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#11535416 - 04/11/16 06:00 PM Hydrowave
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 819
Loc: texas
Any Hydrowave users out there? I would like to hear your experiences, good or bad, and what settings do you find most productive. Just started using one but since it's around spawn time not sure how to gauge it's effectiveness in shallow water. Would the settings differ for crappie, deeper water bass ? Thanks for any advice.

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#11538408 - 04/12/16 07:59 PM Re: Hydrowave [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 819
Loc: texas
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#11538540 - 04/12/16 08:44 PM Re: Hydrowave [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 3682
Loc: Cash, Texas
Do a search here all questions answered
Best advice run from it save your money, company does not stand behind it, don't buy one !
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#11538651 - 04/12/16 09:18 PM Re: Hydrowave [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Registered: 12/29/11
Posts: 4792
Loc: Humble, Texas
2 years ago this thread would have been packed with people who would be defending the purchase of them, now they don't even bother. Save some money and buy an underwater harmonica instead.
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#11539224 - 04/13/16 08:22 AM Re: Hydrowave [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Registered: 05/21/02
Posts: 1571
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Don't waste your money...

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#11539357 - 04/13/16 08:59 AM Re: Hydrowave [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 819
Loc: texas
Wow, didn't expect that kind of response. I was at BPS Monday and they don't even have any to sell. I heard many BASS guys are using them so I thought there was something too it. Mine came with the boat I bought but the speaker was missing and I was going to order one from the factory. Found out Hydrowave has been bought out again and called another name. Think I'll wait for more input before I buy the speaker and mount this thing. Thanks for the reviews.
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#11539433 - 04/13/16 09:18 AM Re: Hydrowave [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 308
Loc: Mid Cities
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#11539511 - 04/13/16 09:38 AM Re: Hydrowave [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Registered: 08/12/09
Posts: 710
Loc: Corpus Christi
I had one on my old boat. I never could tell the difference in the bite with it on or off. Actually one time I had it on and wasn't getting bit in what I thought was a productive area. Turned the unit off and on the next cast caught one. Coincidence, I don't know.
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#11539706 - 04/13/16 10:32 AM Re: Hydrowave [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Posts: 819
Loc: texas
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#11540109 - 04/13/16 01:17 PM Re: Hydrowave [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/18/06
Posts: 2229
Loc: N. Richland Hills,Texas
Pros get paid to have them on their boats.listen to the people that had them.

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#11540229 - 04/13/16 02:09 PM Re: Hydrowave [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
Bigron119 Offline
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Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 4111
Loc: Lufkin, TX
Well I guess I am one of the "old few" that support them. I have one. Had it for many years. YES it does work. (It won't necessarily catch the fish for you!) But it does make the fish more active and easier to catch. I have had service work done on my old model with good support from the company. I have had good support from the NEW folks. If you have any problems then contact John Braig. (He is on this forum.)
As for specific results: I have had boats follow me around and wonder why they were catching fish when they were close to me. I just laughed when they talked to me as they passed by.
I have seen NUMEROUS times the bait fish school up along my boat and even follow the trolling motor in schools. I have had fish school up all around my boat and had bass feed on them with the hydrowave on. And turn it off and it all the activity then dies down. I have changed the settings and started to catch fish and change back and fish not bite.

NOW the question for you is this: Is it worth the investment for your type of fishing??? Personally I do not consider a PowerPole/Talon worth MY investment because I spend most of my time fishing deeper than they will reach. Is a Side Scan Humminbird/Lowrance worth MY investment then that answer is YES (FOR ME)for my style of fishing.
I fish tournaments, so every edge I can get helps me in a tournament. I don't expect it to be a "silver bullet"! If the fish are biting more favorable on one style bait and I throw a jigging spoon in the grass then realistically it is not going to benefit! I love when other anglers do not use one or have one. One less thing I have to be concerned about! roflmao
p.s. I am not a Pro and NO I am not getting paid to promote or support their product.


Edited by Bigron119 (04/13/16 02:11 PM)

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#11540409 - 04/13/16 03:19 PM Re: Hydrowave [Re: Bigron119]
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: texas
Thanks for your review and comments Bigron. The hydrowave I have is the classic not the H2 so it doesn't have the features of the newer one but I guess makes the same sounds. It's concerning that they don't display or stock them at BPS anymore. When I communicated with their local rep about that this morning he wouldn't deny or even comment on it. All I need for mine is the speaker which is $60 but if the thing is just a gadget I don't want to go to the trouble of installing it. I'm mostly an off shore fisherman and use my electronics to help me find structure and cover, but you know as well as I that even when you find them you can't make them bite. If this thing gets the baitfish and bass active then I'm interested. I know Van Dam and Kriet have them on board but you can't expect them to give an honest answer when Hydrowave sponsors them. I'm going to do a little more investigating before I go any farther. Thanks for your comments, they are helpful.
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#11540451 - 04/13/16 03:37 PM Re: Hydrowave [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 16523
Loc: NRH, TX
I'm not affiliated with Hydrowave in any way shape or form.... I have witnessed the Hydrowave in action and am 100% certain that it works, as is the reputable lake fork guide I fished with that day, and the gentleman that brought the Hydrowave with him to the guide trip. Wihin 5 minutes of it being turned on the school we were fishing came right to the boat. Instead of making a full cast with a spoon or football jig to get bit you could just drop it nearly straight down. I will not say its some magic thing that will put more fish in the boat for you, but I will say with 100% certainty that it does make baitfish more active around the boat and it masks the sound your trolling motor makes with a more natural sound to the fish. Even if none of the other claims about the Hydrowave were true, just the ability to mask the TM noise and general boat noise makes it worth it to me. I'm not sure where the thought process of the company not standing behind their product, I've seen their reps take care of a bunch of people in the bass fishing section that were having some difficulties.
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#11540460 - 04/13/16 03:42 PM Re: Hydrowave [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Registered: 10/10/07
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Lets put it this way, the boat I recently bought came with one on it. As soon as I got home I took it off and it's sitting in the garage with 1/4" of dust on it.

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#11540530 - 04/13/16 04:11 PM Re: Hydrowave [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
Bigron119 Offline
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Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 4111
Loc: Lufkin, TX
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Thanks for your review and comments Bigron. The hydrowave I have is the classic not the H2 so it doesn't have the features of the newer one but I guess makes the same sounds. It's concerning that they don't display or stock them at BPS anymore. When I communicated with their local rep about that this morning he wouldn't deny or even comment on it. All I need for mine is the speaker which is $60 but if the thing is just a gadget I don't want to go to the trouble of installing it. I'm mostly an off shore fisherman and use my electronics to help me find structure and cover, but you know as well as I that even when you find them you can't make them bite. If this thing gets the baitfish and bass active then I'm interested. I know Van Dam and Kriet have them on board but you can't expect them to give an honest answer when Hydrowave sponsors them. I'm going to do a little more investigating before I go any farther. Thanks for your comments, they are helpful.


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