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Bass in Honey Hole Tree
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Fish using Artificial Fish Habitat
Juvenile Fish Using Honey Hole Tree Refuge
Honey Hole Tree Attracting Fish
Fish Taking Cover in Honey Hole Tree
Assembling The Honey Hole Artificial Fish Habitat
Adding Honey Hole Trees to Lake Fork
Honey Hole Trees Ready to be deployed
Honey Hole Tree Getting Deployed on Lake Fork
Adding Artificial Fish Habitat to Fisheries
Adding Artificial Fish Habitat to New Fisheries
Deploying the Honey Hole Tree from the Shore
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Honey Hole Tree

Regular price$229.00
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The Honey Hole Tree is a multi-purpose piece of artificial fish habitat. The environmentally safe tubing which is used for the limbs creates 15,000 square inches of surface area for algae, eggs, and insect larvae to attach to, creating an ample food source for baitfish. The dozens of slots around the cone-shaped base allow baitfish access to a place to hide, and the spacing of the flexible limbs provide ample cover for lurking sportfish - like largemouth bass. 

Patent #8,020,515 B2

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More Specs
  • Holds baitfish to attract gamefish
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Snag resistant
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 honey hole trees with fish swimming around it

Multipurpose, versatile habitat

We designed the Honey Hole Tree to increase baitfish production for fish that attach their eggs to vertical substrate, provide cover for intermediary fish, and provide ambush opportunities for gamefish. But the Honey Hole Tree is also our most versatile habitat. You can sink the Trees on points or coves and any spot where there is a sharp contrast in water depth, but another prime location is under a floating dock or pier. In this deeper water you can suspend the tree from the bottom. Most fish, especially bass and crappie, like to suspend off of the bottom when water depths exceed 15 feet. The Honey Hole Tree is the only artificial fish habitat on the market that can be suspended from the bottom.

Create your own personal honey hole

The environmentally safe tubing which is used for the limbs creates 15,000 square inches of surface area for algae, eggs, and insect larvae to attach to, creating an ample food source for baitfish. This, in turn, attracts larger fish. Since the flexible limbs provide the ideal place for lunker bass to lie in waiting to ambush their prey, the Tree is a favorite for creating your own personal honey hole. And, since it shows up on depth finders and doesn’t rot or decay, it’s easy to find season after season. 
 habitat on depth finder
 two people with honey hole trees

Good for your fishery

The Honey Hole Tree is manufactured using low (LDPE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) with UV inhibitors. Polyethylene is a biologically inert material and is the same type of plastic approved by the FDA for use in the food storage industry, so you don’t have to worry about any unwanted toxins. The flexible limbs are easy to fish through, reducing the number of lures that get tangled and end up at the bottom of the lake, decaying or creating unintended hazards to wildlife. And, the high limb count contributes to the accumulation of periphyton – an important part of the aquatic food chain. 


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Surface Area
116 sq. ft.
28 lbs
Leaf Limb Count
93 limbs
Life Stage

More Details

Each Honey Hole Tree comes with the following items: 

  • (1) Slotted Cone Base
  • (93) 36” Limbs
  • (1) Steel, Powder Coated Weight Ring
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 Honey Hole Tree requires some assembly, which should take you about 10-15 minutes. 
Start by placing the weight ring over the cone, making sure it is just below the second row of holes. Then, dip one end of the limbs into soapy water and then push the limbs into the drilled holes. You want the limbs to extend past the inside of the dome by about one inch. Next, twist the limbs so they curve upward in a random pattern. Lastly, toss the Tree into your fishery. 

Have more questions?

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Let us help you determine if the Honey Hole Tree 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.
Honey Hole Products Other Artificial Fish Habitat
  • 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.