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Marking habitat
#523944 07/24/20 06:51 PM
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Has anyone who has put structure in there ponds marked it some how? Like tie a rope to it and put like a bobber on the end? Or used rope with a small buoy?

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Originally Posted by bassman_67
Has anyone who has put structure in there ponds marked it some how? Like tie a rope to it and put like a bobber on the end? Or used rope with a small buoy?

Yeah, I think someone on here ties a duck decoy to them, for more of a natural look.

Correction: There are several people on here that use duck decoys to mark structure :P

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Duck decoy on mine

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Yep, I have about 20 duck decoys floating in mine too!! Been there several years with no problems.


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I'd like to use duck decoys to mark structure, but was told that I need a long beard to buy them.

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bassman_67 #523959 07/25/20 07:12 AM
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Wait,,,What?


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I have used duck decoys and pool floats, and have settled on plastic bottles (screw lids sealed with silicone bathtub sealer) as a low cost float. Don't use milk bottles - that plastic deteriorates in a couple of months outdoors. Other types average about 2 years before Winter ice holes them. I used a 2 liter Mountain Dew bottle last year, and it is still good.

Use polypropylene rope - it floats and helps you replace missing bottles/floats.


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Flame #523970 07/25/20 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Flame
Wait,,,What?

Duck Dynasty


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anthropic #523971 07/25/20 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by anthropic
Originally Posted by Flame
Wait,,,What?

Duck Dynasty
Lol James James James

Re: Marking habitat
bassman_67 #523986 07/26/20 07:29 AM
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I got it...just didn't think others did!! I used to love watching that show.


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I used decoys in the pond when I first put in the diffusers but got away from them after the cormorants started coming to the pond. I felt like the decoys might attract cormorants. So I removed the decoys as a marker. I am not sure that they did but I removed them anyway.


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7 duck decoys in my pond above brush piles.

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bassman_67 #524332 08/04/20 08:41 AM
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laundry detergent bottles last a bit longer than milk jug types - thats what i use on my cloverleaf traps


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