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Honey Hole Shrub

$189.00

Increase Survival of Forage Species

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.

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Chris
United States United States
06/17/2021

It's making a difference

I ordered the Shrub from you guys to go along with some structure I got elsewhere and also with 2 DIY structures I came up with. 24 hours after putting the Shrub into my pond, there were bluegill swimming and jumping around it. This pond was a new pond and had absolutely no structure. When I bought these bluegill from a well known fish farm here in Indiana and put them into the pond, they vanished to the depths because there was no cover up shallow for them. Well that is no more! It's awesome to see the bluegill up shallow now making use of the Shrub and the other cover. Next purchase will either be some of your Grass, or maybe some Brush. Thanks for bringing my bluegill out of hiding!

06/17/2021
Pond King, Inc.

Hey Chris, So glad to hear the Shrub is working out for you. If you get any pictures of those bluegill on the Shrub, we'd love to see 'em. Thanks again! Sincerely, Your friends at Pond King

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Bob G.
United States United States
06/16/2021

Not an easy assembly

Pre-drilled holes were often not large enough to accommodate the limbs. The ones that did fit took extraordinary effort to get them in the hole. Either the hole is too small or the circumference of the limbs is too large. Either way, it was a miserable experience putting it together.

06/17/2021
Pond King, Inc.

Hello Bob, We are really sorry to hear you had a hard time with the assembly. The holes all should be the same size. Did you by any chance take some photos? Could you send those along? Were you able to get all the limbs in? It is a super tight fit. We do that because we don't want to use any toxic glues and to make sure the limbs don't come loose and float away. But, with a little soap water, they should have all gone in. Assembling 12 at a time would be a lot of handwork - I'm not sure my hands could take that. We're sorry it wasn't a great experience. We do offer a number of habitats that don't require any assembly at all and can be used in the same water depths.

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Donald B.
United States United States
03/02/2021

Pond King Shrubs

Bought three of the Shrubs..2 of the 3 were perfect and assembled very easy..The other one though was defective..The holes were not drilled properly, and no way the limbs would slide in. Tried with soapy water but no luck..You can visually see that many of the holes were drilled smaller causing the limbs not to slide in..Great product and will probably get more, but hope all additional purchased items are not defective..Was only to assemble about 1/2 the limbs on the bad one.

03/11/2021
Pond King, Inc.

Hello Donald, We're really sorry to hear one of your Shrubs wasn't drilled properly. Do you buy any chance have photos? We'd like to make this right... Look for another email requesting more information. Thank you for the nice review despite the issue. Sincerely, Pond King

Boost Baitfish Production with the Honey Hole Shrub

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.

6 Steps to Big Bass Pond Management

Habitat for Early Stages in Shallow Water

The Shrub has been designed specifically to boost bait fish production by providing substrate for forage fish to lay their eggs. The increased forage production in turn produces trophy bass. The Shrub's limbs and base provide small fish cover from predation by the gamefish. And plankton and insect larvae attach to the limbs, providing a food source for the fry, helping them achieve the next life-stage.

Honey Hole Shrub Artificial Fish Habitat

  • Place where small baitfish live and breed
  • Safe for the environment and easy to install
  • Ideal for water that is 3-6 ft. deep



Bulk pricing and shipping is also available. Call for more information.

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 via ground in the continental U.S.

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  • Assembly Instructions
  • Honey Hole Shrub Specs
  • 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 the complete assembly instructions

  • Recommended Depth for Usage3' - 6' Surface Area/Volume84 sq. ft. Product Height2.5' Product Footprint6' x 6' Product Weight18 lbs. Leaf/Limb Count84 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.

    Is there any assembly required for the Honey Hole Artificial Fish Habitat?

    The Honey Hole Grass, Reed 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 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. 

    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 the 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.