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Hanr3
10-14-2009, 01:18 AM
What's your definition of each?

sea-sons
10-14-2009, 05:53 AM
Structure is features on the lake or river bottom. Such as drop-offs, river and creek chanels, etc and cover is stuff in the water like brush piles, laydowns, condos, piers and rocks. At least that's what I've been told or read about.

Wiskers
10-14-2009, 07:08 AM
Structure is what the cover is sitting on (dropoffs creeks, rivers, humps. ect...). Cover is any natural or manmade eliment sitting in the lake (rock piles, brush piles, condos, stake beds, ect...)

fishinRod
10-14-2009, 07:11 AM
yep, what they said

Hanr3
10-14-2009, 07:58 AM
Thanks. That's what I thought. Just wanted to be certain, seems some want to confuse the two. Like when they drop brush piles and call it structure.

JSC
10-14-2009, 08:05 AM
Buck Perry was the first I ever heard of the term structure being used and it is constantly used in error ... But is, as has been stated in replies "Structure is the bottom features (channels, ridges, humps and etc.) Cover is the "Strff on it" (stumps, logs, weeds & etc.)

You will find some that call "Cover" .. "Structure" which is in error as to what Bucks definition states.

My 2 cents worth

JSC
:)

STUMP HUNTER
10-14-2009, 08:40 AM
A good subject to bring up!!!:) Will help the guys that are just starting out to understand that structure and cover is not the same.

Hanr3
10-14-2009, 11:29 PM
Do we have an error on the forum than?

We have one section called Crappie Structure- how to build, drop, etc. Shouldn't that section be changed to Crappie Cover?

Maybe we are creating the confusion by using an incorrect label for one of the forums?:D

JSC
10-15-2009, 07:28 AM
Do we have an error on the forum than?

We have one section called Crappie Structure- how to build, drop, etc. Shouldn't that section be changed to Crappie Cover?

Maybe we are creating the confusion by using an incorrect label for one of the forums?:D

In my opinion U got that right.

My 2 cents worth

JSC
:)

CrappiePappy
10-15-2009, 07:38 AM
Do we have an error on the forum than?
We have one section called Crappie Structure- how to build, drop, etc. Shouldn't that section be changed to Crappie Cover?
Maybe we are creating the confusion by using an incorrect label for one of the forums?:D

... as the word "structure" CAN be used to denote a Crappie Condo, since it IS a "structure" :eek: by definition (which is : a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts). The problem being that, once it's dropped onto the bottom of the lake, it becomes "cover" :p

If you think it would help define the difference, between the recognized definitions of "cover" and "structure", as it relates to fishing terminology ... and help keep everyone on the same page, in terms of understanding what's being referred to ... then I suggest sending a PM to Ed, and ask him if he'd mind making that change (next time he's updating/upgrading/tweaking the system). I doubt he'd mind doing so, seeing as how it would be a teaching tool.

... cp :cool:

fishinRod
10-15-2009, 08:10 AM
Thats a good observation Hanr3, that just goes to show how much the two terms are inter-changed............

Hanr3
10-15-2009, 08:05 PM
... as the word "structure" CAN be used to denote a Crappie Condo, since it IS a "structure" :eek: by definition (which is : a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts). The problem being that, once it's dropped onto the bottom of the lake, it becomes "cover" :p

If you think it would help define the difference, between the recognized definitions of "cover" and "structure", as it relates to fishing terminology ... and help keep everyone on the same page, in terms of understanding what's being referred to ... then I suggest sending a PM to Ed, and ask him if he'd mind making that change (next time he's updating/upgrading/tweaking the system). I doubt he'd mind doing so, seeing as how it would be a teaching tool.

... cp :cool:

I'll be glad to send an email to "Ed", if someone could show me how to find his email address. Thanks!

CrappiePappy
10-15-2009, 08:17 PM
I'll be glad to send an email to "Ed", if someone could show me how to find his email address. Thanks!


... it's best to send him a PM ;)

His site user name is Slab (capital S !!) His name is Ed Moes.

I suggest a PM, because his emails are so numerous that yours might get lost in the shuffle. (it's happened before, with other members) A Private Message is direct, and related to this site ... so he will know it has something to do with something going on here, specifically.

... cp :cool:

Hanr3
10-17-2009, 10:41 AM
Thanks Crappiepappy.
PM sent.

Ken Jones
10-17-2009, 11:04 AM
Cover is where a fish can hide. Structure to me would be something man made. Example I know where theres a lake in northern Idaho that has a cabin submerged. That I would call a structure. Yes, fish can go inside the building and do what fish do.

jaxsprat
10-17-2009, 11:26 AM
Cover is where a fish can hide. Structure to me would be something man made. Example I know where theres a lake in northern Idaho that has a cabin submerged. That I would call a structure. Yes, fish can go inside the building and do what fish do.

Probably go in to take a shower & do you think they have football on TV....:eek: