Honey Hole Reed
The Honey Hole Reed is a Highly-Fishable Substitute for Flooded Vegetation.
Big bass and other game fish like to suspend around flooded vegetation, like reeds and cattails. Our biologists developed the Honey Hole Reed fish attractor to replicate this type of habitat to help pond and lake owners manage their fish populations. The Honey Hole Reed is effective vertical habitat for fish congregation, and works especially well when deployed along drop-offs, deep bays and creek channels.
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Unwrap, bend a few limbs, attach a series of reeds with the quick connect & just toss in the pond....that's it. These came as part of the HH value pack 4 and deployed them as part of my deeper structure!!
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The Honey Hole Reed Provides the Perfect Ambush Points
Standing 8’ when fully extended, this artificial structure is perfect for water depths 10-12’ deep. The Honey Hole Reed can be placed in clusters with isolated pockets throughout your pond or lake to provide the perfect ambush points during the spring and fall transition periods. Or the Reeds can be arranged in a line creating highways for you forage and predator species to travel back and forth.
Environmentally Friendly Fish Habitat
The Honey Hole Reed is made of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and replicates the structural complexity and dynamic movement of natural cover. Unlike natural cover, however, the Honey Hole Reed won’t decay or snag your lures they way cut trees will! It is self-righting and easy to deploy – just toss it into the water and forget about it.
The Honey Hole Reed:
- Imitates flooded reeds – a unique, productive habitat type for fish.
- Is ideal for jig fishing tactics in deeper water.
- Is perfect for augmenting drop-offs, deep bays and creek channels.
Each Honey Hole Reed Includes:
(6) Reeds – 3 sets of 2 stems each, (2) Stainless Quick Connects, (3) 2’ Segments of ¼” Galvanized Chain.
The Honey Hole Reed ships free via gound within the continental U.S.
Honey Hole Reed Specs
The Honey Hole Reed requires no assembly. However, for you convenience, two stainless quick links are provided to join three Reed segments together to create a large line of habitat.
- To assemble, simply link the galvanized chain together with the quick links.
- To maximize coverage area, spread the leaves apart by folding them backward against each limb.
- Honey Hole Reeds were designed to self-right during deployment. Simply toss it in and watch it sink.
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Recommended Depth for Usage10' - 12' Surface Area/Volume53 sq. ft. Product Height8' Product Footprint5' x 5' Product Weight11 lbs. Leaf/Limb Count120 leaves/6 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.