Fish Habitats

Having the right amount and placement of your structure is crucial to having great fishing. Different types of fish require specific habits for help in feeding, foraging, nesting, & concealment.

For years, pond enthusiasts have used old trees, limbs, Christmas trees, pallets & even cars to create reef-like structures for fish habitats. But have you ever had your son or grandson get snagged more than fish?

We love Honey Hole Trees and Shrubs not only because they are snag free, but because they will last a lifetime and do not rot or break. Contact us today for a “Honey Hole” design consultation today.

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How much does the Honey Hole Shrub fish attractor weigh?

The Honey Hole Shrub weighs 15 pounds with the included weights. The fish attractors are very easy to handle and place from a boat or toss in from the bank.

Why two different types of fish structure?

The Honey Hole Shrub was designed to be placed in shallow water of 6 feet or less. Its shape imitates a natural weed bed. The limbs are vertical and dense providing escape cover for baitfish and plenty of vital spawning habitat that will greatly increase overall forage production. The Honey Hole Tree was designed to be utilized in water at least 6 feet deep or deeper. The tree-like shape imitates natural fish cover and quickly attracts many species of game fish.

What is the benefit of artificial fish habitats over “Christmas Trees”?

There are many advantages of our fish attractors in comparison to using cut trees. First, the Honey Hole Shrub and Tree will not decay – put them out once and you’re done. Also, enjoy snag-free fishing and save all of that money spent on lost hooks and tackle. Another huge improvement is that our fish structures are clean and simple; forget about the mess of dealing with brush and cumbersome concrete blocks in the boat.

What kind of weight is used to keep the fish habitat from moving?

The Honey Hole Shrub includes one weight bolted underneath at the center. The open bottom on dome grabs the sediment and keeps it from rolling or sliding. In some cases when placing in locations with a heavy current, you can attach additional weight like a cinder block with a cable or nylon strap through one of the holes.

Do the fish attractors sink easily?

You won’t have any problems placing either fish structure. They both sink quickly and will stay in an upright position regardless of how they enter the water.

What is involved with the assembly of the fish attractors?

Simply push the limbs in the pre-drilled holes until they wedge. No toxic glue or special fastening process is required. Assembly usually takes about 10 minutes per unit.

Does the artificial fish habitat really hold fish?

The abundant flexible limbs produce the perfect density of fish cover. The massive surface area provides abundant substrate for plankton attachment. Our slotted shapes give smaller fish a place to hide which draws in larger game fish. Yes indeed, all of these unique features add up to a fish attractor that is guaranteed to bring the fish to you.

How many fish habitats should I put in my pond?

The number of fish attractors needed will vary depending on the age of the pond, current structures, management goals and the types of fish involved. If your pond or lake is devoid of any underwater structure, then we recommend adding approximately 9 trees and 12 shrubs per acre. This ratio will decrease as the size of the lake increases. Since the fish structures are permanent, you can always put out a few each year until you achieve your overall goal.

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