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Offline tipman14

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Jaw jacker
« on: Oct 07, 2019, 05:18 PM »
Hello
So wondering if you guys have had experience with these I have a buddy that swears by them. Here is my thing Iím not much a jigger 98% of the time I use a tip up but I am also not opposed to trying something different for different experience. I have jack traps tip ups and love them so itís not a replacement but considering picking up couple jaw jacker set ups. What is your guys opinions? 
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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #1 on: Oct 07, 2019, 05:38 PM »
Theyíre pretty cool. They do work well. I have one but donít use it every time out. My buddy has one as well. We usually only use ours when weíre targeting pike but they work well on trout n salmon from what Iíve seen. I caught my PB pike at 24 # on a jaw jacker last March on a dead smelt. I still prefer my jack traps.

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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #2 on: Oct 07, 2019, 06:18 PM »
Hello
 Here is my thing Iím not much a jigger. 98% of the time I use a tip up but I am also not opposed to trying something different for different experience.

Get some good sonar, some good jig rods and lures, a little advice and then leave your traps at home.  ;D :icefish: :icefish: :icefish:
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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #3 on: Oct 07, 2019, 11:55 PM »
I only use set lines for trout and toothy critters. I use HT ice riggers, lets you set the hook yourself. But I do see where the jaw jackers can help with increased hook up rates, as long as you get to the rod in time.

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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #4 on: Oct 08, 2019, 06:52 AM »
I have a couple of buddies who have been using them for at least three years. My opinion is they are more trouble than they are worth. The hook set is pretty violent with anything but an UL, from my observation it may yank the bait out of the fish's mouth. If you want a hook set use a rubber band on your Jack Traps. On days when the holes are freezing up quickly it's a constant battle to keep the line free, which is, of course, the reason tipups have the spool in the water. But to each his own, best of luck with them. Nothing like new toys! :)

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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #5 on: Oct 08, 2019, 07:19 AM »
I have one that I bought a couple years ago. I like to use it when i'm fishing alone in my 2 man as a dead stick. That's really the only time I have been really successful with it. I don't use tip ups so for a while I would just use the jaw jacker outside the flip over but when the hole freezes over or ice forms on the jacker it doesn't work well at all. Because of the way I fish, I wouldn't buy another one and i'll only use it now as a dead stick.

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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #6 on: Oct 08, 2019, 07:38 AM »
I have one that I bought a couple years ago. I like to use it when i'm fishing alone in my 2 man as a dead stick. That's really the only time I have been really successful with it. I don't use tip ups so for a while I would just use the jaw jacker outside the flip over but when the hole freezes over or ice forms on the jacker it doesn't work well at all. Because of the way I fish, I wouldn't buy another one and i'll only use it now as a dead stick.

I target whitefish a lot.They hit very light and are wicked finicky a lot of the time.  I have some HT bucket rod holders. The deadstick thing is about the only application that seems of much use to me..... So, Iíve been thinking a bit about some sort of configuration where the bucket rod holder (which I attach to my pack basket, generally) in combination with a down rigger type clip would work like a jaw jacker.  Iíd pretty much only set up ANYTHING like that on very slow days. Any ideas???
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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #7 on: Oct 08, 2019, 08:47 AM »
I really like mine, but agree with most of what has been said above. The biggest drawback for me is having to get to the ice to set them up. In thick snow it requires way more shoveling.

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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #8 on: Oct 08, 2019, 02:35 PM »
Thanks guys great responses . My thoughts of them were not to set the hook or what not it was pretty much just the difference of pulling line up by hand or fighting a fish with a small jig rod . Like I said jigging is not my thing. Some very good points made I may pick up one setup to use in my pop up every now and then.  :tipup:
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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #9 on: Oct 08, 2019, 06:18 PM »
a rod in a holder will do that for you. Some of us think a Jawjacker takes some of the fun out of it---part of the fun is setting the hook.
 
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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #10 on: Oct 09, 2019, 05:53 AM »
a rod in a holder will do that for you. Some of us think a Jawjacker takes some of the fun out of it---part of the fun is setting the hook.

Gonna play with that rod holder dead stick light bite hook set idea. I guess, for me, the jaw jacker catches fisherman. Glam, Bling, Bam!! hehe. I know guys that really them though.

How are thing up there in Can-ah-duh, eh? What do you and yer buddies target? All good county up theyah!  ;D :icefish:
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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #11 on: Oct 09, 2019, 07:36 AM »
I  tried the HT version and the Jaw jacker.
Wasn't all that happy with either one.
Just didn't like using my rod bent all day and the jaw jacker feels like cheap plastic.
Then at a sportsman's show I saw the AK salmombear fish trap.
Way better quality. Also much better hook setting mechanism that doesn't use your rod as a spring.
It has built in spring to set the hook with a mousetrap style mechanism.
It sets it in the same style motion you would by sweeping the rod upwards.
Works well even with light biting trout etc.
Plus can be used as a quality rod holder when not self setting.
And no need to shovel all the way to the ice.
I highly recommend them.
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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #12 on: Oct 09, 2019, 07:57 AM »
Hook setters are just another arrow in the quiver in the endless quest to catch a stupid fish. Some guys think electronics are cheating, others believe that shelters are for weenies.

Each man must decide for himself where beauty lies. I've got a couple of homemade snappers I use for deadstick trout fishing and they work like a charm. If I could ever figure

out how to take a picture and post it on this Forum, you guys would be throwing rocks at your JawJackers.
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Offline Seamonkey84

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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #13 on: Oct 09, 2019, 06:41 PM »
I prefer the salmon bear style, I had plans to make my own with a rat trap but never got around to it.

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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #14 on: Oct 09, 2019, 08:38 PM »
I made up a version but can't usually be bothered setting it up. It was fun making it, though! ;D
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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #15 on: Oct 10, 2019, 06:48 AM »

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Offline tipman14

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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #16 on: Oct 10, 2019, 02:51 PM »
Does anyone use a bait-caster instead of a open face just curious? 
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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #17 on: Oct 10, 2019, 03:39 PM »
Does anyone use a bait-caster instead of a open face just curious?
I've used my Abu Garcia C3's for Northern with a JawJacker. Pistol grip rods won't work but a straight handle with a trigger is what you need, I think. Personally, I don't care for the heavy rods . Medium weight work dandy. Remember, you only have to drive that hook about 1/4" to get past the barb
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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #18 on: Oct 11, 2019, 06:19 AM »
Does anyone use a bait-caster instead of a open face just curious?

Pretty much all I use, except I have a couple open face and inlines for colder days as my bait-casters are prone to freeze when itís below 30ish.



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Re: Jaw jacker
« Reply #19 on: Oct 13, 2019, 12:07 AM »
Nice I think thatís the setup Iím going to try .
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