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#12382798 - 08/11/17 09:13 PM Hard to find
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 5039
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
two porcupine fish structures I made of schedule 40 pvc.They were both anchored down with concrete in two home depot bucket. I drop them in the lake the other day in 15 FOW. When I circled around to mark them I could`nt find them on 2D sonar , Side scan sonar or down image.It should have been easy enough to recognize there signature with all those pvc pipes going every which a way but They were`nt where I thought they should have been. I must have circled around about 30-45 min looking for those things and never did.My question is has anyone else ever had this experience before with pvc being difficult to find on the lake bottom?I guess I`ll give it another try on another day but for future reference what did I do wrong and what should I have done to ensure finding the next couple that I drop?

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#12382840 - 08/11/17 09:36 PM Re: Hard to find [Re: Fishbonz]
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Registered: 11/21/12
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Loc: Corsicana TX.
pvc has close to the same density as water (1.1 to 1) there for it doesn't show up as well as brush.
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#12382861 - 08/11/17 09:48 PM Re: Hard to find [Re: Fishbonz]
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#12382872 - 08/11/17 09:53 PM Re: Hard to find [Re: Fishbonz]
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Next time try adding some dowel rods to some of the PVC tubes so you can get a signal bouncing back. Or a few pieces of wood in the bucket with the PVC.

If you didn't turn your sensitivity way up, try that, and look for the signature of the buckets on the bottom.
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#12382917 - 08/11/17 10:29 PM Re: Hard to find [Re: Ken Gaby]
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They'll show up good Horace when fish are on them.
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#12383043 - 08/12/17 02:45 AM Re: Hard to find [Re: Fishbonz]
stratos caster Online   content
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Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 204
Loc: whiteoak,tx
Mark them with a float get a gps fix and a triangulation with land marks then remove float.

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#12383213 - 08/12/17 10:08 AM Re: Hard to find [Re: Fishbonz]
Mo Online   content
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Registered: 10/08/01
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I always drop a bouy when deploying a new pile .
That way I can drop the additional pieces in close proximity to the first.
When done , I mark the gps way point at the bouy , then pick it up.
That being said , pvc shows up just fine on my finders,
Mo
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#12383349 - 08/12/17 12:34 PM Re: Hard to find [Re: Mo]
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: Mo
I always drop a bouy when deploying a new pile .
That way I can drop the additional pieces in close proximity to the first.
When done , I mark the gps way point at the bouy , then pick it up.
That being said , pvc shows up just fine on my finders,
Mo
Duh WHY DIDN`T I THINK OF THAT?~+&*^ bang Drop a MARKER FIRST!! rolleyesThanks a million MO! and the rest of you guys are awsome.Thanks for responding fellow TFFer`s thumb

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#12383356 - 08/12/17 12:42 PM Re: Hard to find [Re: Mo]
fishinman Online   content
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Registered: 12/12/01
Posts: 1690
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Mo
I always drop a bouy when deploying a new pile .
That way I can drop the additional pieces in close proximity to the first.
When done , I mark the gps way point at the bouy , then pick it up.
That being said , pvc shows up just fine on my finders,
Mo


Yep...this...

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#12383423 - 08/12/17 01:35 PM Re: Hard to find [Re: Fishbonz]
Big_CatEM Offline
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Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 3452
Loc: Keller Area
You got this, Horace. You da man. And don't worry about the office, it's slowwwwwwwwwwwww. I caught like 4 dinks in 3 hours Friday morning.

Good luck on the piles!
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#12383780 - 08/12/17 07:34 PM Re: Hard to find [Re: Big_CatEM]
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: Big_CatEM
You got this, Horace. You da man. And don't worry about the office, it's slowwwwwwwwwwwww. I caught like 4 dinks in 3 hours Friday morning.

Good luck on the piles!
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#12384188 - 08/13/17 08:45 AM Re: Hard to find [Re: Fishbonz]
Hickory Nut Offline
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Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 506
Loc: Wichita Falls
For what it's worth, one year I sunk pvc. Then about a boat length away, I sunk bamboo. Then another boat length, I sunk willows. The willows held the most fish, the bamboo produced some one the biggest fish and the pvc was hit or miss.

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