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Ten tips on using the Porcupine Fish Attractors to your advantage:
  1. There’s no substitute for placing a lot of structures out there. Put them in a variety of depths or zones and let the fish decide what area they like best at the time.
  2. If a creek channel or drop-off, hump, etc…is available then place structures on the shallow and deep sides but also attempt to gets some located on the break. Bass, crappie, catfish, and walleye love to have the best of both worlds close by.
  3. Crappie will spawn around them so you’re helping the fishery while improving your own odds at the same time. Place them in secondary bays and shallow flats to replace cover that has disappeared due to wind and ice erosion or siltation.
  4. Bass really love the attractors so toss some out on main lake ledges or long, sloping points. They mimic a stump or treelap but are much easier to fish without snagging, such as when using a crankbait.
  5. Remember the wind is always a factor so keep that in mind when choosing spots. Ask yourself where you’d be fishing in a gale north or east wind? Then, put some attractors in an area where you’ll be sheltered, regardless of the wind direction.
  6. Mark your spots with either landmarks or GPS coordinates.
  7. Some reservoirs have winter draw down so take that into account when choosing the area of placement. For example, think about how deep the water will be during spring versus winter levels of elevation.
  8. Try to place the structures below normal water levels as ice can form in winter months and displace or destroy.
  9. Current or high winds are not likely to move your structures but I sometimes wire various weighted objects to the small hole in the sphere. Aluminum or copper wire works best.
  10. When fishing main lake venues far from shore, use several attractors to create a larger area. You can even experiment by attaching three of them together, making a more appealing spot and one that’s easier to locate on your LCR.