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|What size fishing rods will it fit on?||How long will the battery last?|
|Where do you place the BiteBuzzer on the fishing rod?||Are the batteries replaceable?|
|I get a bite, do I do anything to the Bite Buzzer?||How loud is the BiteBuzzer?|
|Does the BiteBuzzer interfere with the fishing line?||Is the volume adjustable?|
|What size/test fishing line will it work with?|
|When should I take the BiteBuzzer off the fishing pole?||Downriggers / Planer Boards.|
|What triggers the alarm?|
|This and That|
|Weather Conditions||Keep away from other fishing tackle - gear.|
|Can I use it in the rain?||How to fix problems.|
|How does it work when it's windy or wavy?|
|Can I use it ice fishing?|
"I tested your bitebuzzer and plan on leaving them on my downrigger rods. The importent thing you need to know about down rigger fishing, is that it is crucial to get to the rod quick after the release to further set the lure and keep pressure on the fish. The bitebuzzer gives you that additional indication of a release, other than constantly watching the rods. It should work on all types of downriggers because the concept is basically the same for all of them. You set a rod with a down rigger, get to the planned depth of fishing, and reel down the rod tight so the rod is actually bent. When a fish hits the lure it releases the line from the release and sets the hook or lure by the tension being released. The line goes slack for a moment, then tight with the fish on. So the fish is actually hooked but you still need to grab the rod quick before you give the fish too much time with a loose line. That is when the BiteBuzzer alarms you a rod has released and there is a fish on. Otherwise you have to be constantly watching the rods to see the release. The reason I like it is that you are not always watching the rods, and a lot of times miss the release, and lose time to set the hook. This product will give you that additional signal. It should work on all down riggers.Using planner boards your line is slack to the release on set up. When the fish hits a lure it will release and cause the bitebuzzer to go off. As far as negatives I really don't see any. It is a good product!"
Why should I keep the BiteBuzzer seperated from other fishing tackle / gear when not in use"?
The BiteBuzzer has two magnets inside of it. Keeping it away from other fishing tackle / fishing gear and in it's original case or in a plastic bag when not in use will prevent small metal filings or dirt from attaching to these magnets. This will ensure the longest life.
How to fix problems.
The number one problem is from people using the BiteBuzzer in the rain. Please do NOT use the BiteBuzzer in the rain! Just like a radio or other electrical equipment, the BiteBuzzer does not like to get wet! We have done test and have left the BiteBuzzer out in the rain for days. Most of the time it will be fine but sometimes water gets into the battery compartment and causes the battery to drain/short. If this happens, there is no fix. Under normal conditions the battery will last for years, and produce over 20,000 beeps. The number two problem is from dirt entering the BiteBuzzer. With either of these problem the BiteBuzzer may not be working as effectively as it had. This might include a scratchy buzzer sound, lower buzzer sound, or a loss of sensitivity. In either case try these tips...
1. If you did get the BiteBuzzer wet, dry it immediately. Shake out any excess water. Then try putting the BiteBuzzer in front of a hair dryer for a couple minutes at a time or leave it in the sun for the day. DO NOT EXPOSE IT TO EXTREME HEAT LIKE A STOVE, FLAME, ETC. THERE IS A BATTERY IN THE BITEBUZZER AND ALL BATTERIES HAVE A WARNING ABOUT EXPLODING IF EXPOSED TO EXTREME HEAT!!!
2. Try taking a rubber band and stretch it between your fingers. Then take the BiteBuzzer and move it back and forth over the rubber band letting the rubber band touch the gold plated metal rod that the fishing line usually touches. This will cause the metal rod to spin around and clean off the contacts. You should only need to do this for 5 seconds. Do this in both the OFF position, and the MOST SENSITIVE position. Also do it a couple times just barely touching the metal rod.
3. Make sure the sound hole is free from any dirt or other obstructions.
4. Make sure you do not simply have the BiteBuzzer in the OFF position. Yes,
it has happened!
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