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Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by lendog, Jun 21, 2009.
wonder if this would actually work?
i wouldnt hold my breath on that, someone take the $30 hit and let us know :smile2:
i think i seen them use one of them on the river monsters show but I dont remember what he was fishing for, I have no idea if it works or not
I have read that a bathroom plunger gives the same effect. Think I'd give the $4 plunger a try first, and if anyone said anything I'd tell them the lake or river had a clogged drain I was trying to free up.:wink::smile2::smile2:
i seen on the show "river monsters" one dude was usin them for wels cats, and also heard that flatheads have the same feeding patern as wels cats, for 30 bucks i'll just cup my hands and make the same noise in the water:smile2:
Well....I've got a video tape of Denny Halgren called Rock River Flatheads. They use the clonk on a night when They were getting no action. All of a sudden, they catch a big flathead....and they say it works great on flatheads at night????? I dont think I'll be rushing out to buy one anytime soon.:wink:
couldnt you get the same effect from using a stick you found on the side of the river:smile2:
I,ve heard and read about them for a while now.It seems like no one wants to commit to saying that they really work.I think I,d just toss a good size rock in and pocket the $30!:crazy:.
i think i'm just more curious about the principle of it, if making the sound of baitfish on the surface would bring in flatheads to feed?
The concept behind the klonk is that some catfish have a series of special bones in there inner ear all the way to there air bladder.Its called the weberian ossicles..They give the fish extra sensitivities to sound..The Klonk supposedly makes an enticing sound to a wells catfish..Our catfish species here in the U.S. are known to have this series of bones hence some people believe that it'll work on our cats too..Though not enough is known about the subject because of the scepticism..Personally I don't think it'll work on our catfish but it does absolutely work on wells cats..
I think those clonks originated in Europe. If you watched that episode on River Monsters, you would see how wels cats have no enemy/predator thus they are not afraid of ANYTHING nor ANYONE! Remember the part where he throws a rock at a wels hugging the bank and the thing didn't even move?
My 2 cents is that the flatheads are not as Big and Bad as the wels so the clonk doesn't work too well for North American catfish.
Go ahead and buy one, it will make a nice bludgeon or door stopper!:smile2:
sounds like a marketing scheme to me nothin wrong w/ sittin back and waiting for a hit, if i know i'm gonna catch em left and right all the time fishin' just wouldn't be as much fun
Whatever happened to doing things the hard way, the right way!
It's bad enough we have technology like sonar and depth finders to pin point fish. Having something that draws them to the boat could put a hurting on them!
It's like using a saltlick to attract deer!:cool2:
REALLY? Do you put bait on your hook? :roll_eyes:...:smile2:
I do not know about U.S. catfish, but a Brit. mag I get, had an article and they worked very well, but it said you must keep moving around as the catfish seem to catch on, and simply stop biting.
But after they moved it worked again.
Year's ago a couple BOC member's ran some test using them and the result's were not good.
I did long ago but now I just call them on the phone and ask where they are......LOL......I don't know if they work but if it works wouldn't all the catfish be gone ?
I have one and I use it from time to time. Does it help you catch more fish can't really say. I have sat on a hole for an hour with no luck, I decide to use the clonk. Well with in 30 mins fish are in the boat. Did it make the fish bite maybe or did they just find the bait could be. I will tell you this it did not hurt because if you are using it normally you are not getting fish to the boat, so using it did not mess up the bite. Will I use it more, you bet.
THanks Dan. I think you are the only one here to have one. I always wondered if you hadnt used it would those fish have biten anyways. Maybe maybe not who will ever really know. Thanks for the info anyways
thanks, i knew about these clonks for several months now and didn't want to shell out 30 bucks so i made something very similar, basically a 3 inch suction cup on a stick and that would produce the same noise but have yet to try it, heck it'll be dark who's gonna see me :smile2: