Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fish Structures On Ice

Here is a short video of cutting down some fence row mulberry and hedge trees. We used these trees to make a bunch of fish structures this winter. We bunched up the trees and weighted them down with 5 gallon buckets full of concrete and placed them on the ice.

Here are some pictures for those of you too lazy to watch the video. We used the Timberline HT Timber Shears attachment for the Bobcat to cut down lots of trees along the old fence row very quickly!


  1. Nate
    That is a real quick way to cut and gather brush. My brother and I have used huckleberry bushes to sink with concrete a block; I could see where it would take a 5 gallon bucket full of concrete to sink those size trees you are cutting. We have attached alfalfa hay in quarter bales to the brush. We used mess wire wrapped around the hay to hold it together. The hay is great attractor because of the odor it emits once it becomes water saturated. I do know that the brush is better than the porcupine, because of the amount of alga that will grow on it as oppose to the PVC pipes. The down side to the brush is it will not last forever. What kind of catch ratio do you get from the brush in the summer and spring? Great Post.

  2. Bill,
    We catch bunches of fish by the structures all year long. Also the Alfalfa actually directly feeds minnows and also as it rots away many zooplankton eat and colonize from the extra food source and pretty much all species of fish eat bunches of zooplankton.

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