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Has anyone ever used a clonk? I know it's more than likely a gimic. But if you have one lets hear some results.

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Some use it in this forum! I think more than will admit it grin.

I know someone has made a demonstrational video using it???? whistle

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My flathead fishing has taken a turn for the worse since my tackle box with clonk in tow was stolen. Coincidence?

By the way, worst video ever!

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For a Clonk video, I thought it was pretty neat grin

To bad about the stolen box dude! What happened?

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I just use a piece of stick - long before I ever saw a clonking stick.

Does it work? Not sure, but maybe it's all coincidence. No fish for 1 1/2 hours to three catfish and 4 missed runs in 20 minutes of clonking.

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so.. what's a clonk? Just a stick you bang on your boat or something to make some noise (theoretically to draw them in?)

I'm assuming some onomatopoeia in the origin of the name.

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I have to laugh...the name...the use of it. ROTFLMAO!

You don't want to bang it on your boat. It's basically a stick, but somebody trademark the name or something. So they shaped the end of the stick into a round disc, so that when you strike the water surface with the disc and drive it down, it makes a nice "clonk" water sound. Like running a really big popper, you get that "plooomp" sound. And then your suppose to stir the stick around and make some boil. There's suppose to be some method or rhythm to it.

The sound doesn't draw them in. But it's suppose to get them to feed.

My theory is that when you make baitfish nervous...predators take opportunity and munch on them. Like sleeping baitfish on bottom and you make a loud noise, like tapping on glass aquarim, the baitfish squirm a little and reveal themselves to predators. That's as far as I'm going to say about theory...

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Using a Clonk to catch a Flathead is like using Chewing Tobacco to catch a Channel.

Will it work?

Of course it will. If I’m at a particular spot Clonking (won’t ever happen) and I catch a fish. How do you prove that it worked?

I bet I’ve “relieved myself” at just about every spot I’ve caught a fish at. Well I guess I better start bottling the stuff, cuz man it sure must work. smirk

If the fish are hungry and want to eat, they will eat. I don’t think there is anything that we can do to get them in the mood.

You guys go ahead though, it’s great entertainment watching others do it.

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I bet I’ve “relieved myself” at just about every spot I’ve caught a fish at. Well I guess I better start bottling the stuff, cuz man it sure must work. smirk

Bottled pee...that's a great idea. Cheap inventory replenishment too.

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I like guys who are adamant about not using it. Yeah, I am a sucker for a gimmick or anything that will entertain me while still fishing. A clonk and beer are an outstanding combination and I do need to get another one. I don't have much to say about it other than it doesn't hurt. Oh, and the other 2 links the guys are doing it properly. I never under stood the directions or knew what sound I was looking for until I watched them.

Shack, long story short. Left it out in the yard at my brother's cabin where we have never had trouble. They had to come up on shore up a hill to do it. The neighbors had some rod and reels swiped as well. What I wouldn't give to see the look on his face when he pulled it out of the box!

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Its not a clonk, its a magical wand! I am all for using magic to catch more fish!

o....k... there Harry Potter! hehehe just kidding ya

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Okay so I saw the video and I don't think I'll be catching catfish anytime soon in MN by clonking like the way they did it.

I guess I like to amuse myself when nothing is biting, just to realize next that fish is making a run.

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Its not a clonk, its a magical wand! I am all for using magic to catch more fish!

Rob you got the right idea! Now all you need is a magical Yard (Bank) Gnome to bring with!

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