As a young boy, I learned to fish with my dad in the shallow oxbow lakes of the White, Cache and Arkansas rivers. Weekend after weekend I learned what it took to consistently catch fish in those fairly shallow waters. He taught me many things to catch those fish but one thing has stuck in my mind for nearly 40 years. He constantly reminded me that while you are in fairly shallow water, “Silence is Key”. I have carried this learned trait with me for many years now and did my best to perform the stealthiest stalk when I would chase spawning fish into the shallow waters. However, no matter how well I performed the lessons he taught me many years ago, mother nature would always played a role.
Windy days can prove to be especially difficult days to catch fish in shallow water, especially in aluminum boats when waves are constantly slapping the front of the boat. Many times my success rate suffered on these days and I knew I was spooking the fish well before I got into pole reach to present them my bait offering. Until recently, it was something I simply accepted and even changed my fishing routine back to the deeper water on windy days.
After adding the “Silent Stalker” to the front of my 21 ft Express all aluminum boat, I can honestly say my shallow water stalks are much more productive now. I have fished in as little as two foot of water with the waves chasing spawning crappie with hardly a sound coming from the boat. The stalker has definitely taken the word “stealth” to all new level.
The product is also amazingly robust! I have unloaded my boat, loaded it back to the trailer, ran over stumps & brush and even traveled with it @ 70 mph for several miles!
The Silent Stalker is now a part of my everyday arsenal of equipment and one that I never leave home without. Thanks for the great product and I would recommend it to everyone who is challenged on windy days with the noise of waves slapping their boat.
Dennis Bayles, Jr.
Mid South Tackle Pro Staff
7 Time National Qualifier of Crappiemasters Tournament Trail
Retired Professional Guide