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    Electronic Fish Calling Devices????
from John (  
8/5/2005 8:10:00 AM


 Evidently the electronic fish calling device KVD used is legal in tournaments....For some reason I thought electronic devices were not legal.........What other devices would be legal?????? Any thoughts on this?

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   Ought to be illegal for competition from jus2manylures (  8/5/2005 8:23:00 AM

I kind of surprised there hasn't been more discussion about this, but maybe I just missed it.

Seems to me that, if it works as advertised, that kind of device ought to be illegal in competitive situations. This is just a first effort. If these things become really effective, pretty much takes the fishes mood out of the equation. You can run down a bank like a DNR shocking boat and stimulate whatever fish are there to go into a feeding mode.

We used to say all of our electronics help us find the fish, but they still have to bite. That won't be the case any more. Why not just let us fish tournaments WITH a shocking boat and see who can bring in the five biggest, unconscious fish???

Some will say this is just a little advancement from lures and scents, which are designed to trigger a feeding response. But I think it crosses the line.

   What device? from Fisherboy  8/5/2005 9:07:00 AM
 Got a link?

   just2manylure from Jeff Hahn  8/5/2005 9:09:00 AM
 just2manylures: If you haven't had the chance, read Ralph Manns research and comments on the Biosonix device that were recently posted on the Fishing Tactics Page. His conclusion is that, at best, this device does not seem to spook fish and "might" stimulate fish that are already in a positive mood. Ain't no way that this thing is some "majic bullet" that will make the fish attack your lure.

Jeff Hahn

   Agree Jeff.... from Tee (  8/5/2005 9:21:00 AM
 And what about your GPS, Fishfinder or any other "electronic device"? Does it help you? RattleTraps are "mechanical" and call fish in.....

   WON Bass from Chris (  8/5/2005 9:23:00 AM
 In CA they have, in just the past day or two, announced that these type devices will not be allowed in WON Bass tournaments. I have to agree and applaud their decision.

   Thanks, Jeff...will do from jus2manylures (  8/5/2005 10:01:00 AM
  In my mind, this is one of those slippery slope issues. If this device can stimulate an active fish to strike, how long can it be before a next generation device is even more effective.


Acknowlege your point. But as I said in my original post, to date our electronics help us find fish and fish habitat and get bact to it easily. They don't make the fish bite.

Rattletrap is still a mechanical lure. Same could be said of top water chuggers like the Pop-R which simulates the sound of baitfish on the surface. To me, the whole idea behind the lure is the stimulate a feeding response. Not discounting reaction strikes, of course.

   Rattle-Trap from Black Aluma-Weld (  8/5/2005 10:14:00 AM
 The Rattle-trap can be "mechanical", but not nearly as much so as Chuck Woolery's "Moto-lure". Now those are mechanical! Please don't outlaw the moto-lures!

   An idea from Lynn (  8/5/2005 10:23:00 AM
 Before the tourney, pick you out a few spots to fish, and set out these devices the day or night before to start calling in the fish. Then they should be chomping at the big, when you pull up to fish.

   Chuck's Lure.... from Tee (  8/5/2005 10:24:00 AM
 Come on now...Anybody here actaully buy one? Fess Up!:)

   how about chumin from alp (  8/5/2005 11:56:00 AM
 Can you chum for bass??? is that against the rules of bass fishing???

Really, to me if its a bait its okay, if its a device on the boat thats different...Like Lynn said, why not put out a few of the devices and then just go catch what you want.

   Ask Ziert alp from Lv2spd (  8/5/2005 1:01:00 PM
 I seem to remember a tourney DQing related to him and chumming with crawfish.

   Not one Moto-lure- But two! from Black Aluma-Weld (  8/5/2005 1:36:00 PM
 I have the popper with the wiggling tail AND the shad lieing on it's side flipping its tail! I'm going to have to use them on a farm pond sometime just to see it they will catch fish. They do physically work like intended though.

   Now, tell the truth Liv2spd, or from Ziert (  8/5/2005 3:39:00 PM

Keep your fish trap shut. LOL



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