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Review of the new Livetarget hollow body crawfish jig – fishing!

Hello fellow AMFisHers and anglers!  With the 2019 open water season not being too far off now I thought I would get back to a new blog post about this really cool new bait!

This post is all about the Livetarget Lures hollow body crawfish jig and it’s quite clear from the picture below this bait is a winning bait!

AMFisH fishing image of Livetarget hollow body crawfish bait

From the second I saw these being talked about at the ICAST fishing show, I instantly knew this was going to be a killer bait that would be responsible for many quality bass being caught!

I recently purchased six of these jigs at local fishing shows that took place not too long ago and I was nothing shy of totally impressed by how well this bait if made, from the quality hook, overall bait construction and the intense amount of details on it…four thumbs up from me on this one!

This is basically a new style of flipping jig, where traditional flipping jigs are way more lacking in the details department, this Livetarget crawfish jig offers us angler so much more when it comes to presenting something so realistic to the bass we fish for, but in that same weedless flipping jig style!

It’s available in a variety of great color patterns and I have featured two great ones in this post!  The deep purple and chartreuse mix in the first image above is a very good choice when you need a lot more flash to trigger a strike. That added chartreuse at the front end of the bait it exactly what will trigger those strikes!

Below is the black and blue color pattern which is quite a common pattern for flipping jigs. This is basically my high confidence and go to bait color pattern for jigs, as it works great in clear water, stained water, overcast days, you name it this pattern is gobble up by bass each and every year!

AMFisH fishing image of Livetarget hollow body crawifsh jig

To help all of you along when it comes to selecting colors for this bait, keep it simple by matching the hatch with a few of them then picking a few other patterns that bring you instant confidence when you hold the bait package in your hand.

Crayfish shell color transitions take place throughout the year and you can never go wrong with a standard crayfish color of all green. A light green or dark green is pretty much a common crayfish shell color in lakes, so by matching that most common color you are sure to get yourself onto some fish!

Sticking on the keeping it simple with colors, I would add in a few darker toned patterns like dark gray, black, red, blue, purple, brown and orange as these other patterns will help you adjust to shell transitions during the season. Oranges and reds shine most mid to late fall as that is the pattern real crayfish shells transition to during late season.

This Livetarget crawfish jig is definitely made to catch fish!  It’s overall design from the guarded hook to make it weedless, to the detailed shell pattern of the jig head tail, there is not much missing from this design!

They have even included and extra pair of crayfish pincher claws with this bait, just incase the existing ones need replacing due to bait damage after too many catches.  The great thing about this design is even if the claws are chewed up or torn off the jig you still have all the skirted material around them that act like claws underwater anyway, as they will flair open when the bait sits at the bottom.

Versatile baits like this are what every angler should always be keeping an eye on, as they allow us to fish these into all the areas bass love to hide in and around, like docks, boat houses, sunken trees, logs, thick weeds, you name it this little craw jig is sleek enough to slide in/around all of the above bass holding structures!

If you are looking for a different style of flipping jig then this Livetarget hollow body crawfish jig if the one to snatch up!  There is no doubt in my mind that you will be able to capitalize off this innovative new bait that will quickly lead to many successful fishing days for you!

Tight lines this season!

The AMFisH guy… Dedicated to helping you catch more fish!

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The tin can that started my fishing passion!

Hi fellow anglers, fishing enthusiasts and AMFishers, this blog post is about the tin can that started my massive passion for fishing!

Who knew a tin can filled with some spinnerbaits could have that massive of an affect on me as a youngster, but it sure did!

I grew up with parents who were not very into the outdoors outside a couple of camping trips per year, so I am pretty sure fishing and the outdoors was just part of who I was and who I wanted to be in life. After having subscribed to the mailing list for the Bass Pro Shops online ordering catalogue, I knew I was spending time on something that had really intrigued me.

I would spend so much time looking through the catalogue at all this fishing stuff I had no idea about, which was very overwhelming but I was all over it trying to read through every bait description and watch every fishing show that was on TV to learn as much as I could.

Not to this red tin can below, I believe it was called the Tin O Spins, which came filled with 10 assorted spinnerbaits. I started out fishing with spinnerbaits as that was the simplest bait I had read about and it also was the most common bait I would see fishing guys using in magazines and the shows. Man oh man was I one happy camper when my first order from Bass Pro Shops arrived, this tin of spinnerbaits really did change my life!

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I was doing everything I could to learn as much about fishing, all my time was dedicated to checking on when the shows would be on, to scrounging up enough money to buy some fishing magazines and even spending that hard earned weekly allowance money of an order from Bass Pro Shops. 

The unfortunate part was I did not get out much and basically lived fishing though my magazines and TV shows, because of my parents not being outdoorsy it was tough to get to any lakes, so you could bet that on those two camping trips per year I would vanish and spend my time casting even though I had limited understanding of what I was actually doing.

Now all these years later I have fished well over 1,000 times, caught some very good quality memorable fish and run a fishing blog and video blog series, looks like all that time back then was spent well.  There is definitely something to be said for finding what you passion or passions in life are and taking as many steps that are needed to live those passions!

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As of today my written blog has reached many people around the world as has my video series and when I spend time responding to questions and comments it feels like it’s the best way to spend my time, helping others learn to catch fish is what I know I was put on this earth to do.

If you are looking to learn more about a specific fresh water fish species or multi species fishing, then AMFisH is the right place for you! Make sure to visit all my social pages, where you will find a lot of value add content and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can follow the bi-weekly videos series!

I would love to know what started your passions and love for fishing so please feel free to share and engage with me on any social platform you are on…looking forward to chatting with many of you soon!

The AMFisH guy…tight lines!

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