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#509284 - 07/23/19 04:32 PM Adding Brush to my pond
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Registered: 05/01/19
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Loc: Missouri
So I finally am getting around to clearing all of the trees from around the pond and plan to sink them as fish habitat. What is better a single massive brush pile or many smaller piles? Also what depth is best? Everything 6 feet and shallower in my pond is pretty much covered in pondweed now so I was thinking of around 10 feet deep. 13 foot is the deepest water there is. Thanks
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#509286 - 07/23/19 04:50 PM Re: Adding Brush to my pond [Re: SWMO 2]
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GENERALLY, you might be talking of a depth that is below the thermocline. Due to O2 shortages, fish can go there but canít stay.


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#509290 - 07/23/19 07:00 PM Re: Adding Brush to my pond [Re: SWMO 2]
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The fish will use the deeper cover during the cooler time of year when the water is not stratified. Late fall, winter and early spring when there is little or no thermocline.

Be wary of sinking too many green trees at once, depending on the type of tree. Some have had some toxicity effects from sinking fresh oak trees. I can't tell you which trees are safe, but by letting the trees dry you reduce any risk.
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#509297 - 07/23/19 09:25 PM Re: Adding Brush to my pond [Re: SWMO 2]
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The trees I will sink are mostly willow with a few maples. I don't really know if those are issues or not, I have sunk some in the past but never more than a couple at a time. The only reason I plan to sink them that deep is because it is one of the most accessible shore fishing spots. If the brush will not hold fish out deep I will place it shallower although that would be less than ideal.
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#509311 - 07/24/19 07:08 AM Re: Adding Brush to my pond [Re: SWMO 2]
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Stay away from using oaks.
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