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Wood Pallets for crappie cover


catman's picture

By catman - Posted on 28 September 2010

OK. I get the message on cedars. I have access to tons of wood shipping pallets so what about making them into crappiei structure?

LovetheThump's picture

Those in the picture are some of the earliest ones I built..I know use more wood slabs in my dishpans...

Jeremy

LovetheThump's picture

Hi,

I use oak wood slabs..But, I don't build wood slab pallets..I just use a dishpan...I use a dishpan put concrete in it and just stick the wood slabs in....I put around 10 in each dishpan...I try to cut the wood slabs to 3/4inches...I usually make them 3-4ft tall....I also make the dishpans with bamboo..

I tried the wood slab pallets and it is just a pain the rear to sink them...Also, not easy to get them out of the boat..

Jeremy

LovetheThump's picture

Hi,

I use oak wood slabs..But, I don't build wood slab pallets..I just use a dishpan...I use a dishpan put concrete in it and just stick the wood slabs in....I put around 10 in each dishpan...I try to cut the wood slabs to 3/4inches...I usually make them 3-4ft tall....I also make the dishpans with bamboo..

I tried the wood slab pallets and it is just a pain the rear to sink them...Also, not easy to get them out of the boat..

Jeremy

peepaw's picture

They are clumsy, but work well for a few good years. We glue boulders on the pile with construction adhesive. Holds long enough to roll the pile off the pontoon and hold them to the bottom, all tied together of coarse. Can cut in half to work with easier too.

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Ray's picture

Man catman you are on a roll. One of the few things further downmy list of crappiei structure than cedar is pallets. I have seen some really good pallet designs but they were almost impossible to sink. A whole bad of ready mix cement for one pallet with stakes. Another design was attaching 3 pallets together in a triangle. 4 large concrete blocks and barley sunk. In the end the labor and weight needed to deploy any pallet cover is higher than desirable. For me it sounded good on dry land but turned out not so good on the water.

Ray

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Pomoxis is a genus of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. The type species is P. annularis, the white crappiei. The common name crappie (pronounced /ˈkræpiː/), refers to either of the Pomoxis species, both of which are extremely popular game fish.

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