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    Hydrowave for Crappie fishing

    Hey guys I am going to pick my new boat up saturday and it has a hydrowave on it. I do alot of crappie fishing on kentucky lake. I was wondering if any of yall have used a hydrowave for crappie with any success? Thanks

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    They jump in the boat

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    Dont wear flip flops! When they jump in the boat they're expecting something to eat.....and..well...yer toes are pretty handy for a hungry rabid crappie!

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    Lol so I take it the hydrowave is a joke?

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    I dont know buddy. A lot of people are having trouble with them now. I have seen on here and the very few local guys that have em say the hard ware is cheap or the unit just quits. I know last fall we fished around a boat with one on and they didnt catch any more fish than we did. You may have a different experience. I know when I crappie fish I dont want any sound comin from the boat. I try to anchor to keep the trollin motor quiet. But thats somethin my buddy has yet to learn. He beats and drops stuff all the time.

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    Well the reason I ask is cause we spider rig with minnows and I didnt know if it might fire the crappie up if they see all the minnows on our rig and hear the feeding sound of the hydrowave. Just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by crich84 View Post
    I dont know buddy. A lot of people are having trouble with them now. I have seen on here and the very few local guys that have em say the hard ware is cheap or the unit just quits. I know last fall we fished around a boat with one on and they didnt catch any more fish than we did. You may have a different experience. I know when I crappie fish I dont want any sound comin from the boat. I try to anchor to keep the trollin motor quiet. But thats somethin my buddy has yet to learn. He beats and drops stuff all the time.
    i push minnows in 2-3 foot of water during certain times of the year and the trolling motor absolutely does not spook fish that often. Cutting it off and on may, a steady sound doesn't bother them as much as the sound of folks bumping along cutting the trolling motor off and on. I also have on the radio most of the time while fishing..........my grandfather used to make me sit still and be quit when we fished. Now I take him and we have the radio going, laugh and cut up and I put him on way more fish than he ever put me on.