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#11282337 - 12/14/15 05:58 PM How loud to beat on the boat when deadsticking?
CedarCreekWoody Offline
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INSIDE my home I heard hammering and thought someone was building a dock across the lake. When I walked down to the water I realized the sound was coming from a boat, apparently deadsticking. How loud should you pound on the boat to summon the fish?
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#11282372 - 12/14/15 06:15 PM Re: How loud to beat on the boat when deadsticking? [Re: CedarCreekWoody]
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In my opinion the louder the better.

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#11282450 - 12/14/15 06:47 PM Re: How loud to beat on the boat when deadsticking? [Re: CedarCreekWoody]
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loud enough to sink it...in my opinion...obviously kidding, but i have never tried it - i can see how it could be annoying... at least the trend is not to play justin bieber music...or is it...
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#11282483 - 12/14/15 07:05 PM Re: How loud to beat on the boat when deadsticking? [Re: CedarCreekWoody]
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Loud enough that the fish show up on your graph. You will know when it is right. As far as the cadence I use the Indian war drum cadence but that is just the Indian in me.
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#11282538 - 12/14/15 07:25 PM Re: How loud to beat on the boat when deadsticking? [Re: CHAMPION FISH]
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I use my dip net and Pour Some Sugar On Me for the cadence. The wife was dancing to that song the first time I laid eyes on her so it kinda comes to mind. I'm not sure how much noise makes it past the two layers of fiberglass and insulation from the boat floor, so I usually vary the thump volume. I don't do much thumping, and have had mixed results with it.
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#11282660 - 12/14/15 08:14 PM Re: How loud to beat on the boat when deadsticking? [Re: CedarCreekWoody]
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It all depends on how deep the fish are running. If they are shallow, most people thump a little softer. If they are 20 ft. or deeper, loud is good. lol
This video will tell hw loud I thump normally.

http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/jbobo1/media/thumper%20vids%20011_zpsbjhyz9ii.mp4.html?o=1


Edited by jbobo (12/14/15 08:17 PM)
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#11282771 - 12/14/15 08:50 PM Re: How loud to beat on the boat when deadsticking? [Re: MBDLAW]
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Originally Posted By: MBDLAW
loud enough ... i can see how it could be annoying...


I don't find it to be annoying, I just expected something a bit more subtle. I've not tried it.
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#11282815 - 12/14/15 09:06 PM Re: How loud to beat on the boat when deadsticking? [Re: CedarCreekWoody]
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Maybe some of the guys can post a video of their fish finder starting before the thumping and continue to show how the fish will actually school up under the boat that is thumping. If I get time to go fish, after I get all these thumpers shipped out, I will try to make a video and post it on here.
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#11282934 - 12/14/15 10:29 PM Re: How loud to beat on the boat when deadsticking? [Re: CedarCreekWoody]
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Soft if you are by yourself or louder then the guy thumping 20 yards from ya. Lol . I have used the plastic ends of pliers and screw driver and seen it worked. Lol. Good etiquette to thump at least 100 yds apart.
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#11282936 - 12/14/15 10:31 PM Re: How loud to beat on the boat when deadsticking? [Re: CedarCreekWoody]
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This was 10 days ago on hubbard. Fish liked my beats grin

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#11283008 - 12/14/15 11:37 PM Re: How loud to beat on the boat when deadsticking? [Re: CedarCreekWoody]
MBDLAW Offline
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JOKING: i personally enjoy using my casting skills to catch a feisty fish as opposed to getting a deadstick and end up whacking the boat... some will get it, and some wont...
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#11283097 - 12/15/15 05:43 AM Re: How loud to beat on the boat when deadsticking? [Re: CedarCreekWoody]
cbh1980 Offline
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I usually take my two sons (3 & 5 years old) out so the "make noise on the boat" thing usually just works itself out, whether I want it to or not!
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#11283414 - 12/15/15 08:49 AM Re: How loud to beat on the boat when deadsticking? [Re: SeaPro-Todd]
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Originally Posted By: SeaPro-Todd
Soft if you are by yourself or louder then the guy thumping 20 yards from ya. Lol . I have used the plastic ends of pliers and screw driver and seen it worked. Lol. Good etiquette to thump at least 100 yds apart.


^^^This lol!
I like to have my own small area to thump and fish. Prefer a minimum of 1/4 mile. Only happens when the air temps are below freezing though. Or during the Super Bowl

Nice screen shot, too. When I see that, I know everyone best hold on tight to the rods!


Edited by jbobo (12/15/15 08:52 AM)
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#11284286 - 12/15/15 03:21 PM Re: How loud to beat on the boat when deadsticking? [Re: SeaPro-Todd]
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Originally Posted By: SeaPro-Todd
Soft if you are by yourself or louder then the guy thumping 20 yards from ya. Lol . I have used the plastic ends of pliers and screw driver and seen it worked. Lol. Good etiquette to thump at least 100 yds apart.


Todd, while I've not tried it, soft taps like you recommend is more what I envisioned as the correct technique. That is why I asked the question. Thanks to all!
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#11286074 - 12/16/15 01:24 PM Re: How loud to beat on the boat when deadsticking? [Re: jbobo]
Coachzee Offline
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I am heading out to Hubbard Friday afternoon for 2 hrs quick trip. Will try and video the graph and hopefully show it blank before thumping and full of fish when the thumping starts. And I'll post the videos here if I get out and find some fish.....
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