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HydroWave Freshwater Electronic Fish
Feeding Stimulator System Package
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"
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
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
Read The Science Below
HydroWave Fishing Sound Device
Includes 6 Scientifically
Tested Sound Tracks
1. Frenzy (Shad)
2. Schooling Shad
3. Passive Shad Finesse
4. Fleeing Shad
5. Frenzy (Shiner)
6. Bait Panic
30 Second Loop or Continuous Play and Volume Control
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
"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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The HydroWave is constructed with the most durable of components. Extensive
field testing was conducted to ensure flawless operation throughout the toughest
One Year Warranty
The HydroWave carries with it a 1 year limited warranty for product failure and
HydroWave sounds and sound wave patterns are based on years of scientific
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
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
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
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. -
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 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