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#11870517 - 10/08/16 08:19 AM How do you thump without a thumper?
JackieF Offline
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Newbie here. All advice greatly appreciated. A Bobo Thumper is not feesible right now.


Edited by JackieF (10/08/16 08:21 AM)

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#11870552 - 10/08/16 08:55 AM Re: How do you thump without a thumper? [Re: JackieF]
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Back in the very early 80's, maybe late 70's, folks on Whitney used a bass drum pedal pounding the bottom of their boats. Some guides would beat a heavy saltwater rod on top of the water to similate surface activity.
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#11870559 - 10/08/16 08:59 AM Re: How do you thump without a thumper? [Re: j.steve]
TCK73 Offline
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A dowel rod and a rubber cane cap is what I used for years. Probably costs a whole $5.00. You will get real good with your coordination thumping with one arm and jigging with the other.

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#11870584 - 10/08/16 09:26 AM Re: How do you thump without a thumper? [Re: JackieF]
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rubber mallet in right hand, jigging rod in left hand
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#11870605 - 10/08/16 09:53 AM Re: How do you thump without a thumper? [Re: JackieF]
JackieF Offline
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Thanks guys!

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#11871436 - 10/08/16 08:54 PM Re: How do you thump without a thumper? [Re: JackieF]
ML56 Offline
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Originally Posted By: JackieF
Newbie here. All advice greatly appreciated. A Bobo Thumper is not feesible right now.



I have used the butt end of another fishing rod a few times and it seemed to work. I do stick a firm rubber cap on it to keep from scarring deck or breaking rod butt. About 2 beats per second has worked best in the winter while dead sticking.-Mike
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#11871675 - 10/09/16 05:05 AM Re: How do you thump without a thumper? [Re: JackieF]
Eric Poon Offline
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great eek

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#11875638 - 10/11/16 03:11 PM Re: How do you thump without a thumper? [Re: JackieF]
hornet527 Offline
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what is thumpin, im lost!!
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#11876191 - 10/11/16 09:11 PM Re: How do you thump without a thumper? [Re: JackieF]
jbobo Offline
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check out this website for info on thumping.
www.bobosthumper.com grin
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#11876660 - 10/12/16 08:36 AM Re: How do you thump without a thumper? [Re: JackieF]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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If you have Lowrance sonic hub then add a 12" sub woofer in the rod box and put on some Heebie Jeebie Hep Cat music, max out the bass and let the boat hull do the thumping. Sounds like one of them gangster cars driving down your street at night. You can fish with both hands on both sides of da boat at the same time.
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#11876677 - 10/12/16 08:43 AM Re: How do you thump without a thumper? [Re: JackieF]
BridgeportGuide Offline
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I use an old cane, works just fine.


Edited by BridgeportGuide (10/12/16 08:44 AM)
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#11879184 - 10/13/16 03:19 PM Re: How do you thump without a thumper? [Re: JackieF]
psycho0819 Offline
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No need for thumping. If someone else is doing it right and you're not catching anything, you simply aren't close enough to them. bolt
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#11879518 - 10/13/16 07:00 PM Re: How do you thump without a thumper? [Re: JackieF]
FishinTime Offline
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Would thumping work on a tritoon since the deck is out of the water?
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#11879520 - 10/13/16 07:05 PM Re: How do you thump without a thumper? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
JIM SR. Offline
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Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
rubber mallet in right hand, jigging rod in left hand




fish

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#11879728 - 10/13/16 09:17 PM Re: How do you thump without a thumper? [Re: FishinTime]
jbobo Offline
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Originally Posted By: HuntingTexas
Would thumping work on a tritoon since the deck is out of the water?

I have some customers who use their thumper on pontoon boats. They say it works and are happy with it.
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