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The TWRA marks the location of these fish attractors with either a buoy or a PVC pipe identified by TWRA logos that extend above the waterline. In the past couple of years’ selfish anglers have vandalized these habitat structures by either removing the PVC pipe or cutting the cable to the buoys, thus making these beds invisible to other anglers.
“We understand that the majority of the anglers appreciate these fish attractors built with their license dollars and it’s a small minority who chose to vandalize these structures and jeopardize the continuation of this program,” stated Tim Broadbent, TWRA Region I Fisheries Biologist. “The average cost of building a shallow water fish bed marked with plastic pipe is between $35 and $40; the price of a deep water bed with buoy and hardware is a little more than $250.”
TWRA requests that anglers who witness the destruction of any part of a
shallow water or deep water fish attractor contact the TWRA Region I
Office toll free at 1-800-372-3928. TWRA also requests that anglers who
fish around the attractors not to anchor or tie-off to the buoys or
Steve McCadams is a professional hunting and fishing guide here in the Paris Landing area. He has also contributed many outdoor oriented articles to various national publications.
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