Honey Hole Shrub
If you want your pond or lake to produce trophy bass, you have to provide plenty of forage for them to eat. That’s where the Honey Hole Shrub comes in. This piece of artificial fish structure will help boost baitfish production, especially with those species of fish that attach their eggs to vertical substrate, including fathead minnows, golden shiners, and threadfin shad. The establishment of shad populations is particularly critical if your goal is to produce double-digit largemouth bass.
- Designed specifically to boost bait fish production, which in turn produces trophy bass
- Shrub limbs and base provide cover for small fish
- Plankton and insect larvae attach to the limbs, providing a food source
- Provides substrate for forage fish to lay their eggs
- Safe for the environment and easy to install
The Honey Hole Shrub artificial fish habitat is designed for placement where small baitfish live and breed - typically in water that is 3-6 ft. deep.
The density of the tubes on this particular piece of artificial structure provides an escape area for smaller fish. Plus, the domed base has diamond slots that allow forage and juvenile fish to take shelter inside. The Shrub will provide these baitfish a ready food source because plankton and insect larvae will cling to the limbs. The vertical tubes also provide a substrate on which the forage fish can lay their eggs. This is a three-fold benefit to improving forage production.
For each Honey Hole Shrub ordered, you will receive: (1) Slotted Dome Base, (84) 26” Limbs, (1) Steel, Powder Coated Weight
The Honey Hole Shrub ships free in the continental U.S.
Bulk pricing and shipping is also available. Call for more information.
Honey Hole Shrub Specifications
Pond King Honey Hole FAQ
- Start by pushing the limbs into the drilled holes. You want the limbs to extend past the inside of the dome by about one inch.
- Helpful hint: Since no glue is required, the limbs are designed to have a bit of a tight fit. Dipping the end of the limbs into a bucket of soapy water will help them slide in easier. Check out our assembly video.
- Twist the limbs into a random pattern.
- The weight is already attached in the center of the dome. If the habitat is going to be placed in an area with a current, you will need to attach additional weight.
- Place the structures in the water using a boat or toss them in from the bank. They will sink upright every time!
Download complete assembly instructions
- Patent #8,020,515 B2
- Limb count: 84
- Height (ft.): 2.5
- Diameter (ft.): 6
- Estimated Usable Surface Area (sq. ft.): 84
- Weight (lbs.): 18
- Water Depth (ft.): 3-6
- Material: High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- For more information, please visit our Artificial Fish Habitat FAQ page.