Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Laska

The mysterious Clonk?

18 posts in this topic

"The Clonk"

Ok Im sure some of you have heard of the so called catfish caller, which is pretty much a peice a metal with a handle so I think, I was just wonderin your guys thoughts on these things, I heard they work on wells cats but Im not going overseas so, anyone ever use one or whats the deal?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

God bless crazy ....I am not bringing any pipe cleaners or toilet brushes with me in the cat boat. 6 pack of barley pop, bait, some hooks, some lead, and a rod. I swear, some of you cat guys are finding a way to make a recreational activity whose enjoyment is nestled in the simplicity of the sport and turn it into a Rube Goldberg machine...rattle bobbers, planer boards, clonks? Whatever trips your trigger I guess. I'm not buying the clonk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Clonk sure worked in the last Moore's contest... Unfortunately the Clonk can't/Didn't E-Mail the winning Fish's in on time...DOH!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Atta Boy Scott (da_chise)!!

You're missing a lawn chair and a mud bank but you got it covered man!

You hit the nail on the head about "losing the simplicity".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

all you need is a big soup laddle they call it spoonin down south but dont think that I'll be tring it any time soon confusedwhistle and I do like the rattleing bobbers and will try almost anything to put the odds in my favor but how much is to much?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

....and here I thought Elwood that big ladle in the bottom of your boat was for drinking water from the water flowing past, you river rat. laugh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's too bad that it would be really difficult to perform a proper experiment to test the clonker's effectiveness. The rattle bobbers can be compared to a no bobber control at the same time and relatively same spot using similar size and temperament bullheads. Even with several uncontrollable variables, you could do enough comparisons in a season to get a fairly certain determination if they work.

With the clonker, you can either test it against an entirely different spot or a different time. It's not a good comparison if you used it somewhere one night and not the next night. With all the possible variables you would have to use it here and there for 20 years then hire someone with a PhD in statistics to make any sense of whether it actually works.

I doubt anybody has actually done this, so reports that the clonker works are purely anecdotal. It may work, it may not. I think not. Unless somebody can show me that most of the fish they catch come within 5 minutes of using that thing, I am not buying it, literally or figuratively. The folks that tell you it's best thing since sliced sucker are, at best, misguided.

I'll give a $50 gas card to anyone that can prove that thing works better than DTRO's pee wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I might still sneak some of those rattle bobbers with you but definitely leave the clonk at home, or better yet at the store if you haven't purchased one yet. wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While I can’t say the clonk doesn’t work, it’s just not something I would use. If someone finds confidence using it, I say go for it. Just don’t bring it in my boat laugh

I agree that you can take a thing and make it way to complicated however without people trying different things, nothing would ever evolve, even the simplest things.

Say what you want about them, but I think these rattle bobbers have some staying power and I already have a couple of ideas on how to make them even better or shall I say more suited to this type of application. Not only that, but there has been some very nice fish caught using them.

It’s no different than any other fishing. I’m sure there were people pooh pooing Shake E Blades, Slow death hooks, and wacky rigging plastics. I wonder how that went whistle

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do belive in the rattle bobbers and have some ideas for a differnt presentation for this application to our sport of cat fishing. I remember laughing my a$$ off when the first rattle trap came out and even the buzz bait and they are proven methods of catching fish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dtro quit spending energy on fine-tuning the bobber and get back over to "Open Water" forum championing 2 line usage....quitter laugh.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don’t get me started on the two line deal again sick I’ve been fighting that one for 3 years now. Pretty sure I’m doing that thing that SteveD mentioned into the wind. A stiff breeze I might add too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree that you can take a thing and make it way to complicated however without people trying different things, nothing would ever evolve, even the simplest things.

....so your saying my Glow Wonder Bread Dipsy Diver still has a chance!

dipsy-diver_1266.jpgwink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I want one! I can attach my rattle bobber to one end and the clonk to the other!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kyle swears by them, he nets them at the side of the boat and then he eats them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Thanks for bringing that to my attention.  I am now going to add this quick connector to the coax side and plug that into the wall plate for quick on and off.
    • I have had the Ion for two season's.  It works as good if not better than any auger I have previously owned.  The battery did not show any signs of degradation in it's second season,  I will soon see what the battery does in season three.    I use it in a 9 hole wheel house, opening 7 of the holes everytime I have gone fishing.  Additionally, I go outside the house and always pop open a half dozen extra holes.  I have never had to worry about the charge when setting up for each trip. The battery (older version) does all of those holes including reversing the auger on each hole to remove as much slush as possible.  It usually runs longer in reverse than it does drilling the hole.    I often intentionally drill old holes when I am outside to see if I can experience any lose in power or battery life and haven't had any complaints yet.   20 plus inches of ice hasn't change any of these results.   Since the new battery also works in the older version of the auger I was thinking about buying the newer battery but after some thinking about it there isn't any reason to spend the $200 for a backup that I don't currently need (knock on wood).
    • I was gonna go catfishing but then I remembered I had all my teeth 
    • Why do you guys take pictures with the bait?
       

       
    • No beer in a boat has to be the 2nd stupidest law in the history of the world next to when Wisconsin had the no trolling law   I believe he was talking more about the coverage than the care.
    • The new X battery does work with the previous model for sure.  It gives you the same +60% efficiency with either unit.
    • If you plan on reopening any holes, go with the Ion.  The Lazer blades don't reopen holes  
    • I am planing on getting an electric auger and I was trying to decide between the new ION X or strikemaster lithium lazer.  I know no one has experience with the new Ion but wondering how the older models have been holding up (does the batteries still hold a good charge) and kinda the same think with the strikemaster.  I have seen the electra lazer and not to impressed with it that is why I am wondering if the lithium is any better.  Hope you guys can help    Thanks Bobby
    • If I am thinking of this right you will plug that directly into your camera and have a coax cable running to the wall plate then? If that is the case the only thing I can think of is it will be a pain to plug and unplug the wire when you want to use it. If you are keeping it hooked up all the time then I don't see a problem.
  • Our Sponsors