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tunanut2
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 03:23 PM 03/02/08 (CST)
I spent the last 2 1/2 years developing a new product...the first of its kind on the market. I call it the "Acoustic Lure Tracking System".

This is the first fishing season they will be available to purchase. I am just an individual (not a big company)...so I do not have the means to mass market them. So I am trying to get sales started on eBay. Just go to the eBay home page and search for "Lure Tracking"

They will add a whole new level to one's fishing strategy. I am willing to travel anywhere in the US to demonstrate it with no obligation to buy. I know once everyone sees how well they work you will want one. Once I get a few "out there" I think word of mouth will do the rest. To contact me...send an email to ddhuff@peoplepc.com

Below is a picture of the Acoustic Lure Tracking (ALT) system in use...it works great and is very accurate. The Acoustic Lure Tracking (hand-held) Receiver displays the information transmitted by the sensors. The sensors are about pinky finger size and are basically weightless in the water. They have no effect on lure action or "the fight".

The sensors attach between the main line and the leader and send a signal through the water to the receiver. The signal updates every 10 to 15 seconds so you get an almost "live' indication of the lure's depth and temperature. You can use two sensors at a time on two different rods (they are color coded to match the yellow and blue label on the receiver). You can fish straight off the back of the boat...or attach the rods to a downrigger, outrigger, planer board, flat lines or any other trolling method. The sensors just keep transmitting...even with over 100 yards of line out to continually tell you how deep the lure is and the temperature of the water around it.

The picture (below) shows that the yellow sensor is 23 feet deep and the water temperature at that depth is 62.5 degrees Farenheight. The blue sensor is 29 feet deep and the water temperature at that depth is 62.5 degrees Farenheight.





It is on sale right now...just search "Lure Tracking" on eBay.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 08:03 AM 03/03/08 (CST)
Hey tunanut2,

Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard!



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 12:26 PM 03/03/08 (CST)
Just one question really.. what happens if you catch a fish that breaks off the line above your leader? The sensor is then gone and you're out $300+ with a hand-held that doesn't have anything to read. When you lose both your sensors (if that happens) then what?

Just asking.



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 07:30 PM 03/03/08 (CST)
Thanks for your question sportsnut218...

If you lose a sensor you would have to buy a new one...just as with any lost fishing equipment. The sensor comes attached to a 175 lB stainless steel leader and you should always make sure your leader is not as strong as the main line.

You would be less likely to get snagged on the bottom...since you know just how deep the lure or bait is as compared to the bottom depth (shown on your fish finder). Maybe over time the lures you save from getting snagged on the bottom will pay for the ALT system.

There is some risk...but we all spend a lot of time and money on fishing...to me the ability to know the exact depth of your bait...and the temperature of the water at that depth is the most important information you could have to increase your catch (every species of fish has its preferred temperature).

The sensors are the most expensive part of the system. The system is shown on eBay right now for $300...but that is an introductory offer. I need to get twice that to actually make a profit (compare the ALT system to either of the two products in the links below...but with the ALT system you are not tied to a downrigger...

[ http://www.cabelas.com/spodw-1/0019655.shtml ]

[ http://www.cabelas.com/spodw-1/0002051.shtml ]

The ALT sensor attatches between the main line and the leader. It is about pinky finger size (1/2 inch diameter and 2 inches long) and is basically weightless in water. It does NOT have to be used with a downrigger. It can even just lay motionless on the bottom or suspended between the surface and the bottom and the sensor will still send a signal indicating depth and water temperature.

So in other words...you can just cast your line out and still fish, cast your line out and drift, troll with your line dragging straight off the back of the boat...or you can use a downrigger or outrigger or even planer boards if you wish.

Once the sensor is removed from its case it starts sending a signal through the water every 10 to 15 seconds...so the reading is almost live. The receiver will display the depth and temperature of up to two sensors at a time. The sensors are color coded (one is yellow and the other is blue)...and matches the yellow and blue label on the receiver.

If you reel in or let line out you will know the new depth and temperature within seconds.

1.) Say you are marking fish on the depth finder at 10 feet. You can troll your bait at exactly that depth...or maybe at 8 feet so you are 1 or 2 feet above the fish.

2.) Say you are trolling (or drifting) with the depth finder showing the bottom at 20 feet and the ATL system showing the bait at 15 feet...if the depth finder shows the bottom suddenly rise to 12 feet you know you need to reel in. Since the bait is some distance behind the boat you have a few seconds to start reeling. You also know when to stop...since within a few seconds an updated signal is sent to the receiver and you get an update on the depth (and temperature) of the bait. Keep in mind the bait will likely settle a little when you stop reeling...but within another few seconds you will get a new update on the depth so you can determine if it is Ok or if you need to reel a little more. If the bottom drops off again you can simply let more line out...until you are again at the desired depth. I think you can see how this would enable you to fish and stay close to the bottom...even if the bottom countour is constantly changing.


I am working on a acousticluretracking Web Site and it should be in place by the end of the month.

If you want a "no obligation to buy" demonstration send me an email and I am willing to work out a date to come and go fishing with you to demonstrate how it works.

ddhuff@peoplepc.com

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