Big predator fish need large scale habitat to feed and hide in. These artificial fish attractors not only cover large sections of lake bottom, but equally large surface areas. The key to any type of good fish habitat is the ability to grow ample fuzz. The food chain begins here, as well as the fish that are looking for a meal. Periphyton and Algae adhere to the textured surfaces and begins to grow in just days, to a few weeks.
When fish are hatched in the shallow habitat, then they move deeper as they grow. If they don't have some sort of protection and cover to follow all the way out to deep water, they often get eaten before growing large. The Safehouse model works great for this, being cost effective, intermediate fish habitat, from four feet and deeper. Like kids, the young seem to be always venturing a little deeper, the fish want to explore.
As fish mature, it takes bigger meals than the minnows in the shallows to put on bulk. The largest fish in any food chain will utilize deep water cover to ambush larger prey. Most lakes have some sort of secondary break line, dropping off into the lake basin. This becomes the central highway, a key area to install large deep water habitat.
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. attach Bait-Ball products directly to units.