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Big Jon Sportsman Electric Downrigger

12 Reviews
$529.99
SKU: 117635

Details

The Big Jon's Sportsman Electric Downrigger is loaded with features that make this rigger a popular choice among both professional and recreational anglers. This rigger is transom mounted and has the same reliable motor that is found in the Big Jon's Captain's Pack Electric Downrigger. It is ideal for an entry level downrigger and is designed for fishing off of smaller boats.

Like all Big Jon Downriggers, the Big Jon's Sportsman Electric Downrigger features precision machined aircraft grade aluminum construction and is given a protective anodized finish for corrosion resistance in any conditions. The 2 ft. boom of the Sportsman is designed for the rigger to be used straight back from the transom.

  • Aircraft grade aluminum construction with protective, anodized bright silver finish
  • Model: ED02012L
  • Retrieval Rate: 120 ft. per min.
  • Boom Style: 2 ft. J-boom design
  • Rod Holder: Single clamp-on
  • Powerful 12 volt sealed motor with adjustable disc clutch
  • 4 inch square mounting plate with hold down knobs
  • 200 ft. of stainless steel cable
  • Line counter (Measures in feet)

The Big Jon Sportsman Electric Downrigger has a lifetime manufacturer's warranty against defective workmanship and/or material defects when used for the purpose intended, under normal conditions, and provided the product receives proper care.

The Big Jon's Sportsman Electric Downrigger is made in the U.S.A.

Ratings & Reviews

12 reviews

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More than I could have hoped for

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I wanted a strong, good looking, compact downrigger. The other brands were just to big and bulky. I spent months looking on the internet before I found these Big John downriggers at Fish USA. My dad is now thinking about converting his downriggers to some new Big John's.

Big Jon Sportsman Electric

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Great unit for the money. Bought the Sportsman models instead of the Tournament Electrics due to space concerns. Would like to see Big Jon develop a downrigger ball mount similiar to Cannon that hangs from the boom.

I Should Have Bought These Years Ago!

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I will use these riggers mainly for salmon and steelhead fishing in lake Ontario or wherever these fish are found.They are easy to use,just push a button up and down to the desired level.No hard work or sweating..very enjoyable.There is nothing I can say that that are bad about these riggers,(just if the fish are not co-operating is my only thing).I would recommend these to all.

DOES THE JOB

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CONS NO AUTO SHUT OFF,BUT DOES NOT TRIP CIRCUT BRAKER IF YOU DONT SET THE CLUTCH TOO TIGHT. PROS, EASY TO INSTALL AND EASY TOO USE. LACKS HIGH SPEED BUT I FISH DEPTHS LESS THEN 100 FEET,SO ITS PLENTY FAST ENOUGH AND VERY EASY TOO CONTROL AND ADJUST THE DEPTH. GOOD DEAL!

Good size for not too big boat

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Two major additions that needs to be done: 1. The swivel sits are useful feature. You can easily remove the downriggers from the boat if you do not need them. However, you need to buy a downrigger plug and receptacle. 2. Provided line release clip is not a good and needs to be replaced.

big jon electric downrigger

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very strong. my mate did not set clutch correctly bomb got caught up and 200lb. wire broke .no damage to boat,bracket,or arm of downrigger

I'm very happy with the product

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Freshwater lake trolling

Super Deal

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I shopped around and this is the best deal on these downriggers I could find if you add in the free swivel bases. A [$] value I couldn't find a better deal anywhere on the internet. The downriggers speak for themself. Big Jon makes high quility riggers. This is one happy guy!

Great for the avid deep water fisherman

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A perfect rigger for my 18 ft. Lund, the swivel is a must. Strong and silent with a professional look to it. I have three in use now and never a breakdown. I fish solo quite often so it is nice to just push a button to get the cable out of the water fast. Almost perfect, just needs an automatic shutoff.

I would buy this product again

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Great product and easy to assemble and use. Product manual well written. Up/down switch is too sensitive, too easy to pass the center off position to the up position. Maybe a spring loaded (momentary up/down rocker) switch would be a better solution. Once you get used to the feel of the switch, controling it is easy.

big jon downrigger

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good for rainbow and salmon very convenient for smaller boats smaller cannonballs recomended

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The two Big Jon Downriggers were priced right[...] all parts were included along with mounting instructions, and they work great for trolling on Lake Superior. I do thank you!Jim Andrews, Silver Bay, Mn.