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Old 06-18-2019, 04:37 PM
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Just curious what people think.
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by gameon View Post
Just curious what people think.
funny you ask because I always make the boys turn down the stereo when anchored up tuna fishing... Iíve always thought it canít help...people up this way rub alcohol wipes on leaders, obsess over which way the bait is hooked, have massive preferences on leader length etc etc ... but will blast the stereo all day.

My hunch is If you have a woofer thumping all day it will have some effect...
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by gameon View Post
Just curious what people think.
ruins a peaceful day out for everyone you go by or near. Let us relax please!
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:54 PM
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ruins a peaceful day out for everyone you go by or near. Let us relax please!
thats also true. Is it really necessary!!?? I love the quiet
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:11 PM
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Depends what you fishing for. Freshwater bass, yes ……… grouper not so much. When chasing cobia my brother always hits the side of the boat. Maybe coincidence, but I've actually seen a couple of cobia come out when he did it.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:25 PM
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I suppose if you blast it until the surrounding fishermen run away, you'll have less competition. But really, blasting your stereo and the fishing is what you are concerned about?
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:48 PM
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Shallow water fishing 100%. Spooky fish 100%. I would think drifting/chunking, especially with bass would hurt. Listening to something without subwoofers while trolling at a reasonable volume, I doubt would hurt.
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:08 PM
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iíd guess it spooks some fish cuz we noticed it def does attract sharks that figured out music means a fisherman provided easy meal. even in deep water you have to get your catch all the way up to the boat.
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:33 PM
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I remember throwing M-80s in the water to attract sharks when you could get em. Don't they say the big twin diesel battle wagons attract tuna like crazy? Maybe making some noise is a good thing.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:12 PM
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If I ever own a boat. It wonít come with a stero
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:58 PM
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I don’t usually have any sounds on while fishing, but Jimi Hendrix at max volume has netted me some big Marlin in the 11th hour of quite a few tournaments.
Don’t know if it’s relevant or just coincidence...
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:58 PM
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Depends on what you're blasting. Waylon Jennings calls the fish. Bon Jovi kills the bite faster than a crap in the water.
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:26 AM
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Wonder why they put rattles in lures? regardless, any dimwit who wants to "blast" a stereo on my boat will be swimming home.
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:28 AM
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I guess if you have country music blasting it would dull the fishes senses and put them to sleep!
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:21 AM
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Don't know about fishing but it will affect your ability to hear well down the road.
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:07 AM
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When I fish inshore I am frequently fishing in a pass where sometimes a hundred boats may be beached and people are shelling, swimming, playing frisbee and just generally having fun. But there is always the guy with the 1,000 watt mega stereo that has to blast his music so loud that his music is the main event for everyone within a half mile radius of his boat. I realize that I may not be answering the exact question that OP asked but it just seems like we are living in a society where it's all about "me" with very little consideration for anyone else. IMO whether fishing or at the sandbar turn down the stereo and be considerate of others.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:49 AM
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Blasting music on the water sucks for many reasons.

As for fish, sounds that interfere with their ability to detect prey and avoid predators usually cause fish to move away from the source of the sound based on some scientific studies.

Get on the flats and thump your foot on the deck or slam a hatch and see how that works out for ya.

You guys do understand that sound travels much faster through the water than the air.

I have been on several boats just once playing music so loud you couldn't even hear a engine or high water alarm. Yep, on those several boats just once!
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:33 AM
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Stereo is never on when trolling offshore in our boat. That being said, I have friends that blast the stereo while trolling, and do quite well. While drift fishing the back, I would never have a stereo going, and for that reason I never installed one on our Whaler.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:40 AM
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Seeing how much fish 'feel' vibrations...I'd say of course they may affect their behaviors.

Then you're back to "Why fishes Strike". See banjo minnow genetic response.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:22 AM
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I believe a shark week study showed that heavy metal music imitated thrashing prey and attracted sharks. Sound is just wavelengths, and people brag about diesels calling fish in. If your music lines up in that range it could help. But thereís a difference between an massive loud engine or props chewing through the water and a stereo above the water. If youíre in skinny water sure turn it off. If youíre trolling or bottom fishing in 100+ feet you arenít gonna head it at all.
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