I am considering making a purchase. Are they effective when it is cold enough to re-freeze the hole in the ice? Is it very eazy to clear the ice without senting off the mechanism? Thanks for the input.
ive heard some folks like to use the bobbers from the automatic fisherman with the jjs. the bobbers are made so they can freeze in the hole and the line goes freely through the center of the bobber. I just do what mnbassfisher says and pull the line of the trigger so i do not accidentally hit the trigger. i think lightly lifting the line sometimes even triggers a bite.
biggest fish on my JJ so far is a 3lb smallie, caught a 20inch laker in 12 fow once on it as well, ive used the JJ and the auto and the auto is a good setup but you dont have the option for fine tuning. i just hate the little tie on the side of the eyelet.