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    Default Finding PVC Structure

    I'm building a PVC crappie attractor and I understand they are difficult to find with some fish finders. I have a Hummibird 597ci HD Combo and was wondering if this unit would be able to find it? I plan on placing it in the deepest part of the lake which is only maybe 12-13'.

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    GPS it/ them immediately as it is 'splashed'. the fish it holds aren't hard to 'see' and you might watch it start loading up rather quickly...
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    I wonder why this is, could it be because the pvc is porous in the walls? I have issue sometimes finding bamboo.
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    I read on here, it is round therefore not a lot of return to FF.
    Hint look for the shadow!
    Lowell turner is right, the fish are easy to see.


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    Basically PVC has almost the same density as clear water.
    With it's shape and being hollow, it allows radar/sonar to pass through, and since it is the same density it can be hidden.
    Also by using 60 grit sandpaper or a steel bristle wheel, you can really groove the PVC to get major algae adhesion...which absorbs even more waves. Using other plastics with holes like milk crates or pipes with alot of holes helps to hide cover even more.
    Stained water with suspended particulate helps hide it even more! lol
    We used alot of plastic in our cover drops, so it would benefit the fish and never be found.
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