Submerged Ceders

Discussion in 'Crappie Fishing' started by Big Nick, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Big Nick

    Big Nick New Member

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    I was going to try to sink some ceder trees in Lake Lavon TX for the first time. Does anyone out there have some advice on how to weigh them down, or in what area, depth, part of the lake, ect ect. I've fished other peoples ceders before, but I'd like to have my own spot. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Okccatman

    Okccatman New Member

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    I'm no expert but I belive that i read somewhere that it is best to allow them to dry out first. And if you put a "green" tree in moss will grow all over it and it will be too dense for fish to swim and live in.
    As far as weighting them down that should not be too hard with the help of a cinderblock small chain and a couple nuts and bolts and possibly a couple washers.
    David Frantz
     

  3. bankpoleken

    bankpoleken New Member

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    Big Nick - Check your private messages.
     
  4. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    From what I've always heard and read, cedar trees sunk in an upright position make much better cover than ones laying on their side. So, I've always fastened a concrete block to the base of the trunk with wire or synthetic rope, then fasten a 2-liter soda bottle to the top part of the trunk the same way.
     
  5. Big Nick

    Big Nick New Member

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    Thanks fellas. I checked my personal message and saw the info. I appreciate all the help!
     
  6. HoosierPoleCat

    HoosierPoleCat New Member

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    Nick in these parts we use x-mas trees awesome attractor. I use a cement block tie it up to tree and let it go. x-mas trees have tiny little mites that live in them. great for crappie. I have sunk wooden pallets from work also. But don't tell anyone I think they sale them. I got about a dozen x-mas trees in my pond...and a few pallets.(shhhhhhh) good luck
     
  7. shadow

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    I use 5 gallon buckets about 1/2 full of cement. Just stick the tree in the bucket, pour in cement and fill bucket with water and let sit for a few days. Works GREAT. Another trick is to let the tree dry out and burn the needles off before you put it in the water.
     
  8. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    I sunk green cedars under my boat dock. Tied cement blocks to the base with rust proof wire. They stayed upright till summer, then the high boat traffic soon pushed them over. The needles came off pretty quick, that was no problem. I used a pickup load, should have used several loads.
     
  9. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I bet that does work great, Shadow. I saw part of a Bill Dance program the other day about building ponds, and they were putting cedar trees in upside down. I never heard of putting any kind of trees in upside down before.
     
  10. asukevin

    asukevin New Member

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    Bill Dance is still on the air?!?! I havent seen his show in years, is it on a local or national channel?
     
  11. Big Nick

    Big Nick New Member

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    I still see him on OLN. Outdoor Life Network from time to time.