I personally, believe that sound is an important factor to predatory fish. For instance, at the coast I will free line live Croaker/Piggie Perch for Trout/Redfish/Flounder. Free lining them with a rattle weight vs a straight line, the rattle weight wins hands down. If you're in a frenzy of aggressively feeding fish, it probably won't matter. If you need that extra little bit to convince them, it would probably be beneficial; but in the case of Catfishing, you're looking at a slow day of fishing anyway. If you're catching 100 Catfish in a day, no its probably not going to make a big difference. I can see them being productive in catching Flatheads.
Edited by G Love (07/30/15 08:59 AM)