The Honey Hole Tree premium artificial fish habitat is easy to assemble and easy to install. The natural design offers ample coverage for predator and forage fish species, and requires no maintenance once submerged. Best utilized in water that is six feet deep or deeper, multiple units can be combined to create custom artificial fish habitat formations. Sink this fish cover below your dock or pier and you’ll be attracting bass and crappie in no time!
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Each Honey Hole Tree™ has over 275′ of flexible tubing that produces a permanent haven for crappie, bass, and catfish. The cone and limbs are made from environmentally friendly polyethylene. You can fish through the artificial fish habitat structure’s flexible limbs without snagging, which puts more fish in the boat and less tackle lost below. Our fish attractors have over 15,000 square inches of surface area for algae, eggs, and insect larvae to attach to. The dozen slots around the exterior allow baitfish access to a place to hide, which in turn attracts larger fish.
The Honey Hole Tree™ artificial fish habitat is best utilized in water that is six feet deep or deeper. A cluster of at least three trees in a triangular pattern is the most effective. Sink trees on points or coves and any spot where there is a sharp contrast in water depth. Another prime location is under a floating dock or pier. In deeper water you may want to suspend the tree off the bottom. Most fish, especially bass and crappie, like to suspend off of the bottom when water depths exceed 15 feet. The Honey Hole Tree™ is the only artificial fish habitat on the market that can be suspended from the bottom.
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- Patent #8,020,515 B2
- Premium Series Fish Habitat
- Poly cone with 93 polyethylene limbs at 3′ each
- Fish through without worry of snagging limbs
- Never needs to be replaced – will not rot
- Provides a large 4.5′ tall x 7′ wide area of cover
- Total Tree Weight: 25 lbs
- Includes sufficient weight for most locations
- Can easily be suspended at any depth
- Gamefish find & hold on structure immediately
- Product Ships for Free (U.S.)
110 Honey Hole Trees were installed October 2016 in the Red Fleet Reservoir by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to enhance habitat for black crappie. Video credit: Ryan Mosley
How much do the fish attractors weigh?
The Honey Hole Tree weighs about 25 pounds with the included weight. The fish attractors are very easy to handle and place from a boat.
Why two different types of fish structure?
The Honey Hole Tree was designed to be utilized in water at least 6 feet deep or deeper. The tree-like shape imitates natural fish cover and quickly attracts many species of game fish. The Honey Hole Shrub was designed to be placed in shallow water of 6 feet or less. Its shape imitates a natural weed bed. The limbs are vertical and dense providing escape cover for baitfish and plenty of vital spawning habitat that will greatly increase overall forage production.
What is the benefit of artificial fish habitats over “Christmas Trees”?
There are many advantages of our fish attractors in comparison to using cut trees. First, the Honey Hole Tree and Shrub will not decay – put them out once and you’re done. Also, enjoy snag-free fishing and save all of that money spent on lost hooks and tackle. Another huge improvement is that our fish structures are clean and simple; forget about the mess of dealing with brush and cumbersome concrete blocks in the boat.
What kind of weight is used to keep the fish habitats from moving?
Each Honey Hole Tree includes a powder coated steel ring that weighs 5 pounds. It slips over the cone after putting the bottom row of limbs in. The open bottom on the cone shape grabs the sediment and keeps it from rolling or sliding. In some cases when placing in locations with a heavy current, you can attach additional weight like a cinder block with a cable or nylon strap through one of the holes along the bottom.
How well do the fish structures show up on depth finders?
You won’t have any problem relocating your Honey Hole Trees using a depth finder. Even a single tree will produce a large noticeable shape on the screen. What’s great is that it will produce the same readout year after year, unlike brush piles that compact and flatten over time.
Do the fish attractors sink easily?
You won’t have any problems placing your Honey Hole Trees. They sink quickly and will stay in an upright position regardless of how they enter the water.
What is involved with the assembly of the fish attractors?
Insert the bottom row of limbs into the pre-drilled holes on the cone until they wedge, and then slide the weight ring over the cone. Then push in the remaining limbs. No toxic glue or special fastening process is required. Assembly usually takes less than 10 minutes per unit.
Does the artificial fish habitat really hold fish?
The abundant flexible limbs produce the perfect density of fish cover. The massive surface area provides abundant substrate for plankton attachment. The slotted shapes on the Honey Hole Tree give smaller fish a place to hide which draws in larger game fish. Yes indeed, all of these unique features add up to a fish attractor that is guaranteed to bring the fish to you.
How many fish habitats should I put in my pond?
The number of fish attractors needed will vary depending on the age of the pond, current structures, management goals and the types of fish involved. If your pond or lake is devoid of any underwater structure, then we recommend adding approximately 9 trees and 12 shrubs per acre. This ratio will decrease as the size of the lake increases. Since the fish structures are permanent, you can always put out a few each year until you achieve your overall goal.
What’s the best arrangement for creating a “Honey Hole”?
During our field trials, we found that placing the Honey Hole Trees in groups of at least three units produced the best results. By forming a triangle and spacing the outside of the trees about 18 inches apart, you form a large continuous fish cover with several internal areas of edge habitat. If along a ridge or drop-off, use the same spacing but place the trees in a single line in varying water depths.
Can the Honey Hole Tree be suspended from the bottom?
Yes, the Honey Hole Tree is the only artificial fish cover that can be suspended up from the bottom of the lake. Simply use a length of rope tied to a weight and fasten it to the eye bolt in the top of the tree. The tree will then float upside down at the depth you select. This method can be used to “stack the trees”, creating a continuous structure throughout the water column.
Single, 2 pack and 3 pack orders of Honey Hole Trees ship via UPS Ground. Larger, bulk habitat orders ship on a pallet by motor freight. Contact us for a freight estimate.