Senior Writer, BASS Publications;
Senior Writer, Fishing Tackle Retailer;
Contributing Editor, Stratos Magazine;
Board of Directors, Recycled Fish;
Recipient of Homer Circle Fishing Communicator Award
Ryan McCaw has sent you a message.
Subject: RE: fishiding
I got those the other day and am very impressed. I thought I understood the product from the website but can see it is much more flexible. I could see using a series of these to create points and dead fall type structures. I will be promoting these and hopefully be placing them in ponds.
Attached is a fish I caught right off the deep edge of the structure
you sent me...52 inch mama in September. Caught a few more casting
the deep side of the structure layout...needless to say I am sold on
your products and I will be getting more in the spring. I didn't get
to fish much in October and that is usually my favorite month (too
many work and kid things going on) I am thinking your structures will
have the greatest benefit in early spring and late fall fishing
applications. These are the times when weed growth is low and your
artificial products will offer bait fish a shelter...and attract our
bass, pike, and muskies!
What benefits if any have folks seen placing them for ice fishing?
Maybe even in deeper water for walleyes or crappies in the winter? My
brain will be processing good spots to place structure...right now 25
yards off the end of my dock comes to mind so we can hammer sunfish
and bass with the kids. Would that be cheating? Hahaha
Teeg Stouffer has sent you a message.
Subject: Awesome products
David, I picked up some of your products that were donated to Recycled Fish through Pond Boss and Josh Milczki this weekend. We're elated for the support, grateful, and impressed!
Thanks so much,
I am very pleased with the habitats you sent me- they are all in place.
I will get more fish in the fall, and will be in touch then to get a few more structures.
Regards, Claudia Star Tannery, Virginia
Caught this one last night on top of my new Fishiding structure. Not bad for a Nebraska pond bass.
Aaron Graham, Broker/Owner
Premier Outdoor Properties, Inc
Licensed in NE, KS, IA & MO
428 S. Bryan Circle, Ste 100
Gretna, NE 68028
I placed four Fishiding structures in a farm pond yesterday. They definately were even better than I expected. My 80 something year old grandfather was impressed at the simplicity and utilitiy. Nice product,Clauser Environmental, LLC will be adding them to our toolbox for fisheries enhancements! Aaron Clauser, Clauser Environmental LLC
Wanted to let you guys know how well the fishiding structures are working. We put the four keepers out in front of our raft, about 15 feet deep. The four Safehouse went in front of my neighbor's pier. We put all six of the cradles along our seawall in four feet of water. We now have the best place in the neighborhood for the kids to fish. We have two of our own and all their friends come and catch crappie, bass and panfish all weekend long. I can't feed them all summer! Thanks for making our time at the lake even more enjoyable watching our kids entertain their friends while fishing. Way better than Videos!!
Sue and Todd Christensen Reading,PA
I purchased one Keeper, one Safehouse, and six Cradles. I installed the Keeper and Safehouse under opposite corners of my dock near the shore. I installed all six Cradles near the dock on a sloped portion of the shore. The Cradles are home to a ton of Shad. I cannot see the Keeper and Safehouse but we have caught a 3 pound bass and several smaller bass off the dock so far this year. My neighbors tell me that my dock looks like a parking lot for fishing boats during the week with most of them fishing for crappie. I want to add more cover in the deeper water between my cradles and the dock. Any suggestions?
Michael E. Carpenter, PE
My suggestion for some additional structure would be to blanket the deeper area with safehouse. Sounds like the conditions are ripe to bring in masses of fish, giving them enough food and shelter.The crappie will hold away from the shad between feeding, often suspending above the actual structure. Under front conditions, they will drop down and hold tighter in and around the actual units. The more shad you can hold will dictate the number of crappie/bass they will frequent the area. It's like a "free" community picnic, the more food available, the more fish will come to eat and stay longer as well. Hope this helps. David
"Excellent idea and it works. Keep me in the loop"
Wade Bales, Quality Lakes, Inc. Bluffton,SC
"We love the idea and feel it will work well for us. I know we like the compact size and built-in weight."
Phil Clayton, Wisconsin Lake and Pond Resource, LLC
"I think it's a good idea. The product will last underwater and could be pretty effective when used in the right waters, the right ways."
Bob Lusk, Fisheries Biologist,Editor Pond Boss Magazine
Owner, Texoma Hatchery Pond Management Sadler,Texas
"I commend you for such an innovative idea in recycling and wish you much success."
Karl J. Lutz, Acting Chief,Lake section
P.A. Fish and boat commission
"It looks pretty reasonable from a functionallity perspective. I'd say it would be most effective in clusters."
Mike Robinson, Keystone Hatcheries Richmond, Illinois
"Interesting concept and appear to be cost effective compared to other plastic type products on the market."
Larry Damman, Fisheries Biologist WDNR