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How do you make your own structure for bass???

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Made these a few weeks ago for my pond. Will be making more. Super easy to make (kids helped) and they're proven in the water.

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With this....

I AGREE!! START CUTTING & FALLING SOME OLD TREES! WILL WORK EVERYTIME.

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With this....

I AGREE!! START CUTTING & FALLING SOME OLD TREES! WILL WORK EVERYTIME.

Snags...   >:(

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With this....

far too noisy under the cover of darkness. Might I reccomend............

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also, FBL:

Copper wire? People are getting electricuted, falling thru roofs and going to jail trying to steal this stuff. Are you trying to add drowning to the list? ;D

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We did the pvc pipe in bucket thing a couple years ago at out cabin on Weiss Lake. We used those metal caserole dishes you can throw away - lined em with saran wrap and filled with concrete then plugged the pipe in. 10 minutes to make about a day to cure - we put 7 of em out off our pier. They've been great for the crappie - but I haven't tried fishing for bass off em - I'm sure they'd work. The key is placing them near other structure like a nice long point or on the edge of a dropoff - any area where bass are anyway turns a decent spot into bass heaven.

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My biggest concern for this question is. He is asking about a canal that is 2' to 4' deep. all of these porcupine things and buckets with pvc are a little big IMO.

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In Brooklyn they just take the bodies and throw them in

MY BEST PRODUCING MAN MADE SPOT: THE HOFFA HUMP ;D

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Unless you are in the excavation process of building a lake, or can dump tons of rocks, you can't really change the or add to the structure.  All of the examples posted here, some BRILLIANT ones I might add, are cover.

I take that back, the Hoffa Hump is structure, LOL.

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All of these,especially Eddie Munster's pails are better than what the PA Fish and Boating commision use. Great Ideas! 8-)

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My biggest concern for this question is. He is asking about a canal that is 2' to 4' deep. all of these porcupine things and buckets with pvc are a little big IMO.

Here's something that'll work in the shallower waters...

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and one completed

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http://www.pondboss.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Board=4&Number=160956&Searchpage=1&Main=13450&Words=bush&topic=0&Search=true#Post160956

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also, FBL:

Copper wire? People are getting electricuted, falling thru roofs and going to jail trying to steal this stuff. Are you trying to add drowning to the list? ;D

Just keep your Slider Heads away from my copper wire and there wont be any problems.  8-)

I got your Team Fatboy welcome pack ready. I'll bring it tomorrow night.

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You can make them out of PVC, or you can buy the from Cabelas. Another option is to throw x-mas trees in the lake. I know people with priviate lakes that do that.

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PVC is the way to go if you have permission.  Clean, no snags, fun to make, and really effective.  Get an expert to help you place though.  Bass tend to follow patterns instead of bouncing over open waters from structure to structure.  So plan a pattern before placing.

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Christmas trees are readily available and free of charge, but their effective lifespan is disappointing.

Although the tree trunks will last for several years, coniferous foliage wastes away fairly rapidly.

The final insult is having to vacuum all the needles out of the boat carpet >:(

In my opinion, the simplest, cheapest and most effective manmade reefs are constructed of

4 Leachbed Corrugated Pipe anchored with Cinder Blocks.

URL> http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=24142-124-CF321040010&lpage=none

In lakes where lush weeds and woods are both found, bass will almost invariably gravitate to the lush weeds.

This would suggest that reefs with movement are preferable to starched reefs.

Furthermore, the best reefs create the most shade, and four-inch diameter pipe casts a broader shadow

than components of smaller diameter. In addition, reefs that support aquatic life are superior to slick surfaces

that discourage barnacles and aquatic life. The rough corrugated surface coupled with the perforations in the pipe

support infestation by aquatic life. By weaving the cheap lightweight corrugated pipe in and out of the cement blocks,

the hidey-hole configurations are limited only by your imagination, moreover, the reef will last indefinitely.

To get the best return for your efforts, it's wise to situate the reef on the the ledge of a drop-off,

and ideally more than one reef would be anchored on ledges in different water depths.

In this manner, the reefs will accommodate fluctuating pool levels throughout an annual cycle.

Roger

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If I had access to those images, I'd have posted them to make the case against xmas trees.

Turn around twice in life, and ten years has gone by.

If I go to the toil of fabricating a manmade reef, I want it to last "forever"  :)

Roger

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