alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Thoughts on the bait cannon?
Reel Repair by Alan Tani
August 17, 2019, 06:47:01 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Thoughts on the bait cannon?  (Read 2683 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
FatTuna
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 979


« on: December 12, 2018, 09:20:23 PM »

I found this on Youtube today.

What is your opinion? Super cool, gimmick, dangerous, more hassle than it's worth?

For the shark guys, might be a good alternative to paddling baits out in the middle of the night.

Logged
oc1
Sensei
Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 2420



« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2018, 09:43:54 PM »

Super cool, gimmick, dangerous, more hassle than it's worth?
Yeah, all of that. 
-steve
Logged
Shark Hunter
Moderator
Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 11091


The Rogue of the Seven Seas!


« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2018, 10:05:32 PM »

It is $499 on their website plus $100 to ship.
I would say you could get a decent drone to do the same thing, only better.
Then you wouldn't have to freeze your bait into a torpedo.
If it is too Dangerous to Kayak, I'm fine with casted baits.
If I needed a bait cannon, I would make a home made one.
A potato gun can shoot just as far, and costs only a few dollars to make.
Too bad sharks don't like taters. Grin
Logged

Life is Good!
FatTuna
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 979


« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 10:47:52 PM »

Wow, I just looked it up, some of those drones can carry some real weight. I thought they could only carry a few ounces.

Pretty soon I plan to experiment with some land based kite fishing. Never tried it before. There is a concrete embankment near a bridge I like to fish. Going to send out a live mullet.

Yeah the price is steep.

I used to make potato guns all the time as a kid. That was part of the reason I enjoyed this video, brought back some memories.

Logged
Brewcrafter
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 170


« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 10:57:49 PM »

Heck, even a cheap RC boat would do a good job of "trolling" your rig out to the desired distance, dropping it, and coming back.  Only challenge might be the surf conditions depending on the particular type of shoreline you are fishing.
Logged
Crow
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 1042


Dauphin Island Sunset


« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2018, 04:53:33 AM »

I'd be pretty careful about those "cannons" ! I saw one "blow up" on a Dauphin Island beach, two winters ago. Admittedly, it was a "home made" version, and may not have been as "safe" as a commercial model. It used pvc pipe as a "barrel.....lighter fluid, as fuel, and was ingnited by a small spark plug. I didn't talk to the guys, much, so I have no idea if it was "too much" fuel...."too much" use......or "too much" beer......but it really made a mess out of the pipe !
Logged

There's nothing wrong with a few "F's" on your record....Food, Fun, Flowers, Fishing, Friends, and Fun....to name just a few !
Decker
Moderator
Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1518


One fish, two fish, redfish, bluefish.


« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2018, 07:10:58 AM »

Drone has it beat for sure.  Plus you could use the drone to find the fish before you drop the bait in front of his nose.  Maybe fit it with an infrared camera for night fishing.  The possibilities are endless... LOL
Logged
Swami805
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 2601


« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2018, 10:14:37 AM »

Reminds me of pumpkin chunking. How about a catapult?
Logged
humboldtdan
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 79


« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2018, 10:29:29 AM »

I watched guys using a giant slingshot just below Bonneville dam on Columbia for launching baits for giant sturgeon.

« Last Edit: December 13, 2018, 10:35:15 AM by humboldtdan » Logged
Cor
Cape Town
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 701


I am probably fishing......


« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2018, 10:35:01 AM »

Depending on the size of the bait you need and with some practice and decent tackle you can cast it out 130 yds, probably adequate for most type of fishing.
In New Zeeland I saw something interesting, was something like a small torpedo that swam semi submerged and pulled a line with bait out through the surf.
Heres a link, but to me it gets to close to commercial fishing.  https://www.seahorse.net.nz/
I also think a drone probably beats everything from what I've seen.
Logged

Cornelis
sdlehr
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 2480



« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2018, 10:47:01 AM »

Depending on the size of the bait you need and with some practice and decent tackle you can cast it out 130 yds, probably adequate for most type of fishing.
I'm afraid I can't cast a big bait for a big shark on a 7' rod with a Penn Senator 9/0 anywhere near 130 yds. Or 13 yds. Maybe 1.3 Smiley The drone is the way to go.
Logged

Sid Lehr
Veterinarian, fishing enthusiast, custom rod builder, reel collector
alantani
admin
Administrator
Member
*****
Online Online

Posts: 17529



« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2018, 10:57:23 AM »

rockfish from shore just north of cayucos is what has always intrigued me. this would be a blast! 
Logged

send me an email at alantani@yahoo.com for questions!
Cor
Cape Town
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 701


I am probably fishing......


« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2018, 11:04:26 AM »

Depending on the size of the bait you need and with some practice and decent tackle you can cast it out 130 yds, probably adequate for most type of fishing.
I'm afraid I can't cast a big bait for a big shark on a 7' rod with a Penn Senator 9/0 anywhere near 130 yds. Or 13 yds. Maybe 1.3 Smiley The drone is the way to go.
Nor can I if its a 1/2 lb mackerel plus 6 oz sinker or whatever, but some guys can, I've seen it.    I don't fish for sharks. Shocked
Logged

Cornelis
oc1
Sensei
Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 2420



« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2018, 11:38:34 AM »

It looks like the cannon used 75 pounds of compressed air.  Better than setting off an internal combustion, but you would have to drag a compressor, or at least a hand pump, around with it.  Then you'll need a good cooler to keep the bait cartridge frozen.  I don't know.  Fishing is supposed to be relaxing.
-steve
Logged
philaroman
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 965


« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2018, 11:58:59 AM »

1) if cannon fodder doesn't come back -- oh, well...
    if a Drone doesn't come back -- SOL!!!  Cry

2) wonder if terminal rigging/bait set in a gelatin mold might keep longer & work better

3) definitely want one for the riverbank...
    not for casting distance -- for jet-ski/kayak/boat deterrent!!!  Shocked
Logged
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.206 seconds with 17 queries.