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    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    Russ - what did you use as the exterior of the block? I'm think of making some of these!!

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    Re: Fish Structure (catchatoad)

    Catchatoad, we take an 8" X 8" single hole cinder block, then wire 9 (30" to 36") pieces of 1/2" irrigation pipe together, drop it in the block, arrange the pipe out so it makes a bush, fill the cinder with cement until full and heaped a little on the top, then put a bent nail in the cement so I have a handle to drop them with. They are really simple.

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    #23

    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    Can you get the 8x8 blocks at Home Depot or Lowes?

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    Re: Fish Structure (catchatoad)

    They should have them. I got them at Menards and it is the same as a Home Depot or Lowes. I made a batch before these in 5 gallon buckets and they were really good looking, but they take a 60 lb bag of cement each, 15 pipes, and weigh around 65 pounds. The couple we made out of the single cinders that first batch were much easier to deal with and much cheaper. You can also do them with the regular 2 hole cinder blocks. You just need to come up with a way to lower them so they sit upright.

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    #25

    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    thanks Russ!!

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    #26

    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    look great, can u make them double stack? I think that would be the way to go if they can stand up!



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    #27

    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    Found some in clear water on Table Rock recently. Large Bass cruising around them. It seem the flexible pipe was wider in diameter though, don't think that will make a difference.

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    Re: Fish Structure (HaulinBass)

    Our fishing club made some and they used the heavier pipe 1 5/8". I prefer the smaller diameter better, but I believe either will work. Having cover placed in the right place is always going to draw fish.

    I don't think I would stack them to make them taller, they would be too easy to knock over if someone snags one somehow, especially with some heavy braid.

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    #29

    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    Man, those are great! I can just imagine a "grove" of those things to fish in and over!

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    #30

    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    nice idea!!

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    #31

    Re: Fish Structure (BassnCop)

    Good idea

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    Re: Fish Structure (lilFireBassr)

    The irrigation pipe does show up on sonar, so who ever told me that was wrong. Anyway we got ours all put in and they look pretty sharp on the sonar. I wish they were in stealth mode, but cover in the right places is better than nothing.


    Modified by rudapa at 6:08 PM 3/31/2006

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    #33

    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    dude, those look pretty good.

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    Re: Fish Structure (BassnCop)

    These are more expensive... I like your idea.... I like the larger pipe though... Hmmmmm. I may have to make some of these.

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    Re: Fish Structure (21XDC)

    If you are running the pipe all the way through it would reduce the amount of concrete you needed in the bucket, plus you could add some irrigation pipe out the top as well. Not a bad deal, just more work and more cost. We made some out of the buckets and they were HEAVY dudes.

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    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    only put enough concrete in the buckets to set the tubing then place about 5 lbs of dry dog food then fill the buckets up with lake gravel once your at the lake it will draw the bait fish quicker as the dog food breaks up and floats out did you set these with a pontoon boat ? it looks size wise you couldnt carry very many on a trip ?

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    Re: Fish Structure (gambler4)

    We used the buddies tracker (this is not work for the Triton ). We could haul 9 at a time in his V18. Set them in sets of 3. A pontoon would be MUCH easier.

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    Re: Fish Structure (gambler4)

    Dude, you sure you ain't a hillbilly? That is a blow you away idea! "fill it with dog food, and gravel at the lake.", , LOL. Like scattering corn before Turkey season, just to help the critters sustain themselves through the hunt you know... It ain't about baiting the woods.

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    Re: Fish Structure (HaulinBass)

    I really like this design. I would like to ask about the dog food idea. I was told it needed to be a corn based dog food. I would like some feed back on this. I've been told to use cannned dog food. Punch small holes in the top of the can and push the can down into the wet concrete of you fish attractor. It will slowly leak out and attracted your bait fish. But my original question is does it matter what type of dog food to use?


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    Re: Fish Structure (triddle)

    i dont think it matters

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