Did you ever think your old Christmas tree could help you catch more bass?  Christmas trees can be used to improve near-shore fish habitats, which is why the Marietta Bassmasters installed around 250 Christmas trees at the Victoria fishing jetty on Allatoona Reservoir this past Saturday.

The work day, headed by member Chris Welchel, drew 24 members for the club’s conservation project.  The project is designed to give bank anglers a better fishing experience.  Over the last 5 years, hundreds of Christmas trees have been placed around nearly half a dozen public fishing jetties on Allatoona – most by dedicated local volunteers. Who knew Christmas trees could be so useful after the holidays?

Learn more about fishing opportunities at Allatoona Reservoir, and other reservoirs in Georgia, at: http://www.georgiawildlife.com/Fishing/Reservoirs.

These Christmas trees will help improve fish habitats along the banks of Allatoona Reservoir.

Volunteers prepare to place Christmas trees in Allatoona Reservoir.