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TackleTour Autopsy: Scary Cute... Live Target's Field Mouse


Date: 10/31/12
Tackle type: Lures
Manufacturer: Live Target
Reviewer: Zander

Introduction: Halloween is time for carving pumpkins, trick-or-treating or just staying in and watching that make your skin crawl horror flick. As we suck in all the sights of ghouls and zombies this Halloween the one "monster" that we are absolutely looking to catch up with are of  the green scaled variety that lurk under the water's surface. These "largemouth" monsters are known to be voracious feeders, even preying on unsuspecting birds and rodents that happen to go swimming at the wrong time. 


This Halloween let's get down with some rats...


Appropriate for Halloween are creepy crawly rat baits, and there are plenty of them on the market so what was Live Target thinking when they released a topwater rat in 2011? Well for starters they were thinking smaller rather than bigger and rather than release another me-too rat they introduced a mouse, a Field Mouse to be exact.


...ok maybe not rats but Field Mice. Here we compare the 2 1/4" and 2 3/4" sizes


The Live Target Field Mouse is available in two sizes 2 1/4" and 2 3/4" sizes weighing 5/8 and 3/4oz. respectively. Both feature the same realistic look and attention to detail that we have come to expect from the brand. The Field Mouse is a topwater lure that is designed to be walked on the surface much like a hollow bodied frog. 


The Field Mice feature arms complete with colored paws...


This bait is armed with a frog hook that comes in contact with the rear section of the mouse to create a weedless lure that is designed to be fished across everything from open water to thick vegetation. 


...but what really makes this bait is the realistic looking tail


Like traditional frogs the Field Mouse has skirted legs that swing side to side as the bait is walked, but what adds an extra level of realism to this bait is the long tail that snakes back and forth with the legs. This tail looks extremely realistic and is even painted to match the rest of the bait. The finish on the lures is phenomenal and everything from the coloration of the face and ears to the colored paws lends itself to a bait that is not just lifelike looking but dare I say it.... cute.


Next Section: Break out the knife, time to dissect this mouse











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