More lifelike new baits
added to the Live Target series
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of the most realistic looking baits on the market, Live Target lures by Koppers
has become extremely popular since it burst onto the scene a few years ago.
Offering a broad range of both hard and soft baits, their products not only look
amazing but flat out catch fish too. With several new models and colors unveiled
at ICAST 2012, they are sure to gain even more interest and popularity in the
The all new Crappie bait comes in several variations.
The new Live Target Crappie is available with or without a lip. The sinking lip
less rattle bait version will be great for ripping through weeds or for anglers
that would like to probe just a bit deeper. It will be offered in two sizes: 2
1/2” at 7/16oz, and 2 3/4” at 5/8oz. The floating lipped version features flat
sides and a “circuit board” lip that helps it to dive quickly and deflect off
cover. It will be offered in two sizes: 2 1/4” that weighs 1/4oz and dives
3-4', and a 2 1/2” size that weighs 3/8oz and dives 4-5'. All of these baits
will be offered in 3 colors: Natural/Matte, Metallic/Gloss, and Yellow/Matte.
Expect to pay a price of $14.49.
The new Tilapia bait should be a killer in southern waters Tilapia are an
important food source to big Bass.
Available in a lip less rattle bait or floating wake bait configuration, the new
Tilapia should prove very productive. At 3 1/4” long, the floating wake bait
version weighs 3/4oz and will dive to a maximum of 1 foot. For deeper fishing,
the sinking lip less rattle bait style comes in a 2 1/2” size weighing 3/8oz,
and a 3” model weighing 5/8oz. Both styles of Tilapia will come in two colors:
Pearl/Silver, and Natural/Green. Price on the wake bait will be $21.99, while
the lip less model will run $14.49.
The Frog Popper took home the Best in Show for hard baits award!
The all new award winning Frog Popper is the latest addition to the Live Target
frog lineup. With a clear cupped popping face, life like shape, and natural
colors, this bait should provide some explosive topwater strikes. The popper
comes in a 2 1/2” size weighing 1/4oz, and a 3” size weighing 1/2oz. Both sizes
come in five colors: Green/Yellow, Tan/Brown, Fluorescent/Yellow, Yellow/Black,
and Brown/Black. Price will be $14.49.
The new Yellow Perch jointed crankbait.
The new floating Yellow Perch jointed crankbait is available in two sizes and
several diving depths. The 2 7/8” medium diving model weighs 3/8oz and will get
down to the 3-5' range, while the same size and weight in the deep diving model
attains depths from 6-8'. The 3 5/8” medium diver weighs 9/16oz and goes down
to 3-5', while the same size and weight in the deep diving model will plunge
into the 7-10' range. 3 colors will be offered: Natural/Matte, Metallic/Gloss,
and Fluorescent/Matte at a price of $14.49 each.
New crawfish imitating cranks from Live Target.
The new floating square bill crawfish promises to be a great bait for fishing
shallow water. With a unique lip design, this crank will deflect off cover and
recover quickly during the retrieve. The body design and hook setup also allows
it to resist being prone to snagging easily. There will be a 2 3/8” size
available which weighs 1/2oz and dives 3-4', and a 2 3/4” size weighing 5/8oz
and dives 4-5'. Seven colors will be offered: Ghost/Green, Brown/Yellow,
Red/Black, Green/Tan, Brown/Chartreuse, Brown/Blue, and Orange/Brown. Price
will be $14.49 each.
Deep Dive Crawfish:
Adding to the squarebill series, is the newly redesigned deep diving crawfish
line of crankbaits. These will be perfect for dredging the depths down to 18
feet deep. Two sizes will be available in these floating crankbaits: A 2 1/2”
size weighing 5/8oz that dives to 14'+, and a 3” size weighing 1oz that will
attain depths of 18'+. The craws will sport seven color schemes: Ghost/Green,
Brown/Yellow, Red/Black, Green/Tan, Brown/Chartreuse, Brown/Blue, and
Orange/Brown. Look for these to cost $15.49 each.
A really neat bait, the mouse now comes in a plumper size.
While not a new bait, the Mouse will be on the market in a new 3 1/2” size
weighing 1oz. Coming in the larger size, this topwater bait should appeal to
big Bass even more! Look for this new mouse to cost $12.99.
Live Target impressed us and many others at ICAST 2012.
Further expanding an already large and realistic lineup, Koppers continues
releasing impressive, fish catching products within the Live Target line. These
new baits will give anglers something a bit different to throw at fish,
important in these days of heavily pressured waters. With a few awards now
under their belts, these baits are undoubtedly something special. Look for all
the new baits to be hitting stores around November 1st.