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#12017809 - 01/03/17 10:26 AM Why Thumpers work
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I was always curious as to why "thumpers" work. Was it the sound? vibration? Were they just curious? Did it startle the shad and incite bites?

This audio finally explains it to me. It is the sound striper make when they are feeding. No wonder it works.
It's only a short audio, and it takes a few seconds to start. Check it out. It's fairly faint, so you might have to turn up audio.

Sounds Summary - Morone saxatilis

http://www.fishbase.org/physiology/FishSoundsSummary.php?autoctr=40





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#12017826 - 01/03/17 10:36 AM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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Thank you so much! Someone posted this many years ago and I been trying to google it the since last year but no luck. Now I know...to google for "sounds Morone saxatilis" doh! I saved the mp3 file now. Very educational. Thanks again!!!
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#12017892 - 01/03/17 11:06 AM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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#12017957 - 01/03/17 11:32 AM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: SeaPro-Todd]
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Originally Posted By: SeaPro-Todd
Thank you so much! Someone posted this many years ago and I been trying to google it the since last year but no luck. Now I know...to google for "sounds Morone saxatilis" doh! I saved the mp3 file now. Very educational. Thanks again!!!


lol
You bet!
I did a bunch of research and combing through forums to find it. cool
Plano Keith mentioned that several of the RHSA have the mechanical/electric versions to free your hands and everyone loves them.

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#12018630 - 01/03/17 05:42 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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I've always figured they thought it was a bunch of pelicans and comorrants feeding on shad. Sounds logical to me.

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#12018710 - 01/03/17 06:34 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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Originally Posted By: TexExp
Originally Posted By: SeaPro-Todd
Thank you so much! Someone posted this many years ago and I been trying to google it the since last year but no luck. Now I know...to google for "sounds Morone saxatilis" doh! I saved the mp3 file now. Very educational. Thanks again!!!


lol
You bet!
I did a bunch of research and combing through forums to find it. cool
Plano Keith mentioned that several of the RHSA have the mechanical/electric versions to free your hands and everyone loves them.
PlanoKeith is fluffing. Thumping don't work! hammer
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#12018719 - 01/03/17 06:38 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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Thanks for posting this audio. I've been told by divers they had seen and heard this at Texoma.
Everyone asks me why thumping works and this has always been my answer since the divers told me about it.
Do y'all think the shad school up at the thumping because there is safety in numbers? You would think they would scatter and try to get away from it.
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#12019048 - 01/03/17 09:43 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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Ok, so as a newcomer to thumping, should the cadence be slow like the audio above, or more rapid? Most of what I have seen on YouTube videos has been at about 2-3 beats per second(at least by my estimate). Will those of you with more experience please chime in?
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#12019055 - 01/03/17 09:49 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: jbobo]
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Originally Posted By: jbobo
Thanks for posting this audio. I've been told by divers they had seen and heard this at Texoma.
Everyone asks me why thumping works and this has always been my answer since the divers told me about it.
Do y'all think the shad school up at the thumping because there is safety in numbers? You would think they would scatter and try to get away from it.
They run for their live scatter, Jeff. Seen in many times on the graph on diff lakes too.
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#12019060 - 01/03/17 09:51 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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60 beats to 180 beats per minute. Seen them all work. Don't wear yourself out smile
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#12019167 - 01/03/17 11:26 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: SeaPro-Todd]
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Originally Posted By: SeaPro-Todd
60 beats to 180 beats per minute. Seen them all work. Don't wear yourself out smile


^^^^This. Some thump faster but it isn't necessary and will tire your arm out sooner if you don't have a mechnical thumper.
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#12019184 - 01/03/17 11:44 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: SeaPro-Todd]
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Originally Posted By: SeaPro-Todd
Originally Posted By: jbobo
Thanks for posting this audio. I've been told by divers they had seen and heard this at Texoma.
Everyone asks me why thumping works and this has always been my answer since the divers told me about it.
Do y'all think the shad school up at the thumping because there is safety in numbers? You would think they would scatter and try to get away from it.
They run for their live scatter, Jeff. Seen in many times on the graph on diff lakes too.

I usually look for small bait balls scattered in an area before I stop to thump and fish. I've see more often the shad will school under my boat when I start thumping then rise in the water column under the boat before the fish show up. Then they scatter and regroup under the boat for hours when the fish start feeding. I think I have a video or screen shot where fish busted through a school of shad. Then the shad regrouped almost immediately on the sonar. If you stop thumping the shad and fish usually disappear. I've seen shad visually on the surface frantically going every direction with fish chasing them. That is common in the spring and summer.
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#12019239 - 01/04/17 04:16 AM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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Sure glad I have the electric/mechanical thumper I made. Free up my other hand to enjoy the fishing. Comes in very handy.


Edited by I love fishing (01/04/17 04:17 AM)
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#12019532 - 01/04/17 09:10 AM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: I love fishing]
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Originally Posted By: I love fishing
Sure glad I have the electric/mechanical thumper I made. Free up my other hand to enjoy the fishing. Comes in very handy.


Cool!
You can also get one here if you're interested. Jeff from PK also makes & sells them.

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/11389751/Bobo's_Thumper#Post11389751

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#12020465 - 01/04/17 05:04 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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We normally have an old rock station on the radio, so I wind up thumping with the beat. My wife swears they like van halen, and CCR best. That is not very scientific, but works for us.
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#12020948 - 01/04/17 08:31 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: forsanmedic]
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Kashmir is a good cadence as well.

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#12022266 - 01/05/17 01:44 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TCK73]
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Originally Posted By: TCK73
Kashmir is a good cadence as well.


lol

Or Metallica cool

So... we should just get a good sub-woofer instead of a thumper? lol





Edited by TexExp (01/05/17 01:45 PM)

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#12022524 - 01/05/17 03:53 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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No no no you need a thumper.lol. Tck has one already. He got it last year.
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#12028082 - 01/08/17 04:27 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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Amazing! Never would've thought

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#12028373 - 01/08/17 06:09 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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Just follow the Wake Bord Boats around they come with Thumpers built in!
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#12031283 - 01/10/17 05:36 AM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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There are no stripers on Lake Ray Hubbard fishing Hubbard for over 20 years seen no proof of thumping working

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#12031329 - 01/10/17 06:52 AM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: RedSled13]
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Originally Posted By: RedSled13
There are no stripers on Lake Ray Hubbard fishing Hubbard for over 20 years seen no proof of thumping working

roflmao
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#12031973 - 01/10/17 12:57 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: RedSled13]
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First time trying the technique with a paddle on the bottom of the boat - Dec 26 2016 @Hubbard. Couldnt believe how they assembled under the boat after less than 15 minutes of banging the boat. Im a believer.

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#12031979 - 01/10/17 01:00 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: capnkirk]
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Originally Posted By: capnkirk

First time trying the technique with a paddle on the bottom of the boat - Dec 26 2016 @Hubbard. Couldnt believe how they assembled under the boat after less than 15 minutes of banging the boat. Im a believer.


Yessir!!

Good work.

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#12032187 - 01/10/17 03:22 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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Looks like you got it down. Nice screen shot.
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#12072647 - 02/02/17 09:39 AM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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Great thread, thanks !!
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#12072683 - 02/02/17 09:59 AM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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Very interesting. Someone needs to make an App for that roflmao

Wonder if recording some thumping sounds on a phone and hanging a waterproof bluetooth speaker over the side would work??
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#12073801 - 02/02/17 07:39 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: Zip-ur-Fly]
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Very interesting. Someone needs to make an App for that roflmao

Wonder if recording some thumping sounds on a phone and hanging a waterproof bluetooth speaker over the side would work??

I think hydrowave is like that. I have heard from people that owned one that they didn't think the vibrations were as loud or traveled as far as actually thumping. I don't know that as gospel personally though.
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#12074990 - 02/03/17 11:43 AM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: forsanmedic]
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Used to fish ponds in an aluminum boat. Had a boom box in the bottom playing AC/DC. Caught the hell outta the fish when it was on. Tape would end and by the time we'd flip it over, the fish would quit. Turned it back on and it the fish started up again!

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#12075158 - 02/03/17 01:08 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: Zip-ur-Fly]
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Originally Posted By: Zip-ur-Fly
Very interesting. Someone needs to make an App for that roflmao

Wonder if recording some thumping sounds on a phone and hanging a waterproof bluetooth speaker over the side would work??
Been there done that couple years ago. Got an 80 bucks waterproof bluetooth. Spent time pounding and recorded several low keys on the piano keyboard. Clipped out several high bass rock songs. Went to play on the deep water in January. Looped the music on my phone. Speaker in water. Speaker in boat. popcorn Results...the dam fish scattered away from me instead of grouping. hammer violin breakdance roflmao

Or maybe you can buy a thousand dollar 1000watt sub and play and let's us know noidea

Or just get the Bobo's lol
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#12075183 - 02/03/17 01:26 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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OK old pics but this is what it could look like after 15 minutes of thumping. Probably every single fish within the areas was underneath my boat. We caught hybrids and magnum whites all day untill our arms fell off.

[img]http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/pics...356dc711c31_zps[/img]


Edited by brucevannguyen (02/03/17 01:29 PM)
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#12075539 - 02/03/17 04:47 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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headed to Twok tomorrow, will have a young boy on board, gonna give him a rubber mallet, a piece of plywood and tell him if he wants to look like Popeye then get to work.
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#12075664 - 02/03/17 06:07 PM Re: Why Thumpers work [Re: TexExp]
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If you get tired of banging on your boat you can build a speaker system pretty easily. I bought a pair of waterproof tactile transducers and a 12V bluetooth speaker amp. On an old IPhone I downloaded "Talk With Fish"...seems to work well.

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