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So I see that Cabela’s has a hydro wave on sale 40$ off just wondering if anyone has one and what they think of it . It’s the cheaper model regular 100$ not the 400$ one.

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108 views and no reply. I guess no one has or used a hydro wave ☹️

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I think a hydro wave has a lot to do with confidence. I don't have one on my boat but my partner has one on his boat and I've seen it work. We fish blueback herring lakes where you are constantly chasing bait and waiting for fish to school. I have seen it ignite a school and you are able to catch one every cast for a few minutes. The biggest thing I have heard from other anglers is the hydrowave masks the sound of the trolling motor. I feel like it just makes the angler more confident that you have another way of attracting fish. I have heard stories of fish coming up to the speaker and looking at it. I plan to get one on my new boat this summer because I've seen what it can do and I feel like it's another tool you can have while on the water. If you find a good deal I'd personally buy it if the situations I have described fit you. I'm surprised you haven't had a bigger response. 

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@FishOn!GetTheNet, I have the H2 unit which was a Christmas gift from Mrs B, which took me totally by surprise because I didn’t think she paid attention to fishing stuff. In my opinion, it definitely doesn’t hurt my fishing so it must help. And help is good. As @blongfishing mentioned in his post, I have also experienced a flurry of feeding activity on different occasions which I attributed to my Hydrowave.

 

I will say TH Marine stands by their product and has excellent customer service. My original unit had a problem and I called TH Marine. I explained the problem and they sent me a new unit. I was told AFTER I RECEIVED THE NEW UNIT to return the defective unit prepaid to them. I missed no time on the water and the new unit continues to preform well.

 

Good luck with your decision.

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Awesome. and now that you mention it I never thought about it covering up the trolling motor makes sense to me.thanks guys 

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Back in 2012 when the Hydro Wave unit became very popular everyone had to have it.

All the weekend clubs and local tournament boats have Hydro Wave and the bass soon became conditioned to the varuios feeding signals. Today I am sure the tournament anglers still use them, how effective they are on our small over crowded bass lakes is anyone's guess??

Tom

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I think it's a gimmick. I've never used it, but I've never heard baitfish make noises either.

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FishOn, I had the original Hydrowave from the company in Louisiana that invented it.

 

I used it for years and never did see an improvement in my hooking ratios.

 

Then, KVD got involved and his investors bought the company. KVD supposedly uses one but I have not seen it on his boat or any new commercials about the unit.

 

The theory behind the Hyrdowave is sound: make different forage sounds of different species of fish and the bass will come to see what is going on as the bass are very inquisitive animals.

 

The new units are not inexpensive. However, if you really want one and believe they will improve your hook ratio or give you more confidence then go for it.

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I don't personally own one, but have fished from several boats that have been equipped. What I noticed is that if we pulled into an area with little to no noticeable bait activity and then switched it on, that in many cases you would start seeing smaller bait fish break the surface around the boat.   I personally seen that as a good thing, but it would be hard to say that there is anything but subjective data for its ability to increase catch rates.

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