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Faner50

Doing well on the Crappies

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I saw a product where you can build your own weed line. Its basically a length of cord with fake plastic weeds attached up and down its lenth. At the bottom of the cord is a weight. At the top is an adjustable float. So I built 6 of these "cord weeds".

I drilled 6 holes about 3 feet apart and 2 holes near this fake weed line to fish from. I felt a little foolish but I lowered my cord weeds and a camera. It took about an hour and I'll be darned I had sunnies near the bottom and crappies slowing moving in about 2 feet off the bottom. I used up most of my euro larve, pulled up my weed lines and headed home with 10 fat ones.

If I had a permanent house, I'd put those fakers all around my house. You can buy them retail at CABELAS.

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How much do they run a guy?

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Can't remember price. Under $25 for a box if I remember right.

http://www.ladredge.com/

Above is link to what they look like

GLTA

faner

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By the way, I did not buy them I built my own using decoy cord, plants from a pet store and some from Linens and Things, decoy weight and floats cut from those round styrofoam tubes kids use for swimming.

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I think you can buy them from the Outdoor Pro Store link at the top of this page. They are called Real Weeds made by LaDredge.

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how hard where they to make? how much did you have to put into them

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I already had the decoy cord, and decoy weights. To adjust the float I used plastic toggles you see on some hooded sweat shirts or for the hoods on outdoor coats. I bought about $10 worth of plastic weeds at those stores I mentioned but I also shredded one of my wifes plastic house plants (big leaves). I put them on the cord using small plastic tie wraps to make sure they wouldn't come off. You don't want weeds coming loose and fouling the lake up.

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Oh, and remember to use a northland tear dropper near evening. BWAAAAAAahahahaahahaha !!

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Not a bad idea i guess but i'll still to just drilling holes and hunting them down. To me half the fun of it is going out and looking for them in a more natural way.

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