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#300917 - 07/27/12 11:10 AM Re: Structure , cover, etc types and methods wit [Re: ewest]
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Cat's root ball structures.

we also put some 6 to to 8-foot lengths of 10-inch PVC pipe between/under some of the stumps for the catfish to have some "spring break" fun.





A friend also brought his excavator over pull out some stumps on the back side of the main pond, and to do a final positioning of the stumps we dumped in earlier as the new hiding places for fish.






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#306049 - 09/09/12 02:53 PM Re: Structure , cover, etc types and methods wit [Re: ewest]
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For some more detailed, advanced reading about sturcture vs cover plus some water weed information plus general info about pond stratification and turnover see this link. It also has a lot of basic information about angling.

http://www.learninghowtofish.com/pages/the-underwater-world-of-freshwater-fish.php


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#312006 - 11/14/12 10:13 AM Re: Structure , cover, etc types and methods wit [Re: ewest]
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Description Layouts based on a final installation of 20-25% of a body of water's surface area in habitat of various materials.








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Bluegillerkiller's pvc buckets.








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#325289 - 03/13/13 10:22 AM Re: Structure , cover, etc types and methods wit [Re: ewest]
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Structure pics compliments of the guys from FISHIDING. Take a close look at what is going on in the pics.





















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#341302 - 06/28/13 11:37 AM Re: Structure , cover, etc types and methods wit [Re: ewest]
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MIdwest Lake Management crew just completed a huge fish habitat project near Butler, MO. Sixteen units of different configurations were constructed ....






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#342545 - 07/07/13 10:07 AM Re: Structure , cover, etc types and methods wit [Re: ewest]
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Notes of underwater observations of fish behavior and how they utilize placed structure. Structure color can make a difference as noted in the June 29, 2013 description of Why Fish Cribs Work -
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=342537#Post342537

Direct link to the Crib article on the Photographer's website.
Scroll down to the June 16, 2013 post titled: Why Fish Cribs work, Why they fail.
http://underwaterfishphotos.blogspot.com/

Also in the above link read the section about the benefit of weeds in a pond as cover and how they help in maintaining a diverse fish community dated June 29, 2013 Lake On The Brink.

It is hard to duplicate Mother Nature with artificial structure.


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#342554 - 07/07/13 12:24 PM Re: Structure , cover, etc types and methods wit [Re: ewest]
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Thanks Bill !
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Bamboo Condo and Bamboo Laydown from Foodeefish's thread

http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=360217#Post360217








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#367338 - 02/25/14 02:21 PM Re: Structure , cover, etc types and methods wit [Re: ewest]
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More on xmas trees by FireIsHot -- Al

http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=367249&page=1


After looking through the archives last year, I decided to try something ewest had posted from a presentation at the PB III conference.
Towards bottom of page

Instead of tying the trees to a post, I looped them around a t post covered by a piece of used oilfield drilling pipe. Because of my water level fluctuations, I wanted something that could rise and fall with the water until the trees ultimately sank. I did this last year, and it took approximately 3 months for the original Christmas trees to sink.

Today, I just boated out to the posts, and it took less than a minute to hang 7 more Christmas trees over the ones from last year.

Oil field pipe is cheap, but any galvanized post would do. I just made sure to have it extend 6" above full pool, so the trees couldn't slide off the top.

My CNBG were back feeding less than an hour after all the commotion.

t post cover by a feeder.


Close up of post and trees.


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#442792 - 04/04/16 11:07 AM Re: Structure , cover, etc types and methods wit [Re: ewest]
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New pvc structure idea by Hook

http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=442791#Post442791

Hope the pics show up. A fun little pvc project I worked on. It's gonna be a fish magnet.
http://s90.photobucket.com/user/probass/slideshow/Pvc%20trees


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American Fish Tree video - structure

Video is 3.5 minutes long and it shows how easy the American Fish Tree is to use. All PVC, heavy duty, no glues or fasteners. Assembled the Tree in 7 minutes while in the boat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcSmQExCr3A

Some PVC trees placed by xraytrpper:
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=455225#Post455225


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Habitat and structure ideas from Pennsylvania Fish and Game Commission.
http://www.fishandboat.com/Resource/Habitat/Documents/lake_fish_hab.pdf

Plastic tubing price 500-1000ft.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=460487#Post460487


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I put one in the upper neck.


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One about 30 yards to the east next to the overflow.


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And one tied to the fence on the west side. Didn't see any reason to use additional posts here.
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Shallow water brush piles by FireIsHot.


The first two pics are of a finished brush pile on a shallow water point. It covers 20'X40' area, and will be adjacent to a patch of hybrid lilies. Cover and summertime shade.




These pics are of 3 brush piles that were placed in a CNBG preferred spawning flat. It was hard to get a pick of all three, but they're in 6" to 3' of water, and abut 15' apart. They were placed adjacent to hybrid lilies, reeds, and water primrose.







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