Jul13
Posted on July 13 by Nick | [comment_count]

Livingston Lures redefines topwater bait category with WALKING BOSS PART II

ORLANDO, Florida – With three Angler of the Year awards, a Bassmaster Classic victory, three Rookie of the Year trophies, 33 wins and 239 combined tour-level Top 10s among them, the seven members of Team Livingston know a thing or two about baits. So it’s time to sit up and listen when they talk about the new WALKING BOSS PART II:

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Livingston Lures redefines topwater bait category with WALKING BOSS PART II

ORLANDO, Florida – With three Angler of the Year awards, a Bassmaster Classic victory, three Rookie of the Year trophies, 33 wins and 239 combined tour-level Top 10s among them, the seven members of Team Livingston know a thing or two about baits. So it’s time to sit up and listen when they talk about the new WALKING BOSS PART II:

  • Randy Howell (2014 Bassmaster Classic champion): “I’ve stopped throwing almost all my other topwater baits. I’ve caught fish everywhere I’ve thrown the Walking Boss II – Guntersville, the California Delta, Kentucky Lake, Havasu, you name it – and I can’t wait to throw it in the Great Lakes for smallmouth. I love my Howellers, but this might be my favorite new bait.”
  • Andy Morgan (2013 & 2014 FLW Tour Angler of the Year): “This bait is the real deal, emphasis on the ‘real’. I’ve never thrown a bait like it, and I can guarantee you fish have never seen anything like it. That’s a fish-catching topwater bait … a BIG-fish catching topwater bait.”

When Livingston went to the drawing board in 2014, the goal was to engineer a topwater bait whose design matched the innovativeness of Livingston’s Electronic Baitfish Sounds (EBS) MultiTouch Technology (which emits the sounds of multiple bait species). One look at the Walking Boss II is all it takes to see that the goal was achieved.

From the dramatically flared, double-cup lip to the elongated, jointed, walking-bait body to the dressed/feathered No. 2 Mustad treble on the tail to the EBS MultiTouch™ sound, the 1-ounce, 4.7-inch Walking Boss II is a topwater bait that almost defies a category.

“This bait is by far one of the best overall new baits out there,” says 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series Rookie of the Year Hank Cherry. “You can fish it several different ways: you can walk it if you want like the original Walking Boss, or you can just reel it like a wake bait and it has an action like the old Jitterbug on steroids. It’s a bait you can multi-task with. And it’s very simple and user-friendly. All you really have to do if you don’t know how to walk a bait is cast and reel slow, and the bait does the rest all on its own.”

The Walking Boss II’s unique, exaggerated side-to-side sashaying action and spitting, burbling, “plippety-plop” noise profile are generated largely by a broad “scooped” lip, which immediately starts the action of the bait when the reel is engaged. As Cherry points out, though, the jointed/elongated Walking Boss body produces an even larger, noisier topwater profile that anglers can further enhance by switching sound modes from EBS™ Original to EBS™ Shad to EBS™ Craw. It’s a can’t-miss combination.

“Fish have just never seen anything like this before,” Cherry says. “The action is so unique, it’s almost impossible for me to describe it. I like to set it on EBS Shad and walk it, and when a fish takes a shot at it and misses it, I’ll reel it real slow to give it that slower, agitated action. It looks and sounds like an injured baitfish, and they’ll hit it again almost every time.”

THE TEAM LIVINGSTON LINE: The WALKING BOSS PART II is part of the Team Livingston series of baits, which combines innovative designs with Livingston’s revolutionary EBS MultiTouch Technology™, which allows the angler to “program” the baits with four different sound modes (EBS™ Original, EBS™ Craw and EBS™ Shad and silent mode). Team Livingston baits are all designed with premium components (stainless steel split rings, advanced rattles, etc.) and come in dozens of fish-catching colors.

 

FOR MORE INFO: Log on to www.livingstonlures.com & follow Team Livingston on Facebook www.faceboook.com/LivingstonLures.


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Jul13
Posted on July 13 by Nick | [comment_count]

Team Livingston is set to embark on a "Historic" ICAST, slated for July 15th-17th in Orlando, FL. Livingston Lures is changing the game once again. First to introduce real baitfish sounds inside a lure, first to create a programmable lure with multiple sounds, and now you will see the bar set even higher this week. 

Revolutionizing the way you fish with expansions in Electronic Baitfish Sound Technology, lure design, and much more. Our hard working Team of Livingston Lures pro's and designers have been laboring away on bringing your fishing experience to a whole other level.  

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Team Livingston is set to embark on a "Historic" ICAST, slated for July 15th-17th in Orlando, FL. Livingston Lures is changing the game once again. First to introduce real baitfish sounds inside a lure, first to create a programmable lure with multiple sounds, and now you will see the bar set even higher this week. 

Revolutionizing the way you fish with expansions in Electronic Baitfish Sound Technology, lure design, and much more. Our hard working Team of Livingston Lures pro's and designers have been laboring away on bringing your fishing experience to a whole other level.  

Follow us on social media and our website, for the latest news coming from us at ICAST 2015. You're going to see the future of fishing come to fruition. 

To see one of our new releases, already available, check out the Walking Boss Part 2!

~Team Livingston


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Jan9
Posted on January 9 by Nick | [comment_count]

 

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Team Livingston Tip Sheet: Follow Hank Cherry’s
keys to wintertime jerkbait success

If you live anywhere in the country (except where the lakes are all frozen over), wintertime is one of the best times of year to target suspended fish. People seem to forget that fish still feed a lot in the winter, they just don’t feed as often. They really don’t have to: the bait is all grouped up this time of year, the shad kill is going on, and that turns fish into really opportunistic feeders.

For that reason, this time of year is a great time to throw a jerkbait like the JerkMaster 121 with Electronic Baitfish Sounds MultiTouch Technology™.

FIND THE BAIT, YOU’LL FIND FISH
Finding the bait is the key to locating fish in the winter, and the easiest way to do that is to look for birds diving and flying around. If you find an area where birds are actually diving and picking up the bait, you know you’re in the right spot. You’ll find fish on windy points a lot this time of year, but if you don’t have an array of electronics, you can just locate an area where birds are active and cast around until you’re able to fine-tune the location of the bait.

This is where EBS MultiTouch™ will be a big help, because the JerkMaster 121’s sound technology dramatically expands the “range” of the bait when you’re looking for fish. And fish just hit the EBS baits SO much harder, it’s amazing.

One little tip on MultiTouch™: Even though you’re fishing over shad balls in the winter, I frequently switch up the sounds from EBS™ Shad (the actual sounds of a panicked/fleeing shad) to EBS™ Craw (which emits the sound of a snapping shellfish). I’ve caught just as many on craw as shad because it’s a different sound that just catches their attention.

WORKING THE JERKMASTER 121
The first thing to do once you’ve located bait is figure out what that bait is relating to, and whether it’s on a 45-degree (point) or on a steeper drop-off. Shad can suspend in 5 feet in a pocket, or they could be in 25 feet on a point, but it’s really important to find the depth where the bait is in the biggest masses.

If you find fish suspended in 6 to 15 feet of water, stay off of them and make long casts toward shore. I tend to play with the retrieve depending on water temperature. I like to work the bait more in short twitches this time of year than stroking the bait, and pause to let it float up a little. That action imitates what the shad are doing underwater. If you’ve ever seen a dying shad, that’s exactly what it does: it floats up a little and then twitches.

The retrieve kinda goes day to day, but it’s generally better to fish slower, albeit a little more erratically.

ADD A LITTLE WEIGHT TO THE BAIT
Sometimes I’ll add weight to the JerkMaster 121, depending on how deep the fish are. The bait comes with No. 4 Daiichi 4X Strong trebles, and trust me, you can just take it out of the pack and sling it and do just 
fine. I fiddle with all my hooks on all my baits, though, so I’ll run the JerkMaster 121 with thinner-wire No. 4 trebles (which are slightly lighter than the 4X hooks), or I’ll go up in hook size depending on how deep the fish are.  You might be surprised at how a tiny little change in the size of the hook will affect the action, and the way you can fish the bait. If I find myself in a situation where fish are deeper – say 15 feet or more – it’s not unusual for me to switch the No. 4s out to No. 3s, depending on how I want the bait to fall.

THE FINAL DETAILS
I throw a medium-action rod and 12- to 15-pound P-Line fluorocarbon, which I prefer over mono because it doesn’t float the bait up, and has virtually zero stretch. I stick with more opaque colors this time of year because they’re more natural-looking for shad in the winter. My personal favorite is Blue Pearl, but you can go with almost anything in white or off white (Pure Bone or Bone Croaker, for example).

 

 

 


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