Over one hundred volunteers constructed these artificial fish attractors for large scale installation into Lake Harris. Fish attractors provide cover for sportfish as well as forage species such as insects, crustaceans and minnows that sportfish depend upon for food. Rock piles, plastic pipe, concrete culverts and wood boxes also can provide shelter areas in private ponds. }�����q��_��j���s��5M9�..t4�a�-��5��s}�:�꿿?��ډ�r�I\���E��]f�ɸ9MN�|���m��k�ME���g?P7��@��ُ�`���Ҵb ����k�]. endobj �D��� � ~�+��a�5��������T�~=m����q�u@1c{�׾�o����>g��[6@�+E�+�� An Interactive Fish Attractor Map shows attractor locations and coordinates. 620 S. Meridian St. • Tallahassee, FL • (850) 488-4676 Installation of artificial fish attractors on Lake Griffin. At least they’re more scenic for fish thanks to an ongoing project by the U.S. Forest Service and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The files below can be loaded into Lowrance and Humminbird depth finders with gps capability or into any gps enabled device that supports .gpx files, using a memory card (typically an SD or micro-SD card) or the device's on-board memory. IDNR Fisheries Biologist Shawn Hirst lent a hand with dropping these GPS-located habitats. Many depth-finders and GPS units can be set to show different coordinate systems. Artificial attractors require more time and money to construct, but are just as effective if not more so than brush attractors and last almost indefinitely. Pursuant to section 120.74, Florida Statutes, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has published its 2019 Agency Regulatory Plan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he cubes were added to fish attractor locations 1-4, and 17. FWC staff deploying artificial (plastic) fish attractors into Lake Griffin. 3�u������/��Vj2�ժ��V��7k�v�z�����x�G'�kE ����^�1ƍ�Ŧ���P�-��W�4�Gk�!�k�6�y#�3�1o����Ef&�+K Sބ��W�+.ɐ�. %PDF-1.5 The end result: bluegill shown here are enjoying the benefits of a FWC-installed brush fish attractor. Recycled Christmas trees, although popularly used, do not make good fish attractors, since they do not last very long because the branches tend to be too small and the trunk is a softwood. Brush fish attractor materials are cheap and usually easy to come by. GENERAL FISHING INFORMATION – Kinkaid Lake receives a tremendous amount of recreational boat traffic during the hot summer months especially on the weekends and holidays. NOTE: Do not anchor near fish attractors. There are also many man-made attractors on the market which eliminates the need for refurbishing natural materials.