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    Fish Structure

    Here is an example of a simple low cost way to add structure to your favorite fishing spot. I believe the tubing is mostly invisible to sonar, so all that should show to others is the block. We placed a bent nail in them for a loop so you can lower them down with a hook on a rope, when they hit the bottom it pops right off. We are placing them in sets of 3.

    A 80 lb bag of concrete will make 7 single hole cinder blocks. The 1/2" irrigation tubing is $8.99 a 100'. You can make 4 per roll. Each block is 97 cents. Total cost is less than $4 each.




    Modified by rudapa at 3:33 PM 12/24/2009

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    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    Run... Run... Giant spiders
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    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    Sweet I see a tip of the mounth

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    Re: Fish Structure (PASCOFISHBOY)

    Thanks Rick! Neil, I think bass like spiders.

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    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    They look sweeeeeeet........do u deliver???

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    Re: Fish Structure (Swerve-n-Protect)

    Great tip Russ! Looks like they would be pretty snag free, too.

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    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    Little reminder, structure is the lake bottom, ditches, river bends, humps. Little spiders would be cover on structure. Great idea, wife must not mind spiders at your house......Gerry

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    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    Russ - What do those things weigh?

    Man I hate working with quickcrete but they look great.

    They look like something off the beaches of Normandy!!


    Modified by catchatoad at 8:42 PM 3/27/2006

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    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    Looks like a good idea, especially if they don't show up on sonar.

    What's that white stuff outside and coming into the shed?

    I guess it's inspiration

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    Re: Fish Structure (TXBassGuy)

    That is pretty awesome.

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    Re: Fish Structure (catchatoad)

    Terry, they are probably no more than 25 to 30 pounds each. You can carry them by one of the pipes easily.

    Gerry - once they hit the bottom they should be structure. But you are right - they should be called "Cover". Thanks!

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    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    Awesome tip...

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    Re: Fish Structure (catchatoad)

    <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by catchatoad &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">They look like something off the beaches of Normandy!!</TD></TR></TABLE>

    .... I see a little resemblance.......

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    Re: Fish Structure (Swerve-n-Protect)

    Wonder if the sea bass liked them? I'd like to see the look on the FedEx guys face when he showed up to pick them up for delivery.

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    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    Got my vote!!

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    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    They look great. Will the fish and boat people give you any hassle for dropping them in the lake?

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    Re: Fish Structure (jrnitro)

    I'm putting them in a private lake and they have been approved. The State of Mississippi does something similar and that's where I got the idea. I don't see why anyone would care - they are no different than dropping a cinder block in the lake they just happen to have some irrigation pipe concreted in it. There is nothing that would be toxic, but you would have to check and see. I think they allow the PVC fish cover people build, but these are better in my opinion and MUCH cheaper to make.

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    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    Note to self......SELF, fish next to the black pole, structure located there!

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    Re: Fish Structure (rudapa)

    Did you drill holes into the plastic pipe for water entry/flow? I'd think that they would just stand up straight (float) with the air in them.

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    Re: Fish Structure (bassinova)

    No, but the extra buoyancy will be a plus I believe. I'd actually like the pipe to be more flexible than it is.

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