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#10802477 - 04/27/15 10:30 PM Crappie Condos -Which do you prefer?
HooknSlabs35 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 140
Loc: Burleson, TX
I'm stirring around the idea of making a few crappie condos for fishing this summer. For those of you who have made them, do you prefer PVC condos, or actual brush such as Xmas trees or willows etc.?

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#10802619 - 04/28/15 01:25 AM Re: Crappie Condos -Which do you prefer? [Re: HooknSlabs35]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3998
Loc: Longview, Tx
It's tough to beat bamboo and cinder blocks. They're cheap and work.

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#10802670 - 04/28/15 04:39 AM Re: Crappie Condos -Which do you prefer? [Re: HooknSlabs35]
RodBreaker aka cwill Offline
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Registered: 01/21/14
Posts: 2961
Loc: Lake Conroe Texas
willows work wonders. Done the bamboo route many times but they dont seem to last as long as willows
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#10802687 - 04/28/15 05:36 AM Re: Crappie Condos -Which do you prefer? [Re: HooknSlabs35]
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 500
Loc: Lewisville Tx
i did the 5 gal bucket x 2....drill 30 - 3/4" holes in it.cut 3/4" yard sprinkle pvc 30" long.put through bucket and add 1/4 bucket of cement.it works!

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#10802781 - 04/28/15 07:13 AM Re: Crappie Condos -Which do you prefer? [Re: hawghoover]
FishingGuy Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 173
Loc: Dallas
Originally Posted By: hawghoover
i did the 5 gal bucket x 2....drill 30 - 3/4" holes in it.cut 3/4" yard sprinkle pvc 30" long.put through bucket and add 1/4 bucket of cement.it works!

Pics?? Seems like a lot of work, but pvc seems like it would be good because your line would not get tangled.

If you drop a brush pile, how long does it take before you can expect to start catching fish on one?


Edited by FishingGuy (04/28/15 08:40 AM)
Edit Reason: Typo

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#10802785 - 04/28/15 07:16 AM Re: Crappie Condos -Which do you prefer? [Re: HooknSlabs35]
crapyetr Online   sleepy
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Registered: 09/20/14
Posts: 1345
Loc: Nacog TX
here's sum i built last year...no work involved



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#10802809 - 04/28/15 07:24 AM Re: Crappie Condos -Which do you prefer? [Re: HooknSlabs35]
DLALLDER Offline
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Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 1640
Loc: pittsburg,tx
I have never had much luck with PVC condos. I like cedar trees not Christmas trees,. It takes just as much work & time to put in a Christmas tree that will give you 2-3 years of use as it does to put in a 5-8' end of a cedar tree (as big as you can handle) that will give you 8-12 years of use. I am using and still catching crappie off of cedar brush piles that I put out 12-14 years ago. The only thing better than cedar is cypress or bois-d-arc. Bois-d-arc will be there till you are a old, old man, doesn't matter how old you are today. This is my opinion about crappie BP's.

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#10802992 - 04/28/15 08:28 AM Re: Crappie Condos -Which do you prefer? [Re: HooknSlabs35]
marschall Offline
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Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 801
Loc: Venus Texas
Last year our cedar trees rotted in about 6 months. Bamboo is free and we are killing them with these we made last January
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#10803033 - 04/28/15 08:39 AM Re: Crappie Condos -Which do you prefer? [Re: HooknSlabs35]
BlueNitro Offline
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Registered: 06/08/10
Posts: 4551
Loc: Lewisville
I like to build PVC trees and add bamboo or cedar limbs in with the pvc. Seems to work pretty well for me.




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#10803042 - 04/28/15 08:42 AM Re: Crappie Condos -Which do you prefer? [Re: BlueNitro]
FishingGuy Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 173
Loc: Dallas
Thanks for the pics, those are great. thumb

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#10803236 - 04/28/15 09:43 AM Re: Crappie Condos -Which do you prefer? [Re: HooknSlabs35]
wacorusty Offline
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Registered: 06/02/11
Posts: 136
Here's a few of mine. I used irrigation tubing and filled them with spray foam. A bag of cement in each bucket. My only problem is they don't show up on the finder easily. I guess that's not too bad since I know where they are, just takes a few more minutes to pinpoint. BUT, IMO, you can't beat a big ol' willow tree stuck in a soft bottom.


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#10803398 - 04/28/15 10:35 AM Re: Crappie Condos -Which do you prefer? [Re: HooknSlabs35]
Keith Speer Offline
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Registered: 12/21/07
Posts: 1467
Loc: Frost, Tx
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Crappie fishing... what else is there ??


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#10803421 - 04/28/15 10:41 AM Re: Crappie Condos -Which do you prefer? [Re: HooknSlabs35]
rexmitchell Offline
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Registered: 11/29/11
Posts: 584
I've done a bunch of X-mas tree and bamboo condos, bamboo seems to hold the most fish and is easy to get unstuck from. I've had mine in the water for a couple years now and they seem to be doing well.





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#10803614 - 04/28/15 11:44 AM Re: Crappie Condos -Which do you prefer? [Re: HooknSlabs35]
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Registered: 03/24/04
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Loc: Mansfield
Some of my recent ones ...



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#10803665 - 04/28/15 11:58 AM Re: Crappie Condos -Which do you prefer? [Re: HooknSlabs35]
BlueNitro Offline
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Registered: 06/08/10
Posts: 4551
Loc: Lewisville
For my next ones I am going to use MaryJane plants in hopes they give the crappie the 'munchies'.

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