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So made couple things with pvc filled with concrete thoughts? The plan is have then just laying down with all the 1/2" parts sticking up. Just something to have some shelter and to have my own little hot spot hopefully haha. Any suggestions or ideas if this might work or not. As of now have nothing really structure wise in the water. Just rock shores and not actually in the water

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Have you ever seen the experiment they did with bass where they put several in a plain white tank and painted a black stripe on the wall? All the bass moved to be by the black stripe. If you have a pond with zero cover, those things are your black stripe. Put them in areas that already hold fish and you'll probably catch a fish off of them every time you fish them once they start using them. 

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Be better once they get covered in some algae and attract baitfish as well. I would look at covering some of the pipes and bottom piece with a light coating of concrete to help that growth get a foothold as PVC isn't the best surface for it.  Could also do a mix of pvc and some small natural branches at the bottom as well around the base(cover for baitfish).  Sink it and if you're really looking to max it out, put a few big rocks around it.  Great idea though.  Good luck.

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Thanks for the tips Gulf Captain for the tips I will be adding the concrete.  Bluebasser yea I have see the stripe photos.  I got idea from the balls I see they sale that are round and you add the pvc to them.  

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Speaking on that picture can you find it anywere with the bass in the bowl.  I cant find anywhere know I saw on facebook somowhere 

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I haven't seen it online but it's in a book about bass that I own. 

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Be better once they get covered in some algae and attract baitfish as well. I would look at covering some of the pipes and bottom piece with a light coating of concrete to help that growth get a foothold as PVC isn't the best surface for it.  Could also do a mix of pvc and some small natural branches at the bottom as well around the base(cover for baitfish).  Sink it and if you're really looking to max it out, put a few big rocks around it.  Great idea though.  Good luck.

 

 

So I took your advice and smeared some concrete on it.  It didnt pan out like I thought but think will help a little.  I have the second to try a different technique.  As I chucked it out in the water today I realized forgot to add the branches so the next one will get this added to it.  Might try toss it out the other one this weekend.  Thanks again for the tips 

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Those look good.  They will get covered up in algae pretty quickly, and I've caught crappie on PVC mats many times right after putting them out, way before the algae started growing anyway. 

 

One suggestion:

In private ponds, I like to build in a handle on mine, just one long piece of PVC that comes to the top.  This way, you always know where it is, and also, you have an easy way to move it around if it isn't drawing fish. 

I had a couple of my mats down at the inlaws over thanksgiving that weren't producing for me. I moved them both and caught several crappie off of both mats that w/end after the move :)

The PVC lasts a LONG time and it's almost impossible to hang up in, win-win.  You will get crushed banging a crankbait through that thing!

Another good item to add in to your mats are those white plastic lawn chairs that always break.  I pick up every one I see on the side of the road and tie them together to make mats - they give a lot of shade. 

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Wow thanks for the tips and yeah I tied a bobber to this on in the middle with little slack since the water level is up.  Might not been best idea I got snagged up in that today haha.  So had to bust out the kayak and shortened the line.  I think your idea would be more ideal.  I have only tossed out one so far might build up couple more we shall see.  

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