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#11176826 - 10/21/15 12:17 PM Artificial Bass Habitat
JSpeckETx Offline
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Registered: 03/08/15
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Loc: Jacksonville Tx
What would be my best option for sinking fish habitat. I'm thinking bamboo cemented in 5 gallon buckets. Will this cover be good for larger bass? What have you guys had the best luck with producing quality bass and did it last a long time?

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#11176856 - 10/21/15 12:29 PM Re: Artificial Bass Habitat [Re: JSpeckETx]
Skeeter man ZX225 Offline
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bigger bass like large cover (spring is an exception to this). find a thick log with a fork in it and put the fork in the concrete so the larger beam is parallel with the bottom and the larger bass will suspend under it for a quick ambush. or put in a lot of time in and build a large brush pile. The larger the object the more comfortable the bass is with it. Hope this helps

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#11176883 - 10/21/15 12:39 PM Re: Artificial Bass Habitat [Re: JSpeckETx]
Curtbass Offline
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Registered: 04/17/15
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PVC lasts a long time.

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#11176979 - 10/21/15 01:29 PM Re: Artificial Bass Habitat [Re: JSpeckETx]
slim 285 Offline
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Do some research on Lake Havasua . They put a lot of stuff in the water to make habitat . The bigger the better.

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#11177000 - 10/21/15 01:40 PM Re: Artificial Bass Habitat [Re: JSpeckETx]
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Huge piles of bois d'arc are the best I have found. cup hooks cemented into about 2 gals of concrete. chain from the cup hook to the object to sink.
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#11177032 - 10/21/15 01:56 PM Re: Artificial Bass Habitat [Re: fouzman]
RL206 Offline
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Huge piles of bois d'arc are the best I have found. cup hooks cemented into about 2 gals of concrete. chain from the cup hook to the object to sink.


They do like the bois d'arc trees, they last forever. The hard part is cutting one down, I tried to cut one on the lake with my chainsaw, I went at it until the saw got hot and quit, the tree is still there with a burned cut in it.

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#11177047 - 10/21/15 02:03 PM Re: Artificial Bass Habitat [Re: JSpeckETx]
fouzman Offline
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Buy lots and lots of replacement chains roflmao
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#11177055 - 10/21/15 02:05 PM Re: Artificial Bass Habitat [Re: fouzman]
JSpeckETx Offline
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Is Bois D'arc common to east tx? Do you like it because it last long or just the type of cover it provides?


Edited by JSpeckETx (10/21/15 02:14 PM)

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#11177059 - 10/21/15 02:07 PM Re: Artificial Bass Habitat [Re: JSpeckETx]
RL206 Offline
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Or take a cutting torch with you.

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#11177099 - 10/21/15 02:21 PM Re: Artificial Bass Habitat [Re: JSpeckETx]
salex Offline
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This is the best artificial habitat. The state of Florida has spent 7 figures on this stuff over the past few years.

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#11177225 - 10/21/15 03:08 PM Re: Artificial Bass Habitat [Re: JSpeckETx]
fouzman Offline
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Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: JSpeckETx
Is Bois D'arc common to east tx? Do you like it because it last long or just the type of cover it provides?


Very long lasting and lot's of branches.
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#11177239 - 10/21/15 03:12 PM Re: Artificial Bass Habitat [Re: salex]
JSpeckETx Offline
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Loc: Jacksonville Tx
Looks awesome. I have about 3 figures and some manpower to spend on this project and that first figure doesn't go very high. Haha

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#11177529 - 10/21/15 05:05 PM Re: Artificial Bass Habitat [Re: JSpeckETx]
Pufferfish Offline
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Registered: 09/03/15
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Loc: Watauga, Tx
There used to be a group of guys around Palastine that would go collect Christmas trees after the holidays, and sink them all over the lake. I dont know if they still do or not. I believe they just used cinder blocks for weight.
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#11177782 - 10/21/15 07:10 PM Re: Artificial Bass Habitat [Re: JSpeckETx]
Bruce Allen Offline
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Loc: Emory, Texas
Texas parks & Wildlife must believe that plastic pipe made into 6' by 6' by 4' squares with the 5" elastic tubing wound thru it works and will last.

They gave the LFSA enough of this stuff to build 60 of these artifical reefs that are spread on 12 sites in Lake Fork. You can go to the TPWD website and find the GPS coordinates.
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#11178009 - 10/21/15 09:00 PM Re: Artificial Bass Habitat [Re: JSpeckETx]
JSpeckETx Offline
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Registered: 03/08/15
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Loc: Jacksonville Tx
Thanks for the input. I'm going try a few different types of cover and see what I have the best luck with. The pvc cubes with tubing sound like a cool idea. Here is a pic of what I'm going to try first. I plan on putting four of these in one area.


Edited by JSpeckETx (10/21/15 09:14 PM)

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