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Sound Advice
Kevin VanDam
Be as quiet as you possibly can.
Kevin VanDam

Fish can hear as well as they see, but sound waves don't transmit well from air to water, so talking is OK. Sound waves do, however, travel much better through the water, from land to water, and from boat to water.

That means fish can easily hear any bumps or bangs in your boat, a fly line or big lure hitting the water, your engine and trolling motor, the wake of your boat splashing, and any other sounds they don't normally hear.

Unless you want to spook a big fish that was just waiting to strike your lure, you need to be aware of every sound you make and be as quiet as you possibly can.

Kevin VanDam is a two-time Bassmaster Classic Champion

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