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Honey Hole Shrub

Regular price$179.00
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The Honey Hole Shrub is a unique shallow water habitat that helps boost baitfish production in two ways. With 84 flexible limbs, it provides ample cover from predation for juvenile fish, and it is also ideal for species of fish that attach their eggs to vertical substrate, including fathead minnows, golden shiners, and threadfin shad. And, the establishment of shad populations is particularly critical if your goal is to produce double-digit largemouth bass. 

Patent #8,020,515 B2

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Life Stage
More Specs
  • Quickly accumulates periphyton
  • Increase forage species production and survival
  • Snag-resistant
Pack Quantity
 shrub underwater with fish

Boost baitfish production to grow trophy-class bass

The Shrub has been designed specifically to boost baitfish production by providing substrate for forage fish to lay their eggs. The Shrub also creates refuge for juvenile fish through the close positioning of its limbs, and access to internal shelter through the 12 diamond shaped holes on the main body. The increased forage production in turn produces trophy-class bass. 

Provide ample resources for your juvenile fish

The high limb count of the Shrub provides lots of surface area for the accumulation of periphyton. As plankton and insect larvae attach to the limbs, the Shrub provides a food source for the fry, helping them achieve the next life-stage while evading predation.
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Environmentally friendly, food-storage quality materials

The Honey Hole Shrub is made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) - which is biologically inert and is the same material the FDA has approved for food storage. We never use any glues or adhesives, so you don’t have to worry about the Shrub off-gassing toxins over-time. And because the limbs are snag resistant, you won’t end up with lures cluttering up your fishery floor.


Water Depth
Surface Area
84 sq. ft.
18 lbs.
Leaf Limb Count
84 limbs
Life Stage

More Details

Each Honey Hole Shrub comes standard with the following items: 
  • (1) Slotted Dome Base
  • (84) 26” Limbs
  • (1) Steel, Powder Coated Weight
When you order artificial fish habitat online, it will be shipped to you via ground and the fees are calculated at checkout. Typically, it takes less than a week for us to process your order for shipping from our facility in Lindsay, Texas. When it does, you’ll receive a confirmation email including your tracking number. 

All of Pond King’s artificial fish habitat carries a 10 year limited warranty on any manufacturer defects. While we stand behind our products, we aren't obligated to replace parts that are misused (eaten by otters, beavers, snapping turtles, stolen or tampered with) or damaged due to normal wear and tear. But we love a good story so if any of the above applies to you, shoot us an email (with pictures, please) to let us know what happened. 
The Shrub requires some assembly, which will take you about 15-20 minutes. Start by pushing the limbs into the drilled holes, twisting them into a random pattern. The limbs are designed to fit snugly, so you’ll find it helpful to dip them in soapy water before inserting them. You want the limbs to extend past the inside of the dome by about one inch. Once all the limbs have been inserted, just toss the Shrub into your pond!

Have more questions?

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Let us help you determine if the Honey Hole Shrub is right for you.



Fish need 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 fisheries 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 (the species that use habitat to hide from predation).
Our artificial fish habitat is designed for pond and lake owners to help with fish population management without a lot of vegetation control. Natural vegetation can be difficult to control for two primary reasons; Vegetation can take over the environment, Structure can, and almost always does, decay. For those reasons, it’s not always 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, doesn’t decay, and you can find it using your fish finder, so locating your honey hole season after season is a snap.
The Honey Hole Grass, Reed and Dock Dropper 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!
Absolutely not! The Honey Hole, and the Honey Hole Reed, Brush, Shrub, Tree 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.
Pond King’s 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!
Our artificial fish habitat has a higher-than average limb count which results in a lot more surface area for the accumulation of periphyton. Plus, the materials we use to make our habitat are biologically inert, so they aren’t just safe for your pond today, they are safe for the life of the product.
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  • HDPE with added UV inhibitor is highly resistant to degradation from exposure to sunlight, temperature extremes, and acidic or alkaline 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 sourced from recycling 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. 
This Artificial Fish Habitat At-a-Glance chart 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.