For over nine years, this keeper model has continued to increase fish habitat Nationwide. Originally standing 48" tall, thousands of this popular habitat unit have been installed coast to coast. Now standing a foot taller than the original, these units stand 60" tall and open to nine foot six inches in diameter. Included with each unit, the new built in Vertical UpRiseTM* has been incorporated to ensure vertical placement on any under water terrain and fishing pressure. This unit is almost ten feet wide and a full five feet high!
Maximum shade and protection is abundant throughout this eco-friendly product, made with reclaimed PVC material. With limbs standing a full 60" tall, these 1/2" to 5" wide surfaces grow algae and aquatic life quickly. Textured and weathered PVC surfaces promotes rapid growth. Bend to any shape and toss in water with no tools or additional supplies needed in 5 minutes or less!
Each keeper fish habitat unit weighs approx. 26 pounds and is recommended for depths over 8 feet. This large and shade producing cover, provides habitat for all sizes of fish. Bass, crappie and pan fish alike, utilize the shading effects.
Each habitat unit arrives self weighted and ready to bend to shape then toss in the lake. The 10" diameter black "stump" base, holds the PVC habitat upright and creates the basement level of the cover with limbs shading the perimeter.
approx. 75 square feet surface area each unit.
Big predator fish need large scale habitat to feed and hide in. These artificial fish habitat units not only cover large sections of lake bottom, but equally large surface areas. The food chain begins here, as well as the fish that are looking for a meal. Algae/periphyton adheres to the textured surface and begins to grow quickly in all waters.
Anywhere from eight feet and deeper often holds the important thermocline and the big fish. Our Keeper model creates a large area for fish to hunt. Bass prefer tight cover with shade. Crappie seem to prefer cover vertical cover like sticks or stakes, with more open space to move freely inside.
The larger area of cover you provide, the larger number of fish can use it at one time. We recommend at least three fish structures of any type be used in a group, although seven to ten can hold dozens of large fish and forage. Experiment with varieties and layouts to offer the fish the most variety.
Posted by Sam McAdoo on 15th Oct 2019
I put 2 of the keeper habitats in about 8' of water next to 2 shallower stakeout habitats and they are covered in growth. I throw out 3mm fish feed daily and huge bluegill swarm around these habitats. I'm up to 5 citation bass and 3 citation bluegill this summer right off my dock! I've tried other products in the past like the porcupine balls, 5 gallon buckets with pvc coming out of the top and brush piles and none of those come close to these units.I'll be buying material to build more of these over the next few months.
Posted by Sarah Hanson on 31st Jan 2019
We had our three kids ages 5,7 and 10 bend and install 6 of these for our dock. The kids had a blast and now have contests for who catches more fish on the habitat they bent and sank, what fun!
Posted by willie johnson on 17th Jan 2019
These work good here on lake of the ozarks. no snags and almost always a few keepers keeping guard. good stuff
Posted by Unknown on 28th Oct 2018
Worth the money, these work perfect under a dock
Posted by Steve on 20th Jun 2016
Great idea to keep trees standing up. You can pull them over with a fish on and they stand right back up. AWESOME!
Posted by Joe on 7th Mar 2016
This two pack is working great off the end of my pier for bass and panfish.
Posted by Philinda on 19th Apr 2011
THX that's a great answe to having to add structure every year!