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HydroWave 100038-05P
HydroWave Inshore Saltwater Electronic Fish Feeding Stimulator System Package
100038-05P
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The Brand New Inshore Saltwater HydroWave Unit Incorporates The Latest In Patented Electronic Technology
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HydroWave Inshore Saltwater Electronic Fish Feeding Stimulator System Package

Ignite an Inshore Feeding Frenzy!


Coastal anglers know better than most the benefit of exciting schools of redfish, speckled trout, snook and other species into a feeding frenzy. Up until now, they've generally had to rely on chum or lights at night to attract these fish in numbers in order to take advantage of their instinctive competitive eating habits. HydroWave has a better way.

The inshore saltwater HydroWave unit incorporates the latest in patented electronic Inshore Saltwater HydroWave Unit technology that effectively imitates the underwater sounds of forage and fish-feeding activities, of which research has proven to stimulate feeding impulses in game fish. The unit emits sound waves that predatory fish feel, hear and sense as natural baitfish activities, to "ignite a feeding frenzy."

Earlier this year HydroWave introduced a freshwater unit, mostly with bass fishermen in mind. It was an instant success, so the company has proven its technology, expertise and capabilities to bring an electronic device of this magnitude to market. But HydroWave officials are saying their product development team is probably even more excited about this product launch than they were the original unit because of saltwater's naturally "noisy" environment and the highly predatory nature of so many kinds of roaming game fish species in it.

Martin Pollizotto stated in his "Saltwater Fishing Made Easy" book that, "Fish hear through their internal 'ears' and with the aid of their lateral line." Others have witnessed how predator fish are especially attuned to the sounds of wounded and struggling baitfish and often respond before ever seeing their quarry. HydroWave allows anglers to take advantage of this behavior in an easy-to-install and use electronic unit.

Ignite a Feeding Frenzy - Are You Ready?

The HydroWave is a patented electronic sound device that emits the natural sounds of bait fish and predatory fish feeding on them. Together the sounds produce an instinctive response in nearby predatory fish such as large mouth bass that can hear the sounds and feel the vibrations of the sound waves in the water. By doing so, the fish are drawn in the direction of the device eager to strike any bait it finds. When used on a boat, this device is intended to give fishermen a considerable advantage in catching a greater number of "keeper" fish.

The HydroWave is primarily sold as a boxed set, the HydroWave System Package. The HydroWave System Package gives you everything you need to use the product to generate the sounds and sound waves from your boat. The HydroWave System Package includes the Control Unit, Underwater Speaker, and all the mounting supplies necessary.


What is a HydroWave?
HydroWave is an electronic feeding stimulator based on reactive senses of bass and other predatory fish. HydroWave incorporates both Lateral Reactive Technology (LRT) and Vibration Reactive Technology (VRT) to elicit predatory feeding responses.

Read The Science Below
 

HydroWave Fishing Sound Device

Includes 6 Sound Tracks


1. Croaker Finesse
2. Croaker Frenzy
3. Mullet Finesse
4. Mullet Frenzy
5. Shrimp Finesse
6. Shrimp Frenzy

30 Second Loop or Continuous Play and Volume Control

Features

HydroWave Fishing Sound Device
Simple to use, easier to install and just as effective as the former Biosonics unit. The HydroWave is the newest sound emitting device for anglers of all sorts. Kevin VanDam, part owner of the company, used it in his win at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.

"Like most bass fishermen who spend a lot of time on the water, I’ve witnessed situations where a school could be fired up by getting just one fish to bite. Igniting those kinds of flurries during a tournament day can be a huge advantage. HydroWave is about providing that stimulus for that first response to get things going."

- Kevin VanDam, Owner HydroWave, LLC. and 6 time B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year.

"Most electronics have way more choices than what a fisherman would ever need, much less remember how to use," said Jeff Kriet. "When fishing, I want to be able to push a button or two and get right back to casting. Trust me, HydroWave is built for simple operation."

- Jeff Kriet, Owner HydroWave, LLC. and Bassmaster Elite Series Professional.

Compact Design

One key to the HydroWave is its compact design. In today’s boat there is no room for bulky electronics. Space is valuable and the HydroWave was designed to take up as little as possible. At a mere 4”x4”s the space needed for mounting the HydroWave is minimal and will have no impact on the usable space on the deck.

User Friendly

Most marine electronics are filled with options the average fisherman will never use. The HydroWave is filled with functions that will catch fish, not fisherman. 5 primary push buttons control every function of the unit. Its ease of use will make it the least frustrating tool on your boat.

Mounting Options

The HydroWave comes with two different mounting options. One is the typical bracket mount that easily mounts anywhere on your deck or console. The second mount is a high strength 3m Velcro mount that positions the unit flush to any surface.

Ease of Installation

Installation of the HydroWave is simply hooking up the unit to an accessory power source on your boat and plugging in the speaker. There are no complex electrical or mechanical installation requirements.

Pre Programmed Sounds

With the HydroWave there is no need to program sounds. All of the important sounds and sound loops are at your fingertips. Pick the pattern and hit play. Duration and delay can be selected along with a volume selection.

SD Card Slot

The HydroWave comes standard with an SD card slot to be later used with pre-programmed sounds. Additional proven sounds and sequences will become available for upgrade based on continued efforts of HydroWave’s scientist’s’ field data collection.

Impedance Free Speaker Operation

The HydroWave speaker is a true Omni Directional speaker. The sound is not impeded or distorted by the trolling motor housing or rotating propeller. The Omni Directional sound output truly disperses sound in an even pattern and wavelength no affected by the directional rotation of the trolling motor lower unit. Precision output is key and precision output is what the HydroWave speaker system delivers.

Frequency Amplification System

The HydroWave has a patented Frequency Amplification System that cannot be found in any other speaker system. Amplification is specifically targeted to the volumes and frequencies associated with Tactile Sound Transmission.

Water Proof Construction

The HydroWave unit is completely waterproof. The functionality of the HydroWave will not be affected by any elements, rain or shine.

Shock Resistant

The HydroWave is constructed with the most durable of components. Extensive field testing was conducted to ensure flawless operation throughout the toughest of conditions.

One Year Warranty

The HydroWave carries with it a 1 year limited warranty for product failure and manufacturing defects.


The Science
HydroWave sounds and sound wave patterns are based on years of scientific testing.

HydroWave Science
Tactile Sound Transmission (TST) is the primary output of the HydroWave’s speaker system. Finely tuned amplifiers deliver the tactile sound. Tactile sound is different from ordinary sounds because it is sounds that you can actually feel. The concept is easy. If you have in earplugs you will not be able to hear people talking around you but you will feel the sound of a sub-woofer. Fish hear on that type of tactile level and frequency. The same frequency and sound produced by the HydroWave.

HydroWave incorporates both

Lateral Reactive Technology
LRT is a vibration wave technology that operates at a frequency level that stimulates a predatory response through a fish’s lateral line. As with any predator, fish are stimulated to the presence of prey. A fish is stimulated primarily through its lateral line. The lateral line is naturally tuned to detect low frequency (1 – 80 Cycles) vibrations created by small prey such as shad, herring, minnows and others. The Lateral Reactive Technology of the HydroWave produces these vibrations in patterns that create a predatory response.

Vibration Reactive Technology
VRT is a vibration wave that operates at a frequency that stimulates a predatory response from fish through their inner ear. Contrary to popular belief, most fish do have ears. The fish ear is not like the human ear. Instead of funneling sound like a human, a fish ear consists of dense bones under the skin that detect and translate vibration. This vibration detection is so accurate that a bass is completely able to differentiate between vibrations of prey and other sources. This explains the reason behind how blind and visually impaired fish are able to continue to feed. The bottom line is that natural vibrations will elicit feeding responses from predatory fish where unnatural vibrations will not.

Vibration Patterns Used
The vibration patterns are that of natural sources of prey. Minnow’s, shad, herring and schooling bass fry are the primary vibration patterns. Other vibration patterns resemble water displacement associated with feeding or schooling fish. This pattern is most important in stimulating the competitive nature of the fish along with the instinctual schooling signals.
"HydroWave Ignites a Feeding Frenzy"



Sounds in Water

Sound travels further and faster in water than it does in the air, about 4.4 times as fast which is the equivalent of 5000 feet per second. This speed combined with the poor visibility characteristics of water is the reason that a fish is so dependent on vibration and water displacement through TST’s for the location of prey. Most bodies of water are cluttered with sounds from outboard engines, swimming and recreational activity to construction of boathouses. The source of sound clutter is always present. This forms the basis of how fish have developed keen senses that allows them to specifically identify clutter from prey and feeding activities of other fish.

With sound representing the key component for identification of a sound source in fish, it is important for us to understand some basic elements of sound transmission.

Many things can affect the speed of sound, including not only the nature of the medium, (gas, liquid or solid) but also its temperature and any other additive substances, such as water salinity. Basically sound travels faster through denser and hotter materials.
As in a human, fish produce sound and vibration in two main ways, intentionally and unintentionally. Unintentional sounds are constantly being produced, mostly by swimming and feeding. However they make a far greater variety of sound intentionally. Fish communicate with other fish for a variety of reasons such as schooling activity, mating activities, scaring intruders away, alerting of prey, alerting other fish of predators and so on. These sounds are universally similar and not very complex. Scientists describe them as grunts, scrapes, knocks, clicks, squeaks, groans, booms, thumps, rumbles and drumming. Nearly all the species studied so far produce their sounds using their teeth, swim bladder or a combination of both. Species that produce sounds using their swim bladder usually have special muscles attached to it for exactly this purpose.

Fish try to take advantage of the sounds other species make. Thus some Bass will use sound to help them locate their prey while some smaller fish can detect the sounds larger predators make in their hunting. These sounds can be detected from great distances.

Can Fish Hear ? YES!

Fish hear and sense movement in the water with both their "ears" and with the area that connects their body to their tail called the Lateral Line - see illustration.

The Lateral Line is a sensory organ consisting of fluid filled sacs with hair like sensory apparatus that are open to the water through a series of pors (creating a line along the side of the fish). The lateral line primarily senses water currents and pressure, and movement in the water. -
***from the Maryland Envirothon (PDF)***

Fish hear with their ears or Otoliths, commonly known as "earstones".
 


Although similar to ours in their basic functionality are missing both the pinna (earlobe), and the middle ear with its eustachian tube. The inner ear, which is responsible for both hearing and balance, is located behind the eye. The modern fish's ear consists of 3 chambers called the 'utriculus', the 'sacculus', and the 'lagena'.

The utriculus, and the 3 semi-circular canals associated with it, is entirely concerned with balance. The three semi-circular canals are arranged in three different planes of orientation, just as in the mammalian ear, one horizontal and two vertical, but at right angles to each other. These canals, which are sometimes collectively called the Labyrinth, have a bulbous area at each end called the ampulla. These ampullae each contain the cupula. Movement of the fish's body, in any plane, causes movement of the fluid inside the canals. The movement of the fluid causes the cupulae to move, when the cupulae move they press against sensitive hairs, which in turn send electric impulses to the animal's brain.

The 'utriculus', the 'sacculus', and the 'lagena' each contain an 'otolith' or ear-stone. This is normally calcareous and therefore much denser than the lymph fluid that fills the chambers or even the fish's flesh,. Movement in the lymph fluid within the chambers, caused by sound waves, causes the otolith to impact against sets of sensitive hairs within the chambers, which then also send messages to the fish's brain. Expressed again in slightly different way, the otoliths hang in their chamber of fluid, passing sound waves cause the molecules of the water to oscillate, the exact movement is dependant on amplitude and wavelength of the sound waves, this movement of the water molecules causes the fish to rock back and forth in the water a little and because the otoliths are denser than the lymph fluid they move less and or more slowly and thus impact on the sensitive hairs.

 

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