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automatic fish feeder #12432634
09/19/17 02:23 PM
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Anyone know which automatic fish feeders are worth installing on a dock and if anyone has one they are not using any more they would be willing to sell? We have a lake house and wanting to install one so my 5 yr old granddaughter can catch bream off my dock vs motoring around to a friends dock to catch fish.

Re: automatic fish feeder [Re: get the net] #12485235
10/31/17 03:18 AM
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We've had pretty good results with this one. it's just a bucket with a caster on it.

https://www.amazon.com/Moultrie-6-5-Gall...D9JQXTTQGCDNZVR

Re: automatic fish feeder [Re: get the net] #12485314
10/31/17 05:53 AM
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http://www.cabelas.com/product/On-Time-F...mp;gclsrc=aw.ds

Set it to go off 2 times a day between 15 - 20 seconds everyday, this way it'll keep the fish residing at your dock. Some small Christmas trees tied up to several dock post and a feeder that'll keep the fish around and y'all be all set!

Re: automatic fish feeder [Re: get the net] #12485447
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what kind of fish food do you use? when i have tried in the past, i always ended up with a bunch of turtles hanging around. Thanks

Re: automatic fish feeder [Re: get the net] #12485569
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the small broadcast feeder works well, but make sure to hang it where no food can get on the dock or you will have coons trashing your dock in no time. also, Rocky has a good point, make sure to provide cover for your fish. not only around the dock but put some brush out from the dock in 7-10' and you will have more fish of all species that will move in to feed and back out. another great addition to your dock is a simple dusk to dawn light facing the water about 2' from the water level. it illuminates an area about 5-6' in diameter and will create a natural feeding zone at night. all species of fish get drawn to the light. and unlike underwater lights you can get one for about $20 at home depot and they use almost no energy. THESE ARE THE METHODS I USE ON MY DOCK. MY FATHER ALSO USES THEM ON HIS DOCK AT HIS HOUSE AND WE BOTH HAVE LARGE NUMBER OF BREAM, BASS AND CATFISH.



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Re: automatic fish feeder [Re: get the net] #12485658
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Any tripod deer feeder works. Key is replacing the spout with a directional spout so the feed goes in 1 direction instead of 360 degrees

Re: automatic fish feeder [Re: get the net] #12485668
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Re: automatic fish feeder [Re: speedboat] #12486035
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Originally Posted By: speedboat
what kind of fish food do you use? when i have tried in the past, i always ended up with a bunch of turtles hanging around. Thanks

I use the Trophy Fish from Tractor Supply. It's like $10 for 25lb bags. If you are getting a lot of turtles hanging around, it is probably because your feeder is dispensing more food than your fish can consume. Why I usually only set the timer for 15 seconds, but still occasionally a few turtles will show up.

Tractor Supply has a 50lb bag of catfish pellets, it's cheaper, but they are a little bit bigger than the Trophy Fish food and seem to float longer and we had more turtles hanging around when we used this.

Last edited by Rocky Robison; 10/31/17 07:25 PM.
Re: automatic fish feeder [Re: get the net] #12487646
11/01/17 04:16 PM
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These really attract a lot of perch. I have a neighbor who has one on his dock in Neely Slough on PK. When it goes off it gets hundreds of big perch feeding on the surface.

Big ones like this:



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Re: automatic fish feeder [Re: get the net] #12487775
11/01/17 05:25 PM
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I know a guy that uses a shot feeder (throws in one direction)and Ol Roy cheap dog food. Catfish are always there.


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