Honey Hole Canopy
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The Canopy is the Crappie and tournament Bass anglers’ dream product
Like all the Honey Hole Live Series artificial fish habitat, the Honey Hole Canopy is made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), very easy to deploy, and less apt to snag your lures than naturally occurring habitat. The limbs fold out from the main aluminum hub and lock into place in seconds. And, with its dual color variation flexible leaves, structural complexity and dynamic movement, the Canopy effectively mimics natural cover, but without the degradation. It’ll show up on your depth finder season after season. When adding habitat to address the seasonal needs of your bass, the Canopy is an excellent choice for summer and winter habitat because it allows the bass to maintain ambush locations throughout these stressful months with extreme temperatures.
Habitat for Attracting Fish in Deep Water
The flexible leaf design not only replicates the dynamic movement of natural cover, the Canopy also helps deflect snagging hooks, minimizing lost tackle, which also minimizes inadvertent risks to your bass population. The buoyant materials will allow for the upright presentation of this habitat, even when placed on slopes. The Honey Hole Canopy is designed to be easy to transport and install, with minimal assembly required.
The Canopy is the ideal artificial habitat to:
Create complete top-to-bottom water column coverage for fish species seeking to suspend in deeper water, combine and arrange multiple units vertically.
- Primarily attracts gamefish that suspend in deep water.
- Deflects snagging hooks, minimizing lost tackle.
- Ideal for water 15 feet or deeper.
Each Honey Hole Canopy includes:
(1) Fully Assembled Honey Hole Canopy consisting of a Single Center Stem
(1) Aluminum Housing with (4) Center Floats and (10) Limbs, each with an Inner Float.
(1) Stainless Cable and (2) Galvanized Shackles.
The Honey Hole Canopy ships via ground free in the Continental U.S.
Honey Hole Canopy Specs
The Honey Hole Canopy does not require assembly, only a quick link to a weight system. A minimum weight of 15 lbs. is required to sink to the habitat. We suggest using a half-cinder block as a weight.
- To link the Honey Hole Canopy to a weight, simply slip the 1/8” cable and snap link through an attachment point on the weight and snap the quick link onto the cable.
- Spread the leaves apart by folding them backward against each limb. Lengthen or shorten the cable to your preferred suspension depth and toss the whole structure into the water. The Honey Hole Canopy is designed to spread out while it sinks.
Download the complete assembly instructions for the Honey Hole Canopy.
Watch the Honey Hole Canopy Assembly Video
Recommended Depth for Usage15' or more Surface Area/Volume95 sq. ft. Product Height7' Product Footprint12' x 12' Product Weight13 lbs. Leaf/Limb Count223 leaves/10 limbs
Why is fish habitat so important?
Fish like cover. They either go to it to feed, or they go to it to avoid being eaten. Submerged vegetation is valuable as habitat for predatory species like Bass or Crappie and for forage species like Bluegill. Pond King’s fish biologists designed the Honey Hole product line to augment or replace naturally occurring aquatic vegetation to attract game fish (the fish that use cover as ambush to help them feed) and protect forage fish. Our artificial fish habitat is designed for pond and lake owners to help with fish population management.
Why use artificial fish habitat instead of natural vegetation or cover?
Natural vegetation can be difficult to control for a two primary reasons;
- Vegetation can take over the environment,
- Structure can, and almost always does, decay.
It’s not all that easy to manage naturally occurring habitat. Our fish habitat is intended to provide an effective and affordable alternative to natural cover types for a variety of purposes and objectives. All of Pond King’s artificial fish habitat is safe for the environment, reduces the likelihood of snagged lures, is easy to assemble and deploy, and doesn’t decay, and you can find it using your fish finder so locating your honey hole season after season is a a snap.
What’s the difference between the Honey Hole Live Series and the Refuge Series?
The major difference is that one series is designed to mimic natural “cover” and the other to serve as an alternative to natural “structure.”
The Live Series, with its dual colored leaf variation, dynamic movement, and structural complexity, is designed to imitate cover. In fact, it is the only artificial fish habitat on the market that imitates the dynamic movement and structural complexity of natural cover like aquatic vegetation and brush. Flexible limbs that move with current and natural appearances are part of each of the five different offerings within this artificial habitat line.
The Refuge Series, with its internal protective space and external habitat that provides cover for fish at various life stages is intended to replicate “structure.” Although the products in Refuge line are very similar to the natural structure sought by both juvenile and mature fishes as shelter, they are all constructed of flexible, snag-resistant limbs that never need to be replaced.
Is there any assembly required for the Honey Hole Artificial Fish Habitat?
The Honey Hole Reed, Canopy and Dock Dropper all ship fully assembled. The other Honey Hole products require some minimal assembly, which can easily be done in your shop or at your pond, but never with any toxic glues!
Is it hard to install the Honey Hole Artificial Habitat?
Absolutely not! The Honey Hole, and the Honey Hole Reed, Brush and Grass can just be tossed into the water from your boat or the shore. You just drop the Dock Dropper from your dock (as the name implies), secure it to your deck and you are good to go. The Honey Hole Canopy requires just a little more effort; you just have to attach it to a weight (not included), and then drop it the water.
Is the Honey Hole Artificial Fish Habitat environmentally safe?
All the Honey Hole artificial fish habitat is made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and is designed to be assembled without any toxic glues or adhesives, so yes it is safe for the environment. In fact, given that it doesn’t degrade overtime and minimizes the number of lures snagged that land on the bottom of the lake or pond, some might even say our artificial fish habitat is good for the environment.
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Other Artificial Fish Habitat
- HDPE with added UV inhibitor is highly resistant to degradation from exposure to sunlight, temperature extremes, and acidic or alkali conditions.
- Environmental degradation causes PVC to become brittle, and long term structural integrity of PVC habitat in shallow aquatic environments is problematic.
- HDPE and LDPE used are biologically inert materials and are the same type of plastic approved by the FDA for use in the food storage industry.
- PVC is a mixture of vinyl chloride and phthalate based plasticizers, and other additives; many of which are suspected carcinogens and endocrine disruptors.
- Only clean, environmentally nontoxic, durable material is used to construct Honey Hole Artificial Habitat. LDPE is sourced from virgin material free from contaminants.
- The manufacture, use and disposal cuckle of PVC is not "green." The release of dioxin - a persistent and highly toxic chemical - occurs during synthesis and incineration.
- HDPE is source from recycled factory re-grind material verified for environmental safety and quality, to reduce unnecessary waste and promote sustainability.
- PVC can contain biocides that are designed to deter microbial growth which may negatively affect bacterial diversity in biofilm that accumulates on submerged artificial habitat constructed from re-purposed PVC products.
How should I decide which Artificial Habitat to choose?
Use this Artificial Fish Habitat At-a-Glance chart that shows the ideal depth and placement for each type of artificial fish habitat. If you still have questions, give us a call at (940) 305-0490 and our fisheries biologist can help you decide.