Automatic Fisherman – The New Wave in Ice Fishing Technology
We wanted to make a product that will help fisherman consistently catch any size or species of freshwater fish through the ice. We believe we’ve done that by creating the Automatic Fisherman. This device was created in the mid 70’s and refined to what it is today a very effective fishing tool. People have copied it but the concept is so simple the original is still the best. SO DONT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON SOMETHING THAT IS A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL, KEEP READING AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY THE AUTOMATIC FISHERMAN IS THE BEST HOOKSETING DEVICE ON THE MARKET.
One of the key parts of the Automatic fisherman unit is the slack bobber system. When you use the slack bobber on the rod you have the ability to adjust the amount of slack line the fish get before the unit sets the hook. This is very important when fish get hard to catch, the slack bobber can be adjusted to let a fish have up to two feet of pure slack line before the rod sets the hook. If you are going after aggressive fish like Northern Pike, Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Kokanee salmon, Catfish, Bass, Carp, and Blue-gills you don’t need to let the fish have a bunch of slack. I would only let them have about 3 inches of slack line. When you are going afterfiniky fish like Walleye, Perch, Crappies and Whitefish you may want to use the slack bobber I like to let them have 2 feet of slack line.
The Automatic Fisherman™ consists of a rectangular base with a rod holder on one side and two small raised tabs that a vertical arm is fastened to with a nut and a bolt. This vertical arm is known as the trigger arm. This trigger arm is adjustable to accommodate fishing rods from 23 inches to 38 inches. This trigger arm should move freely so it falls down when the fishing rod is not attached. The trigger arm has a hole located at the top for a light. There are two oval holes located on the face of the trigger arm that the stainless steel trigger can be placed into. The top oval hole is for most rods, the bottom one is if you need more hook set power in the rod. On the bottom of the base there is a stabilizer bar that can be retracted out from the base to give the unit a stable platform people have used snow from the ice drill to cover the arm up to lock it into the ice. At the end of the day if it looks like it froze in the ice don’t worry just kick the rod holder and the unit will come out of the ice. Other product will break and you will need to buy another one, If ours ever breaks don’t worry it has a 20 year replacement warranty and you will get a new one.
Never Chase Flags Again
When you have the Automatic fisherman set correctly for the species of fish you are after, you should never have to chase flags again. The Automatic fisherman was designed to have the fishing rod set the hook when the fish is swimming away from the hole. After the hook is set the fishing rod lets you fight the fish on a rod and reel system making it more fun for everyone involved.
Stainless Steel Trigger System
The stainless steel trigger system is what makes our system stand out it. It is so simple and its very effective: the trigger pin can be adjusted so YOU CAN USE SMALL MICRO JIGS AND catch blue-gills,crappies, perch and small trout or salmon. Or you can BEND THE PIN A little bit and SET IT UP WITH GOLDEN SHINERS FOR WALLEYE pike and trout or ADJUST A LITTLE MORE TO PUT A LIVE 10″CRAPPIE OR BLUEGILL FOR BAIT FOR BIG PIKE if need be. It is one of the most versatile triggers out there. It also has a 20 year replacement warranty on it. No other product will have a warranty like that, so it should tell you it is a awesome system.
Using the Automatic Fisherman™ is like you are at every hole you have it set up at and it should increase your hooking percentage if used correctly.
The base is made out of solid HDPE plastic, the trigger is made out of stainless steel the nut and bolt are stainless steel also.
There is a 20 year replacement warranty on the red plastic parts of the Automatic Fisherman™, and the steel shaft. See the warranty information page for more specifics.
Durable and Lightweight
The Automatic Fisherman™ is a injection molded high-density molded plastic unit that is rated for minus 90 degrees. It also has ultra violet protectors in it so the sun can’t break down the plastic composition. It is bright red in color for visibility and it is very durable. The unit is solid and extremely durable and weighs about 2.5lbs, so it should not blow around on the ice if it does you can screw it into the ice or use some snow under the base. The trigger is made out of stainless steel and can be adjusted to match the release tension you need for the fish your going after. It also has a 20 year warranty on it so if it breaks it will get replaced.
Once the Automatic Fisherman™ is set, use caution so the fishing rod doesn’t release and hit you or another person. Enjoy your time out on the ice and remember to practice catch and release — keep only what you need. Thanks!
Catch More Fish
There is a balsa wood slip bobber and a light weight foam bobber included. The bobber stays out of the water and is threaded on the line between the first and second eyelets from the rod handle. The bobber can be used to let the fish have slack line before the rods sets the hook. It is also used as a counter weight so the minnow cant pull out any the slack line, it also acts as a strike indicator. Once the bobber hits the rod eye, it triggers the rod in motion to set the hook, much like a down-rigger would. We have also embossed a ruler on the side of the base, so you can easily measure your fish.
The Automatic Fisherman™ is a device that is similar to a tip up but it is not a tip up. It is a hook setting device that lets the angler fight the fish on a jig rod. It also helps fishermen catch more fish because the system sets the hook in the fish when they move away from the hole.