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Ice Fishing => Product and Tackle Reviews => Topic started by: slabslayer on January 06, 2017, 11:57:14 PM



Title: Cool gadget I just stumbled across-arrived-updated review with pics
Post by: slabslayer on January 06, 2017, 11:57:14 PM
It's called a crappie coffin. It slides in your ice hole and is basically an ice fishing net. Really cool video and concept they have going on. I ordered one to see how I like it.  Curious to try it out. Has anyone heard of, seen, or used this before??
Here's a link to their page:
http://www.tacticalfishing.net/store/p10/8%22_Crappie_Coffin.html (http://www.tacticalfishing.net/store/p10/8%22_Crappie_Coffin.html)

PS, sorry quackpot, another gadget we will buy!


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: Ntoiceman36 on January 07, 2017, 04:29:53 AM
 I saw it this year at the St. Paul ice fishing show, looked cool. The only thing I questioned was how did it work while using vertical swimming lures like jigging raps etc.


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: icebucketjohn on January 07, 2017, 06:19:09 AM
I think it'd be useful in very thick ice conditions where you have a "tunnel affect" bringing up hooked fish and losing them as they "bang" the sides of the ice hole.

Here in Ohio, I just dont think it'd be practical or necessarry.


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: slabslayer on January 07, 2017, 06:59:17 AM
Probably not, but 2 years ago it would've helped me out a lot.  When we were fishing on over a foot of Ice. I got it for that once in a decade season.


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: holehopper on January 07, 2017, 07:39:14 AM
looks like there could be a issue trying to feed your line and lure through the small hole in the bottom of the net,just sayin,maybe not........... :) :) :)


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: snowcone on January 07, 2017, 01:54:24 PM
gosh buddy  all  is good with a gaff , i have one i have carried for 25 yrs  ,   GAFF  EM .....


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: Downthehole on January 07, 2017, 05:57:25 PM
Does anyone use those plastic hole liners, I regularly get snapped off and wondered if they would help.....


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: slabslayer on January 07, 2017, 06:16:48 PM
I'm going to try it. Should be here Tuesday. Just in time for the Ice to melt again. So I'll give it a shot for round 3.


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: fool4fish on January 07, 2017, 09:46:42 PM
Cool invention too costly for narrow application of only sm jigs id be too worried trying to get a spoon with treble or jigging raps like others mentioned down plus id think that sleeve would up pretty high on lite ice conditions 5in or less unless i didnt see the collapsable sidewall feature to make sleeve shorter


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: slabslayer on January 07, 2017, 09:52:40 PM
I'll see. I got it for one specific application on a certain lake. If it works great I'll use it more, but I'll know more when it comes this week and I can see it and play around with it. 


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: icebucketjohn on January 09, 2017, 09:45:01 AM
PIC?????


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: snowcone on January 09, 2017, 09:56:12 AM
ok i  i just cant keep quiet anymore,  NO THNX,  THAT IS A TRAIN WRECK WAITING TO HAPPEN.. 


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: slabslayer on January 09, 2017, 10:29:07 AM
It should come today. I got it for one place where I fish for big bass thru the ice. I'll never use it on gills and crappie.
Would probably work great for whiskered walleye!!  :o


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: quackpot on January 09, 2017, 12:23:56 PM
Yeah thanks I think I will pass on this. John there is a place on the bottom of his thread you can click on to see it. I don't usually have ice that thick, that would leave a bunch above the ice.


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: slabslayer on January 09, 2017, 12:40:04 PM
Agreed on the thick ice. It would need to be like 2-3 years ago to use.  But in that one season if it helps me get a big eye on Berlin or not lose that giant bass it's worth it to me to save 1 big fish.


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: Evinrude58 on January 09, 2017, 09:09:53 PM
Well if Quackpot isn't going to buy a half dozen then I doubt I would ever buy it.


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across
Post by: slabslayer on January 09, 2017, 09:51:04 PM
Ok. Here's the scoop. It just arrived today. The concept is really cool!  But if it was adjustable it would be better.  It's 2 feet high and not adjustable.  But the way it is designed, you can fish a jigging rap or larger lure thru it no problem.  I can see this being a great "livewell" if you will. The fish can't get out the bottom, so if the ice isn't that thick and you don't want your fish to freeze by throwing them in a bucket or up on the ice you can drill a hole and lower the Crappie coffin down. You can adjust how far down the hole you slide it.  Then put your fish in there and they'll stay in the water and not freeze. This might be more of the application I use it for. I detest it when my fish freeze.  Here's a couple pics!


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across-arrived-updated review with pics
Post by: 30inthabucket on January 12, 2017, 08:01:02 PM
Just a thought slab. Could you cut it down to say 10 or 12 inches? That way you'd be covered with just about any ice thickness you'd get around here and it wouldn't be so big.  It's not something I see me ever using but if you want to try it that may be a solution.


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across-arrived-updated review with pics
Post by: Downthehole on January 12, 2017, 08:49:24 PM
You could always use it as a bird cage or fill it with nuts and use it as a giant bird feeder?


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across-arrived-updated review with pics
Post by: quackpot on January 13, 2017, 06:16:43 AM
Nate went to the ice show a few weeks ago. He saw them there and asked them about using a jigging rap through it.he asked if there would be any issues with line having problems with the wires to lock fish in.  He said they had a confused look on their face and didn't have a answer.


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across-arrived-updated review with pics
Post by: quackpot on January 13, 2017, 06:22:24 AM
After having saugeye getting out of the bottom of a fish basket with my luck they would get out of it. Slab if you don't like frozen fish take a plastic bag with you and put your fish in it and set it in the shanty. People will group around a shanty with fish outside of it.


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across-arrived-updated review with pics
Post by: Downthehole on January 13, 2017, 06:32:46 AM
After having saugeye getting out of the bottom of a fish basket with my luck they would get out of it. Slab if you don't like frozen fish take a plastic bag with you and put your fish in it and set it in the shanty. People will group around a shanty with fish outside of it.

That's a good tip....


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across-arrived-updated review with pics
Post by: slabslayer on January 13, 2017, 06:55:06 AM
Good idea!  I don't keep fish often, but when I do they do draw a crowd if not hidden......


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across-arrived-updated review with pics
Post by: quackpot on January 13, 2017, 12:24:01 PM
I've had birds take them also. Nothing like having some nice fish outside and you hear something, when you look out a bird is eating them before you get a chance.


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across-arrived-updated review with pics
Post by: toadfish on January 15, 2017, 07:19:57 PM
Crappie coffin looks like it would cause more fish to get knocked off than saving the after they fall off in the hole.  It is bulky and makes moving from hole to hole much harder.  When was the last time we had 2" of ice in Ohio?  I think I will grab my panfish and gaff my walleye/Saugeye, if I ever get out on the ice again.  I do like the idea of a hidden live net to keep fish alive and out of sight.

Let us know what you think if you ever get to use it.


Title: Re: Cool gadget I just stumbled across-arrived-updated review with pics
Post by: slabslayer on January 15, 2017, 07:31:15 PM
Will do. I think the latter will be the primary use for it here in Ohio. If we get tons of ice like a couple years back it might be tries as intended.