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Old 01-20-2018, 05:07 PM   #1
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Looking at making a crappie hotel using a 5 gal bucket and the black irrigation tubing. Any thoughts or ideas on them.? Does it really work?

Other suggestions?
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Old 01-20-2018, 05:18 PM   #2
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Ha! Hellzbellz, I thought you'se talking about LaQuinta!!lol
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Old 01-20-2018, 05:43 PM   #3
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I did the same thing. Put holes in bucket ran the tubes all the way through and poured con concrete in bucket. Let set and dropped in toledo bend. I run good graphs and it is hard to find pvc. The only thing you really puck up is the concrete. I made 6 and put all out. If I had to do it over again and I will, I would put natural brush. I have friend that crappie guide for a living and all their piles are brush. There is something to be said about that.
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:29 PM   #4
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Willow limbs = ��
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:29 PM   #5
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:06 AM   #6
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Willow or gum trees
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:11 AM   #7
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I've built several like that for ponds and they will hold fish for sure. They get better with Algae build up on them
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:18 AM   #8
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We make them yearly to put out. If you can get your hands on some cane.....its the best in my opinion to concrete in the 5 gal. buckets. Provides good structure and you won't hang up. You can cut it to correct height for depth of bucket placement. Plus its more natural than the tubing and the price is usually right on roadside cane breaks. Good luck!
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:56 PM   #9
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