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My Experenice With Livingston Lures Round 1

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Hey guys, Just had a chance to throw some Livingston lures today.

 

I fished Lake Adger, a small lake in Polk County, NC . Water Temp was 45-47 degs.

 

I received my Order for 3 Livingston lures, 2 where the DM 14 and 1 DM20.

 

My first impression was wow, this things are big. They remind me of the size of strike kings 5x and 6x lures. I was not really wanting a larger bait. But ok.

 

I fished  the lures all day, with out a single strike. With that said. I threw a few Bandit 300 series crank baits as well, with no luck either.

 

The Livingston Lures are really well made, and have a great finish on them. They seems to run straight right out of the box.  Wide Wobble, and they dived, OK, not as fast as I have read. They croaked and lit up just as advertised.

 

After lunch I switched to Crank baits, and a shaky head, with a KVD finesses work in Watermelon and red flakes. That seem to help I was able to get 4 bass with a total weight of just over 5 lbs. The bass where in the 20 ft dephts. Never seen them on sonar, They must of been holding tight to cover. Not one bleep from the sonar, or even a mark on the screen, where I was catching the fish.

 

So overall, I like the Livingston's lures for quality, still not sure if they will produce, but no other crank bait produced today. The group I was with threw Livingston, Boomer, Bandit, Rapala, and a kvd 5x. With no luck.

 

All  was caught was on shaky head.

 

So the jury is still out for the Livingston lures. I wrote this because I know many are interested in these lures but at 10 a pop.( bass pro had them for 9.99) it can get expensive.

 

On a side note, this was the first time I had thrown a bandit lure. The 300 series seem really nice. They threw a mile. Just got to find some good colors with Clear waters. I had a fire craw color.

 

Ill post again when I go again. hopefully in a few weeks the water will get in the 50's and maybe I can see if they will produce.

 

Daryl

 

 

 

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I have one Livingston that i got for free and don't really care for it. I couldn't find any reason to purchase any. Seems a bit gimmicky to me. But those Bandits....that's the way to go!

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Good report. It is a quality made bait.

 

Water temp Saturday in Virginia was 45. Tried heavy swimbaits and heavy spinnerbaits in 15-20' with no bites. Rattle trap, and drop shot faired no better.

 

Was marking large schools of what I think were Crappies and could not get them to bite either. No one on the lake I talked to caught a fish.

 

They should have bit but didnt. We had a few warm days so will try tomorrow to try again.

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