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Thinking of cutting up 24" black culvert for structure/cover and sinking in it 4-8 feet of water, if this is a good idea anyone know what good length to cut them would be? Think I have around 20'

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I don't have any direct experiance but I would think 4 or 5 foot would be about perfect.

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I've caught lots of bass out of culverts but they always have water flowing through them, not just pieces of culvert. If it's public water you might be careful you don't get a ticket for littering though. 

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I think two-foot sections would work well, but is it legal to add man-made fish attractors to lakes in your state?

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1 hour ago, BassThumb said:

I think two-foot sections would work well, but is it legal to add man-made fish attractors to lakes in your state?

 

1 hour ago, Rampow7155 said:

It's private, 15 acre pond, half of it has a pretty flat bottom at 6' depth

The government can't tell you what to do in private waters, not yet anyway!

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1 hour ago, Catt said:The government can't tell you what to do in private waters, not yet anyway!

I have unlimited access to an 80-acre private lake with about 10 houses and 3 docks on it. It's full of decent-sized bass, not to mention magnum walleyes that cannot breed because the lake is basically a bowl consisting of sugar-sand (useless for walleyes) and lily pads, so all the walleyes are 5-15 year old stockers that nobody seriously fishes for.

On behalf of myself and the landowner/friend who lets me launch my boat, I asked the DNR if I could drop gravel and chunk rock on the winter ice to make spawning habitat for the stocked walleyes in the lake. I had access to about one ton of crushed concrete that came from a busted up foundation of a house. They said that state regs stand equally for both public and private waters, so we cannot plant man-made cover in the lake because that's the rule in Minnesota, even if it won't cause any harm, like concrete gravel. 

I'm just throwing that out there. DNR regs can be rather illogical, harsh, and unforgiving, and I don't want to see any BR members getting jammed up. 

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2 hours ago, BassThumb said:

I have unlimited access to an 80-acre private lake with about 10 houses and 3 docks on it. It's full of decent-sized bass, not to mention magnum walleyes that cannot breed because the lake is basically a bowl consisting of sugar-sand (useless for walleyes) and lily pads, so all the walleyes are 5-15 year old stockers that nobody seriously fishes for.

On behalf of myself and the landowner/friend who lets me launch my boat, I asked the DNR if I could drop gravel and chunk rock on the winter ice to make spawning habitat for the stocked walleyes in the lake. I had access to about one ton of crushed concrete that came from a busted up foundation of a house. They said that state regs stand equally for both public and private waters, so we cannot plant man-made cover in the lake because that's the rule in Minnesota, even if it won't cause any harm, like concrete gravel. 

I'm just throwing that out there. DNR regs can be rather illogical, harsh, and unforgiving, and I don't want to see any BR members getting jammed up. 

Ya need to check the Supreme Court overturned that ruling

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If it were my lake I would put in it whatever I felt would be good for it.     I wouldn't be advertising it though.

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A flat bottom pond I fish has something similar to to culvert pipe in it for structure. They are cut into 3 ft pieces and some are standing straight up, while other are laying down. There placed in various ares of the pond in groups of 3-5 pieces. They almost always hold bass.

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