By Jim Dicken Owner FGHP.com
Setting Out Structure
Written By: Rick McFerrin
Owner/Full Time Guide
How many times have you been on the lake and just by chance found an old sunken tree that someone planted that you couldn't see? Chances are depending on the season, and if you didn't get hung up in it, you may very well have caught any number of species of fish out of it. Of course the Key Word are "If You Didn't Get Hung Up In It". Right? Planting structure has long since been a key way for Bass, Crappie, Shell Cracker and Blue Gill fishermen to increase their catch potential. In past years the structure of choice many times was a discarded Christmas tree, which definitely will attract fish. But they are hard to transport in your boat and because of their buoyancy and depending on the size of the tree took a lot of weight to secure them to the bottom of the lake. Then, someone thought of using PVC pipe which was a great idea. The PVC helped eliminate having your bait hung up but to get the attractor to resemble a "Tree" or a "Bush it took several different size of pipe and multiple elbows and t's. And depending on the size a bigger chunk of something to hold it down. Then a gentleman (and Crappie fanatic) named Larry Harper helped improved on the PVC idea to create what I believe to be the best attractor on the market today. The Porcupine Fish Attractor. Let me explain how the Porcupine works and what it is.
The Porcupine Fish Attractor
I think the
rod fits my hands better.If you look closely at the picture to
the right you can see the green sphere, cut PVC pipe and the
bricks that we used this time as anchorThe only thing you can't
see is the 1/2 inch T's that you place on the bottom of the
center pipe that
Where Do You
Place The Attractor?
it so when you get to the lake you can enter them into your GPS when you drop the sphere and mark your map as well. It was important to me to get these within my fishing comfort depth range and still have them hidden out of sight until the water comes up. Why? Well if I don't they will just become another community hole. And since I guide full time I'm kind of stingy like that. The Porcupine Fish Attractors will work in ponds, around boat docks, either sunken or suspended with a cable or rope. Spawning areas, flats, ledges and drops. You can create a "stump row" leading from deep water to shallow water. The possibilities are endless, especially if your lake stays at a fairly constant water level.
Larry has sure helped to come up with a great idea that I know will increase my customers catch over the next year. And the Porcupine Fish Attractor can do the same for you. They are durable, easy to assemble, provides habitat for spawning areas on older lakes that have lost some of it's original structure, gives the fisherman some private structure of their own. And can make the difference between a so so day and a good one on the lake. It is a good idea to check with your state fishery department to find out if any laws pertain to dropping structure before you start out. For more information on the Porcupine Fish Attractor you can click on the logo and go directly to their web site, call 270-254-0150 or e-mail Larry Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's going to fun to see what comes off my Porcupines this season. Watch the Home page of my site for follow up reports and pictures. Rick McFerrin Owner/Full Time Guide www.tennesseebassguides.com