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Bluetooth speaker as a thumper? #14386218 06/06/22 02:50 PM
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Has anyone used a plain old bluetooth speaker as a thumper for sandbass? Dedicated thumpers are pretty expensive and I fish alone sometimes so banging with an oar isnt a great option. Would love to throw a sandbass loop I found on youtube or something on and bring em up.

Also, took a trip with John Varner this weekend and he thumped them up like a pro, I highly recommend hiring him, we caught a ton of fish and taught me a lot as well.

Re: Bluetooth speaker as a thumper? [Re: LordoftheMorning] #14386239 06/06/22 03:10 PM
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I've used a bluetooth speaker before. I don't know if it helped or not. But you can definitely do it. I just used a metronome app on my phone to drop the beat.

Re: Bluetooth speaker as a thumper? [Re: Jeff Schiller] #14386242 06/06/22 03:12 PM
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That is a good idea, thank you. I know for a fact that guide beating on the boat this weekend brought em up, hopefully this speaker can mimic that.

Re: Bluetooth speaker as a thumper? [Re: LordoftheMorning] #14386434 06/06/22 05:54 PM
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Read the grapevine lake 2022 thread in this section. Prosise tells you how to do it. I have been fishing with one and it works.
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Re: Bluetooth speaker as a thumper? [Re: LordoftheMorning] #14386449 06/06/22 06:09 PM
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I tried a bluetooth speaker on Lake Travis once, on the theory that it would make the catfish and bluegills think a party barge was dropping snacks overboard. Loaded it up with two hours of EDM. It was _super_ annoying. But it did seem to trigger some bites.


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Re: Bluetooth speaker as a thumper? [Re: LordoftheMorning] #14386462 06/06/22 06:18 PM
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I'm actually building one. Just need to pick up a cheap motor. Have the controller etc. I think I have $25 in it so far. Need to buy the motor and battery.


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Re: Bluetooth speaker as a thumper? [Re: LordoftheMorning] #14388404 06/08/22 05:01 PM
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Yes, metronome with a kick drum. I set it in the middle box of my bass boat. Can barely hear it with the box lid down, but it pounds.

Re: Bluetooth speaker as a thumper? [Re: LordoftheMorning] #14388528 06/08/22 07:26 PM
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Splasher works great in warmer weather for me. I can see them respond on my active imaging as soon as I turn it on. I thump in the colder months.

Re: Bluetooth speaker as a thumper? [Re: LordoftheMorning] #14388705 06/08/22 11:06 PM
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Yep! It sure does work… plus a golf club shaft without the head . Use grip side for deeper thumps on cadence with base or quick shallow with head side. Pretty annoying. With loud music but it works in my neck of the woods.


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Re: Bluetooth speaker as a thumper? [Re: LordoftheMorning] #14389157 06/09/22 02:54 PM
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Definitely look up Prosise under Grapevine reports...he's been experimenting with the speaker set up and has great intel on what works and what doesn't.

Re: Bluetooth speaker as a thumper? [Re: LordoftheMorning] #14389670 06/10/22 01:08 AM
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I've used a thumper before, and never been able to pull fish in, or keep them under the boat once found. In fact, I've caught less fish on the times I have used it, then when I don't. I've stopped trying it, it's now forever a dust collector.

Re: Bluetooth speaker as a thumper? [Re: LordoftheMorning] #14390944 06/11/22 04:54 PM
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It worked! I had them under the boat for half an hour and made rain. Thanks y’all.

Re: Bluetooth speaker as a thumper? [Re: LordoftheMorning] #14391017 06/11/22 06:00 PM
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What kind of speaker did you use? What app did you use?

Re: Bluetooth speaker as a thumper? [Re: RoadRunnerTR21] #14392714 06/13/22 06:48 PM
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I have a jambox by jawbone, probably 10 years old but has decent bass. I downloaded the first metronome app and used that. I also used my feet. Good luck!

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