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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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    I just put a wad of used aluminum foil in the tops of the PVC pipes. You see a bunch of returns on your FF about 5-6' above the bottom with nothing underneath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opie1 View Post
    I just put a wad of used aluminum foil in the tops of the PVC pipes. You see a bunch of returns on your FF about 5-6' above the bottom with nothing underneath.
    That should work great.
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    I've also read that it's because if there's no cap on the PVC water gets in it but if you put caps on it you will be able to see it I've never tried it but it might work.

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    The air trapped in the pipe by the cap should simulate a fishes air bladder which is what most fish finders see. Should work well
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle
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    darn unstealthy fish making my attractors as obvious as a mouse turd in a bowl full of sugar...

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