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Crappie cover for shallow water

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By catman - Posted on 28 September 2010

Here is an idea a buddy sent me. Anybody have any of these out? Are they working? Since they are plastic they should last forever..

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"The Cradle Artificial Fish Habitat"
"The Cradle Artificial Fish Habitat"

Shallow water cover needs to be as fine and dense as you can get it. Picture a weedbed, with slop at the shoreline coming out to cabbage growing to maybe 10-12'. The fry need the shallow dense cover for the first few months before exploring further into 4-8' depths. The key to a balanced system is providing enough cover for juveniles to grow to 4-6" before being eaten. Bigger forage grows bigger predators. We offer a few different options of shallow water habitat from small aquarium, Koi/garden pond sizes on up. This model is called the cradle and opens to a ball of fine pvc strands 28" high and 48' diameter. Check them out and get 10% off just for being a member! All units are self standing and weighted, just bend to shape and toss in water.

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A distinct layer of water where rising warm and sinking cold water meet but do not mix. It is a layer of water where the temperature changes at least one-half a degree per foot of depth. In many of our desert bass lakes, a thermocline often develops during the spring and breaks down in the fall. The colder layer of water is often lacking in oxygen, forcing most baitfish and sport-fish to the upper layer of water. Thermoclines can be so dense that they actually show up on sonar (fish finders and depth finders) as a thick, impenetrable line.

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