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#1 Sam

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Posted January 23 2014 - 06:49 PM

Hey guys and gals, I have not seen anything posted about the new Livingston crankbaits.

 

Anyone out there tried them or are you waiting for the spring and summer?

 

Remember the Lazer crankbaits? They were a fad. Hope the Livingston cranks are not a fad and will work as advertised.

 

Just wondering what your thoughts on the Livingstons are.


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Posted January 23 2014 - 06:53 PM

I'm friends with a guy who is on there pro staff and he really likes them I personally don't know about them though because I haven't fished them as of yet
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Posted January 23 2014 - 09:26 PM

^^ of course your buddy on the Livingston pro staff would like them he gets them for free and he has to like them lol

I have a couple on the way in the mail. I will revisit this thread after I try them out.
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Posted January 24 2014 - 12:14 AM

I just bit the bullet and bought a shallow crank. Looks like a nice quality rattling crank. The electronic sound it emits is very faint and you can barely hear it even if holding it right to your ear. I know sound is louder under water but I would guess that the standard rattles is what would attract the fish's attention. 

 

For this price and waaaaaay under I think you can get a better squarebill.


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Posted January 24 2014 - 05:03 AM

 I think I've seen those advertised on TV lately.  Is there some proof that those electronic sound making crankbaits attract more fish or is this another fishing gimmick? 

 

 What happens when the battery runs out.  Can you replace it?  Also, their site says the eyes are illuminated.  I guess that sounds kind of cool. It makes sounds and they eyes

are illuminated.  I'm  not sure I'll buy one since I already bought one of those Live Target Bait Ball crankbaits and I'm pretty sure that thing is a gimmick although I've not used it yet.  



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Posted January 24 2014 - 09:46 AM

Well i just put a hydrowave on my boat so i guess i should give this a try as well.

 

I been holding off on trying one waiting for more reviews, but i may try a squarebill or a JerkBait... like i need any more of those right now.

 

The battery is good for two years, and i dont think you can replace it.


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Posted January 27 2014 - 12:47 PM

ok i talked myself into it, grabbed old standard black back and chart body square bill this weekend to give it a go this season. Keep myself under control didnt go nuts on purchasing a bunch, this one will have to gauge my curiosity.


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Posted January 27 2014 - 05:42 PM

I asked someone with the company if you can replace the batteries and the answer is no.

 

Once it dies that is it.


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Posted January 27 2014 - 07:35 PM

I have a NIB Chartreuse with black back and orange belly squarebill for $10 shipped if anyone wants it. 


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Posted January 27 2014 - 08:05 PM

I think I'll pass.


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Posted January 27 2014 - 10:35 PM

I have a NIB Chartreuse with black back and orange belly squarebill for $10 shipped if anyone wants it. 

not even gonna give it a chacne? or tried other colors and selling this one?


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Posted January 27 2014 - 10:49 PM

To answer the question I've heard the batteries are supposed to last two years.

As a crank bait addict ive been watching these new lures with quite a bit of curiosity. I'm waiting for a little more feedback before I decide to try one though. Its definitely an interesting concept and it reminds me of the hydro wave a little bit. So far my favorite new crankbait design has been the Rick Clunn designed "freak" and "freak Jr" which has a deep diving square bill which is virtually snag proof and also has incredible action.

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Posted January 27 2014 - 11:03 PM

When i was looking at BPS there about $11 for the squarebill i thought ive spent more on worse things ha.


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Posted January 28 2014 - 02:04 AM

I tested 6 of them with Fishhound when they first came out. Its a really good quality bait with nice hardware, but thats about it. I didn't see any number of increased hits or catches from it. I also didn't see any decrease. This was done on some small lakes and ponds around here. I would think for a true test you would need some better areas, but for me and my tests, its a no go. I sold all that I had left.



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Posted January 28 2014 - 10:15 AM

I've got one of the medium diving crankbaits. It's got a good action to it and good hardware. It's really hard to tell if the sound and light up eyes really has lead to more fish catches though. On the positive side though, even after the batteries do die, you still have a solid bait to use.






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