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    Quote Originally Posted by LiLJohnFishNVA View Post
    I'm going to have to make me a couple of these to put in a buddy's pond that is loaded with bass but they really have no structure in the water..
    I have the same problem at my buddy's place. He has a pond that is about 4 acres in size and there is no cover what so ever. I put a little jon boat on it and mapped it would with some sonar. the problem with his pond is that its full of sediment from the two streams that feed it.Bang Head
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    One of the easiest to build and most cost effective fish structures, is the tire reef.

    Items Needed:

    3 X Used Tires
    1 X Bag of Concrete
    1 X 10' Length of SYNTHETIC Rope

    Assembly:

    It doesn't take a genius to figure this one out. Fill one of the used tires with concrete. Place the other two used tires on top of the concrete filled tire to make a triangle shape. Tie the tires together using the SYNTHETIC rope.

    This makes a great fish structure that will last season after season, is eco friendly, and will not break the bank.

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    Welcome back - good to see your post....
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    I used some old wooden chairs I found at a yard sale this year for $5.

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    I used my ex wife, finally something she was good at.
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    2010 cost per fish (est 2010 equipment cost / fish): $10,000.00
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    I use 3 pallets and a cider block secured to the bottom pallet with polypropylene rope and to tie the pallets in a pyramid shape. Run the polypropylene rope through the top and lower it down to the bottom to the exact location on your G.P.S. or use trianglazation to find it next trip out. I have found that fish will start setting up on the structure in as little as 30 minutes. The pallets can be broken ones that are thrown away and the companies will be happy to give them to you. They last about 10-15 years, especially if they are made of oak or a hardwood.
    It also doesn't make a mess in your boat.

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