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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Artificial Fish Habitat

A cluster of Fishiding structures 
David Ewald is the inventor of FishidingFishiding is artificial fish habitat made from unwanted vinyl material destined for landfills.  Fishiding manufactures a variety of structures of different sizes and for different purposes, from large fish-crib like structures for game fish to small "cradles" for fry and juvenile fish. 

David sent me a sampling of his products to test out and photograph.  The structures were placed in a nearby lake in early May, and one in shallow water was immediately appropriated by a largemouth bass who has since built a nest next to it, successfully spawned and is now guarding fry adjacent to the protection the structure provides.

As summer progresses I'll try to document the different fish that use Fishiding and observe how they relate to it.  To view more of my underwater images of Fishiding structures underwater, click here. 


  1. So where are the fish. I am not sure we should be dumping stuff into our waters that last forever.

  2. Look through all the photos, the fish are there! Rock and concrete also last forever, should we stop using these in our waters as well? We share the same concerns, simply put, landfill or fish habitat, which is most beneficial?