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I'm wanting to build some artificial cover and take it out and sink it into places on the Lake that I can eventually make into a Secret Honey-hole. Have any of you created Artificial Cover using PVC Pipe? I was thinking of taking a 5 Gallon Bucket, Cement and some long PVC pipe about 1/2inch in diameter. Any help on how to go about doing this would be great.

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Google PVC fish attractors. Lots of ways to make them.

The problem with PVC Is that it will be there forever. A lot of public lakes have regulations against PVC attractors too so do your homework before you go sinking them.

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I use to gather Christmas Trees and use cinder blocks to sink them. Put 5 or 6 in a small area on flats, humps. on shallow side of drop offs. Works great. Be careful, some rules and regs don't allow them. And don't take anyone to them outside your family. I did and they were not a secret anymore.

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I have seen guys connect three pallets together to make a pyramid shape and drag them out on the ice for the spring thaw.

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I have used 1/2 pvc and five gallon buckets i put some brush in th bucket poured half full of quick qrete then filled in any holes in my brush with pvc I left pvc ten foot and heated it in the middle to make it lay out to the sides if you get it even your bucket will stand up when you sink it. Works great I put mine out at night so nobody will see my spots

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Bass and crappie anglers have been putting secret habitate in public lakes for decades, usually with mixed results. The reasons are complex, the main reasons artifical habitate fails are poor choice of location and too little cover to attract enough prey to attract predators like bass.

Example is adding brush piles or Xmas trees off docks to attract crappie; the dock is the main cover, the added brush or Xmas tree becomes secondary cover seasonally, usually pre-spawn thru post spawn, about 2 months at best. Add the same habitate on an isolated flat or break and the added cover may attract a few bass on occasion, primarily during the spawn, if the cover is in a protected spawning area and the lake has very little natural cover.

Getting together with a club and coordinating a habitate construction project with the local fishery people will have a greater impact, but not a secret.

My advice is learn how to use your sonar unit to find natural honey holes that will produce bass every year....they are located away from the shoreline where over 90% of the bass anglers never look!

Tom

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