I have started making a new bait and fish attractor, using the thump sound.
It is a machine incorporating a 12 volt, sealed, variable speed, electric motor, and a rubber mallet.
It will fit in a 10" X 7" battery box to mount in any boat.
I've tested the "Bobo's Thumper" in my boat and it really does work!
Prices range from $200. to $275., depending on the available options you might want.
You can send a PM or call the number in my signature to discuss the different options and get a quote for your new fish caller.
I am located in Springtown, Tx. You can come by and pick up your newly built fish caller or I can ship it for an additional fee.
Check out these videos to see how it works.http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/jbobo1/media/fishyfishy1%20001_zps7wblkqz9.mp4.html?o=1http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/jbobo1/media/fishyfishy1%20002_zpsgy0wwlhw.mp4.htmlhttp://www.4shared.com/video/8Mq0x2ruce/thumper_vids_010.html
I guess I didn't explain the concept thinking about people fishing for species other than sand bass, striper, and hybrid striper.
There have been many people who thump with an oar or broom handle, on the floor of their boat in a regular "cadence" or rhythm to attract these species of fish. Particularly, during the cold winter months, when the fish are schooling in deep water.
There have been scientific studies, (I know, everyone claims there have been studies. If you want the website, I'll find it and post here) that show all fish actually make some sort of noise particular to their species. Many people have thumped for years, not understanding why it works.
For the most part it attracts shad, sand bass, hybrid stripers, and stripers, during winter. I have had lmb, crappie, and catfish also be attracted at times. Though seldom does this happen except for catfish.
Normally any different, irregular sounds will scatter the fish. Also it will not work well in water less then 12 ft. deep. So the bank beaters will not appreciate your beating around them. It can be annoying to other fishermen, if they are not catching fish also. I normally try to stay at least 40 or 50 yards away from other boats, unless they come into my area where I am anchored first.
This device I have been making, mimics the thump sound made by an oar or broom handle tapping the floor of the boat. I have sold a lot of them, and the main reason people reported they purchased, was they can catch more fish without their arms getting tired, and trying to set the hook and fight a fish to the boat, with an oar in one hand. I hope you guys have a better understanding of the concept of my 'Bobo's Thumper'. Feel free to ask any other questions you might have.