I’m not going to get into what type materials the brush piles were made of, what lures we were catching fish on, or even the thermocline this time of the year. It’s not that this information isn’t important, but it surely wasn’t as important as the location of the brush piles. When I say “holes,” I basically mean any depression. The way we began to look at it was similar to fishing tidal bass at low tide. The fish retreat to deeper areas as the tide pulls out. Then, when the tide is out completely, the bass are tucked comfortably in the valleys rather than exposed on the mountaintops. All they need is a little structure to cling to, and in a lake, that’s where a strategically placed brush pile comes into play.