The Fortress Self Opening Fish Habitat

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 fortress mid depth fish habitAT

We have opened a new chapter in the artificial habitat handbook with a whole new set of possibilities in fisheries management. This first of it's kind Fortress of cover, unfolds itself straight out of the box and comes ready to landscape your underwater terrain. With unlimited variation, density and abstract shapes, this dense shallow water fish cover will protect your fisheries investment.

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This entirely self opening fish crib, will create a living piece of cover in just a matter of days. Nothing to do but toss in water from about two to six feet deep and enjoy what comes next. Fish of all types, fry and forage species will flourish in the protective all PVC limbs.


Although this fish structure unit has no set up and can be installed directly out of the box, you can always pinch and bend any of the material to a shape you like most. The strong but flexible material holds up to any abuse by nature, fish and fisherman. The various thickness, size and height of the pieces, combine to protect virtually all sizes and types of aquatic creatures.

Always made from pre-consumer 100% PVC scrap, these environmentally friendly vinyl pieces of fish habitat products look and flow underwater like actual plants. The seven different styles of cuts and textures allow young of the year fishes, countless small hiding places for protection. Standing over 40" tall and opening to over six feet wide, this stable self contained habitat unit will last forever, protecting and growing more young fish.

Affected by gravity above water laying almost flat, these self contained and colorful condos of cover become weightless underwater. Flowing back and forth with waves and current, the limbs hover inches above the lake floor, creating the important basement level. One of five shallow water fish attractors, these littoral zone fish habitat units will protect your investment from predation.

Three separate integrated containers, each containing unique textures and lengths of flexible PVC vinyl, blend together to create this new burst of infinite tight hiding spaces for smaller fish. (FISHIDING) The textured finish of the material allows algae and periphyton to attach readily on the substantially flat limb. In turn, the smaller fish graze on this important food source, allowing them to grow to a proper size for larger fish.


The Fortess fish habitat models stands 40 inches tall in the eight inch base when installed as arrives, or can be bent down shorter if desired. Remove the twist ties and this 15 pound unit opens to a full six foot diameter, with hundreds of separate strands and limbs to protect the fish, totaling approximately 85 square feet of surface area.

Just add water and this model will grow food, grow fish and grow very old. Smooth and snag free, this model almost looks to good to plant in the lake instead of the shovel needed!

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  • 5
    These fish cribs look like plants

    Posted by Skip Lockner on 21st Dec 2022

    Great habitat for all types of critters. They really look real above and below the water. Ours ar full of bugs and fish all year, thanks david!

  • 5
    Easy to put in

    Posted by Chad Freund on 10th Dec 2021

    This was the easiest habitat I have ever installed. We have quite a few different types of cover, this model id the bomb!

  • 5
    super dense and looks real

    Posted by kent longturn on 3rd Feb 2021

    this thing looks like a real plant and the fish are all over it

  • 4
    Excellent artificial foliage need large base

    Posted by Jeff on 4th Mar 2019

    Super artificial foliage, definitely deploy out on its only I tried to deploy the in the pond on a windy day and had troubles, they keep tipping over. I’m going to at a large concrete and re-deploy. I really like the shape and will be buying more material to build similar units.

  • 5
    The best idea on fishing cover!

    Posted by Joseph j Forman II on 16th Nov 2017

    It worked great ready to drop in the lake!!!Thanks Jerry

  • 5
    I'd put this in my yard!

    Posted by Linda on 19th Jan 2016

    This habitat looks so real, we wanted to put them around our deck. We love the look of them along our pier, mostly green now and always has schools of baitfish around. Grandkids named them and have contests to see who catches biggest/most. Thanks!