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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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Angling for Crappie is popular throughout much of North America. Methods vary, but among the most popular is called 'Spider Rigging', a method characterized by a fisherman in a boat with many long fishing rods pointing away from the angler at various angles like spokes from a wheel. Anglers who employ the Spider Rigging method may choose from among many popular baits. Some of the most popular are plastic jigs with lead jig heads, crankbaits or live minnows. Many anglers also chum or dump live bait into the water to attract the fish hoping the fish will bite their bait. Crappie are also regularly targeted and caught during the spawning period by fly fishermen, and can be taken from frozen ponds and lakes in winter by ice fishing.

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