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