .
    drop bamboo beside the plastic to enlarge the pile and add fresh greens .
    you might consider right dead in the middle of a channel leading in to a cove as well .
    if you put cover right in the winter travel paths it will hold them .
    often times winter fish travel the deepest points into the coves ,not just edges and slopes .
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    I place mine at various depths. Make sure the shallow ones are still deep enough that they aren't exposed or too shallow that they will damage lower units during the winter drawdown.

    I also place some in protected coves or areas where wind will not be a problem on those days the open water ones are too difficult to stay anchored over.

    A variety of depths and locations to make sure you always have a few that produce depending on the season, water temp and weather.

    One of my best ones is on an open water flat in 12fow during summer and now after draw down is in 8 fow. Nothing anywhere around the spot just a big featureless flat.

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    No matter where you decide to drop your piles, one of my conditions before I drop is can I fish this pile when boating season kicks into high gear. I always try to get my brush into areas that will hold fish but still be fishable when wake boats come out.
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