Creating Structure

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by catchaser1, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. catchaser1

    catchaser1 New Member

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    Do any of you all have any luck with sinking pipe, barrells, ect., for fish to hide in or just to create some structure. I was planning on sinking some 8" pipe cut into sections about 3 or 4 feet. Any better ideas, or will it even work?
     
  2. StuBone278

    StuBone278 New Member

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    I'm not sure on structure for catfish, but I know you can take some quik-dry cement, put it in a bucket and stick a bunch of 1" pvc pipes about 2-3 feet long into the cement to make an artificial reef. The great thing about it is that there is very little chance of you getting caught up in it. White pvc for sacalait, and black for bass...I'm yet to try it, but that's the word I've heard.
     

  3. catchaser1

    catchaser1 New Member

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    does anyone have any luck sinking pipe, barrells, ect. for fish to hide in or just to create some structure, Whats the best method?
     
  4. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    I would think you need to check with your local game wardens. In some states it is illegal to put anything in the water to attract the fish.
     
  5. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Great Idea reps to you:big_smile:
     
  6. CatfishHateMe

    CatfishHateMe New Member

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    take a piece of pipe and put it in a 5 gallon bucket with cement and put it to where its visible from a boat in the water and paint it hunter orange. then every year after christmas time, talk to everyone and ask if they have real xmas trees. get all of the trees you can and put them down in that spot. works great, my grandpa does it in a little bluegill pond thats also got a huge flathead in it ive yet to catch:tounge_out:
     
  7. catchaser1

    catchaser1 New Member

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    the only problem with that is everybody else will see it and fish it and we dont want that:big_smile:
     
  8. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    My fishing partner and I were talking about sinking some Christmas trees after the holiday to see if they attract some flatties by next spring. I gotta check the warden's office first.
     
  9. CatfishHateMe

    CatfishHateMe New Member

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    well, im referring to a pond where me and a max of 3 other people fish on private property so i dont really have to worry about that:lol:
     
  10. SpaceAce

    SpaceAce New Member

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  11. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I know that at Jordan Lake the DNR makes stuctures out of plastic 50 gallon barrels cut in half and aluminiun bracing. If I can find the pic I will post it. As for me personally I snuck a few barrels into the creeks when I was a youngun and it attracted fish not always catfish but it did work
     
  12. heavyduty

    heavyduty New Member

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    I agree with Awshucks, You need to check your local laws before setting artificial structure out. right now i understand our local laws are banning any type of artificial structure, they can only be made of wood. No metal or plastic barrels, or any kind of non biodegradable materials.
     
  13. Redtick

    Redtick New Member

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    A lot of crappie fishermen put out what is called a "crappie condo". They are 5 gallon buckets whith oak brush, pvc, or cane sticking out, then filled with concrete and then sunk at statigic places. They are much better than Christmas trees. They will attract catfish for the same reason they attract crappie.
    There is a lot of information at wwwdotcrappiedotcom's message board.
    Such structure may be illegal in some states but a lot of guys put them out and build their own "honeyhole".
     
  14. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    in a small lake where i was raised they use to sink old tires with concrete in them for breeding structure for their channel cat. Only prob is that it is easy to hang up on these.
    I like the idea of 8" pvc but u need a way to keep it stationary
     
  15. spanishcatman

    spanishcatman New Member

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    I have no idea if it's legal or not (and I'd hate to advise anyone to break any laws), but creating your own feature really works. Me and some mates dumped in a heap of boulders when the river was really low in the summer. We took some great fish of it the following spring when the water levels were back up.

    Damn back hurt for a month after carting the rocks mind you :smile2:
     
  16. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Geez, if I caught what was in your pic, my back would hurt also. LOL
     
  17. spanishcatman

    spanishcatman New Member

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    Ha ha! :lol: That fish had a seriously bad attitude from the moment I stuck the hook in its mouth! We had to chase after it in the boat cos it ripped a lot of line off my reel. It was one that we had from the home-made rock pile as it happens. It wasn't the biggest but it was the best picture.
     
  18. jimfurness

    jimfurness New Member

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    When I was about 12 years old, my step Dad's pond was extremely low during a really dry summer. I drove about 10 stakes I made from trimmed elm brush into the mud. I then took some leftover chicken wire and hog pen wire and strung it about 2 feet above the mud with bailing wire. Until I went into the service at 17, the fishing was always fantastic near the wire. Also, in late summer I always collected a lot of bass lures from folks that had slithered in to fish without permission. I know that they didn't ask because my step Dad would always tell the ones that asked permission where the wire was and where to and not to cast. I still remember he welcomed all that ever asked. I went back in my late 20s and found the new owners of the farm had drained and filled the pond then planted Johnson grass for quail hunting.

    After over 50 years of fishing, I'll always look for christmas tree structure for panfish. Also, as a teenaged sailor visiting Mississippi for a weekend, I jumped off a fishing pier when the bar closed and landed on a rusty sunken automobile roof. My right leg went completely through the roof. Fortunately for me, the cut on my leg was disinfected by the ethanol in my bloodstream. The lady fishing there that night said "you sure is messin up the catfishing"... She was probably right in her rapid assesment of the situation.
     
  19. catman529

    catman529 New Member

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    Throw your Christmas tree in the water. It will attract small fish like bream. Then you could use it as a catfish attractor. I guess it would work, give it a try and let me know.
     
  20. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Dang man ...what a cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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