Artificial Fish Habitat




Introduction: Artificial Fish Habitat

Use a heavy 75# fishing cord and tie empty plastic water or soda bottles to two foot, four foot, and six foot lengths. Tie the other end to a heavy object and put in a pond or lake for attracting small game fish to hid around the floating bottles. Use small weights on each bottle to sink them to the bottom of the pond. Place the individual bottles 2 to four feet apart in a checker board pattern. Have the cords on the bottles form two to six feet long. and use the different length cords at random placements. To make a habitat 10x22 feet would require 72 bottles. You will have 6 rows of 12 bottles. That will give you 220 square feet of fish habitat.That is figuring on two foot centers.

Step 1: Cut Different Lenght Cords

Cut different lenght cords into 2,4, and 6 foot lenghts. Tie one end to the emtpy bottles.

Step 2: Securing a Weight

After you have secured all the bottles, tie each bottle to a weight large enough to hold down the bottle, and place in your boat.

Step 3: Preparing for the Placement.

After you have tied the loose end to each bottle and loaded them in your boat, stat placing them in the water about 2 feet apart using different lenght cords as you go You now have you own coral reef for years of good fishing. Enjoy!



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    8 Discussions


    9 years ago

    Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!

    This project looks awesome but there isn't enough documentation of you actually making it to be a full Instructable. There are two things which you could do. 1) If you happen to have images of you making your project you can create some more steps, add those additional photos into your Instructable and then republish your Instructable. 2) If you don't have any more pictures of you working on your project, that's ok too. That just means that your project is better suited to be submitted as a slideshow. Your images are already in your library, and you can use the same text that you have already written for your Instructable so it should only take a few minutes to create your slideshow and show the world what you made! Thanks for your submission and let me know if you have any questions along the way.

    but when you go to fish your line would get caught on the fishing cord

    I love it! Such a simple project. So many people spend a lot of time complaining about the fishing. Something good and positive to do. I spend a lot of time fishing from a paddleboat. That's where I am most summer nights until dark. I fish mainly around the water lillies and reed beds. I think that I'll try it when the hardwater season is over. One thing to consider is to make sure that you put them deep enough that no one catches them in their boat propeller. (Or maybe not, if you want the area to yourself.)