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What do you think about noise on the boat when fishing? Do you think it makes any difference or spook the fish?

Like aerator, radio, or talking. Especially when using a lure you can not cast very far.

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well......one time on Bill Dance he said that 99.9% (or something like that) of the sound bounces off the water, but if you would be underwater, then i would think it would make a difference.

aaron

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I absolutely love music, but when I'm fishing or enjoying nature, I want everything quiet.  I don't want to spook the fish, but also, my enjoyment of nature is increased when everything is quiet and peaceful.  

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I think that it has more to do with the mood and the surroundings the fish are in than on how much noise you are making, there are days and conditions in which the fish can be real spooky other times they don 't care at all.

But one thing I 'm pretty shure about is that my compadre will scare the crap out of any fish in a 10, 000 mile radius every time he "throws" the anchor, dang, a cow falling in the water from a cliff makes less noise than my compadre throwing that 10 pound anchor.  :o

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As far as I understand......noise from talking,music, etc, does not affect the bass all that much. Now, thumping on the bottom of your boat such as footsteps, putting gear on the bottom of the boat etc.that's a noise that will spook the bass......

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As far as I understand......noise from talking,music, etc, does not affect the bass all that much. Now, thumping on the bottom of your boat such as footsteps, putting gear on the bottom of the boat etc.that's a noise that will spook the bass......

That is correct. Talking, laughing, yelling make no difference. Bouncing, stomping, lids crashing closed, banging into stumps etc. send sound waves under the boat and into a fish's ear. Noise above not so much.

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Thats interesting.

The wife always wants the radio going and if I have live bait I have an aireator running so I was wondering what everyone thinks.

I need all the help I can get. :)

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I believe that as long as the sound has some cadence to it it doesn 't affect, sudden unexpected loud noises ( like my compadre throwing the anchor or my nephew having a fist fight with the cooler taking a Coke out of it ) are more likely to affect in the immediate term.

Yup my fishing partners ( compadre and nephew ) shure are that kind of loud guys.

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I'm not sure how noise affects the action of bass, but if you think you have a very quiet trolling motor, you can test it's quietness by putting your head under your steering console and let your fishing partner run the trolling motor. Those things make enough noise to scare away fish for yards. I was looking for a bag of plastic worms that had blown under my console and I couldn't believe how much noise a trolling motor makes.

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As for myself personally, I don't want to hear any noise when I'm fishing, except for the birds, the fish splashing, the breeze, etc. Like Senile1 said, I love music too, but I would not even consider it when I'm fishing. I don't want any distractions.

As for the fish, I agree with the bumping or banging the bottom of the boat, that you guys mentioned..... yet another reason I don't want anybody with me when I'm fishing. If the bottom gets bumped, its because I bumped it... but that doesn't happen too often at all.

Peace,

Fish

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The wife always wants the radio going and if I have live bait I have an aireator running so I was wondering what everyone thinks.

I need all the help I can get.

I don't care for manmade music on the lake, because it clashes with the sounds of nature, but that's just a personal choice.

In any case, air is compressible and for this reason air waves are not transmitted to water, which is basically incompressible.

Your wife's radio is fine, but your aerator is suspect.

The most offensive boat noise that comes to mind is dropping a hard plastic plug on the bottom of an aluminum boat.

When that happens, it wreaks havoc with my confidence and it's hard for me to fish with the same enthusiam.

If it's a key site, I'll probably move off the spot then return to the same site a little later (with greater care) :-[

Roger

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Well, maybe it's just those Tennessee smallmouth, but we ROCK! Areator is always on and the country music is loud, real loud. Talking, screaming and jumping around? Yep...These fish also like beer and the taste of tobacco...

Rebels, what do expect?

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Well, maybe it's just those Tennessee smallmouth, but we ROCK! Areator is always on and the country music is loud, real loud. Taking, screaming and jumping around? Yep...These fish also like beer and the taste of tobacco...

Rebels, what do expect?

Maybe if you quiet down you could catch that 12+ smally your flirting with ;) ;D ;D

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Well, maybe it's just those Tennessee smallmouth, but we ROCK! Areator is always on and the country music is loud, real loud. Talking, screaming and jumping around? Yep...These fish also like beer and the taste of tobacco...

Rebels, what do expect?

That's really funny ;D

RW, I can believe that your bronzebacks have been acclimated to beer and tobacco,

but "jumping around in the boat"?? You're going to be a Big Hit on Lake Fork ;D mad1.gif ;D

Roger

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We probably need different rules on the lake.

The Tennessee River is very busy and VERY noisey. It is a commercial river, with a tremendous amount of boat raffic and more specically, barge traffic. In addition, we have turbines, fast current running over "The Rocks From Hell" and locks discharging a great deal of water. Then you have birds, bait fish, trash fish and real fish busting on top water most of the time. The river is active.

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Well, maybe it's just those Tennessee smallmouth, but we ROCK! Areator is always on and the country music is loud, real loud. Talking, screaming and jumping around? Yep...These fish also like beer and the taste of tobacco...

Rebels, what do expect?

Dang RW, the fish in my tank even flinched it read this,lol.

In our clear water, a picture is worth a thousand words as far as boat noise goes.

shutty.jpg

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I don't know if noise spooks fish but I tried the music thing and the quiet thing and I like the the sound of nature when I'm fishing I save the music

for when I get back to the base camp. I have caught my biggest fish when I'm quiet although I did catch fish with music playing. 8-)

Chow

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