There are duck calls, deer calls … how about a fish call.
A father and son team, Jack and Jeff Damos from Louisiana say they have designed the first throwable, floating, electronic fish attractor. The Fish Call is essentially a floating speaker that plays pre-recorded sounds and vibrations designed to attract certain schooling fish.
It’s easy to use: Just turn it on and deploy it by either throwing or placing it into the water. Use the included anchor to keep it in place or remove it to let it drift. It broadcasts out sounds and vibrations that mimic the sounds of schooling and feeding fish. It’s about the size of a mini football and weighs less than a pound, making it easy to toss into the water, and compact enough for convenient storage.
Captain Charlie Thomason, who runs Bayou Charters, said he initially had his doubts about the device’s effectiveness. “They show up with this product and they tell me this is going to revolutionize the way everybody catches fish. I’m like okay, I”ve heard it a thousand times.” Thomason told WGNO. “We go out fishin’ we throw this thing out in the water, I am not kidding, we start catching fish. We were catching them so close to it, we were actually hookin’ fish and they were running into it, and we’re reeling it in with the fish.”
The inventors expect to send out their first Fish Calls to those who have helped crowdfund their project later this year. The Kickstarter campaign will end on September 17.
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