Originally Posted by Originally Posted by nas130
Trolling with sails alone?
Generally diesels raise fish!!!
Mabye the waters your heading to are better than the ones I have fished.
Originally Posted by Originally Posted by Cranky
Can't say I am an expert on this but several years ago I got into this discussion with an older guy who had several about "60 or so" I believe world records over the years. his belief was the quieter and less turbulant that the vessel was the better.
Originally Posted by Originally Posted by Loren Schweizer
I'm with cranky.
There once was a 42 sportfisherman built by a renowned manufacturer. All the other 42s ever built caught fish except this one.
The mystery was solved when an astute mechanic found that one of the prop shafts was so poorly aligned with the shaft log, it left bronze "sawdust" in the bilge from the wear and scraping between the two-- must have made some kind of racket underwater.
With proper clearance between the two-- and, presumably, no more noise-- the boat entered a tournament and caught fish.
I was a firsthand witness to all this, BTW.
Originally Posted by brian eiland
Just looking thru the forum and ran across a few comments about noise and fishing: http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/ge...sing-fish.html
....I had written on my website, "I've also heard the many claims by various captains about their individual boat's particular sound being an attraction for raising fish. I find it difficult to believe that a very loud (water is a great amplifier and transmitter of sound), foreign sound would act to attract a large predator fish seeking out their food source in the ocean's natural environment. Loud, unnatural noises have in most cases acted to disperse aquatic life."
A subject that is always highly debated, I just happened upon this subject thread this evening.
Which Boat/Engines raises fish best? http://www.marlinnut.com/forums/t2142/