Making fish attractors

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by Rod S., Dec 24, 2020.

  1. Rod S.

    Rod S. 8 pointer

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    Built several last spring that were pvc & irrigation line that are the typical you tube builds. Placed them under my slip & wasn't happy with the results for crappie. Going to pull them soon & start over. What has worked best for you??
     
  2. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    Christmas trees. But you get hung in them alot
     
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  3. ribsplitter

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    Cane stuffed into buckets of concrete.
     
  4. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 12 pointer

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    You need to leave them. PVC take a few years to start attracting good they have to start growing algae and other organisms. Their weedlessness is hard to beat. Tomato stick attractors start growing algae faster I believe, but not as weedless
     
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  5. mudhole crossing

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    Wood. Plastic doesn’t hold heat like wood. And like said above, takes on algae quicker. I love fishing crappie stake/beds
     
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    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    This is a great option as well
     
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  7. Trapper Delk

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    I got a shrub next to my driveway that's got to go '5x'5 what the laws on putting them in lakes like green River
     
  8. zone1

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    I like staked hey bails. They last about 3 years.
     
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  9. Redlined

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    ^^^This. Don't last as long as stake beds or PVC, but pull in fish quick. Once fished a spot on the Ohio where some flooding had washed in some roundbales that got waterlogged and stuck on riprap. The baitfish were all over them and anything resembling a minnow caught everything from football sized spots to hybrids and catfish.
     
  10. Rod S.

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    Think i will go with that, thanks!! Anyone know of a place to cut it without getting run off, too slow to run. Pm me if needed.
     
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  11. ribsplitter

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    There is alot of it in Greenup, not sure down your way.
     
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  12. FOWLER2671

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    I wonder if some sandpaper run over the PVC would get the algae growing quicker?

    First time hearing about the hay bale trick?
     
  13. WildmanWilson

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    Willow trees with a block on the bottom and plastic jug on the top to keep it floating upright. A tall brush pile is better because fish move up and down in the water column depending on weather condition. They can move up high or down deep but still stay in the area. With a low brush pile they will move to a different area to find the depth they need. Willow trees usually grow around the water too so you can cut them locally.
     
  14. slobear

    slobear 12 pointer

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    Nothing brings fish in like a stump. It can be made of almost anything including a weighted stump. I have never had any luck with pvc sanded or not.
     
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  15. Rod S.

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    I put out 4 structures yesterday. All cane 4 to 10 ft. in length. Will be interesting to see when & if they attract fish.
     
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