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Old 07-09-2019, 11:27 AM   #1
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My uncle does some clean up work for the city and snagged these punching bag bases out of a creek bed. My first thought was to do this with them. Not the best job adding tubes but should work.

Also I cut out a big hole on the side of the base for catfish to get in, and rocks to help sink it.

Didn't take a pic of them but I sank a couple cedar trees, I put the base in a 3gal bucket with concrete. Plan on doing more so will add pics to this thread as I make them.

Have some bamboo sticks that I'm going to make into attractors as well...I will add pics of those too.
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:47 AM   #2
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Heck of an idea, ought to work just fine.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:15 PM   #3
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Great idea!
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:34 AM   #4
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those will work great.
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:36 AM   #5
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I had the same idea, but with PVC/plastic pipe
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:19 AM   #6
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Look great. Could you please post what lake you put them in and the gps coordinates for where you put them..............Thanks...............NOT!!!!
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:11 PM   #7
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Heck, those look just like the store bought ones. Great job!
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:18 PM   #8
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Cool. At first I thought they were those things just outside doorways for people to put their cigarette butts.
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:12 PM   #9
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Cool. At first I thought they were those things just outside doorways for people to put their cigarette butts.


Thatís why I thought also.


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Look great. Could you please post what lake you put them in and the gps coordinates for where you put them..............Thanks...............NOT!!!!
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Cool. At first I thought they were those things just outside doorways for people to put their cigarette butts.
lol yah I didn't think about those but they do.
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:49 AM   #12
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What I like most is jigs and lures should slip right on over and not get hung up
Crappie will really like those big posts that they will nose into during spawn.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:20 PM   #13
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Did a few more with bamboo and scrap pipe
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:43 AM   #14
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Bamboo is very good. Grows algae much sooner and attracts sooner. Lasts nearly forever underwater too. I really like that second pic.
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:57 PM   #15
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Recent cedar tree I just finished.
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Bamboo is very good. Grows algae much sooner and attracts sooner. Lasts nearly forever underwater too. I really like that second pic.
I read a study that wood attractors/brush will hold two to three times the number of fish plastic will.
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:57 AM   #17
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I read a study that wood attractors/brush will hold two to three times the number of fish plastic will.
This is most likely due to the rapid algae growth. Algae attracts bait fish like minnows and shad. Big fish eat little fish.
That cedar will last forever
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