Livingston Lures Dive Master
Keep your Livingston chirping
"I recently contacted Jason of Livingston Lures to ask how to tell if my lure was making sound. His reply was very helpful.
He said, "Wet your fingers and touch both HOOK HANGERS at the same time. You should hear a 'chirping' sound within seconds."
He cautioned to dry the hanger contacts after use and keep other lures from touching the Livingston so power does not drain from the battery.
Ads say the battery will last for 2 years, but that is shelf life. Use within the water is 100 to 150 hours. If the sound of your lure does not last that long, they will stand behind their product and replace it, if you keep your proof of purchase."
March 29, 2014
Both the DM14 and DM20 are great crankbaits in deep water. However, I have found when fish are shallow they can be just as effective. Instead of burning them I try to move the lures as slowly as possible, pausing the lure to let the injured shad sound do its work. There is no question when a bass bites. They try to take the rod out of your hands.
October 15, 2013
worked for me
I purchased one of these in candy finish 14 series. I was not initially impressed with the paint job but decided to give it a try due to the commercial hype like everyone else. Entered a tournament today was having trouble putting fish in the boat throwed everything I could and had only landed a few small ones on an A rig. First cast on a rock bluff landed a 5.4, 4th cast on same bank landed a 6.5. unfortunately got hung up shortly there after in a deep stump and lost the lure. Gimmick or not I can't say but other cranks with better paint jobs didn't catch fish for me and this one did so I am going to order several more. 4th place out of 21 boats and I am thinking I would have placed higher if I didn't lose that lure lol.
March 16, 2014
really wanting this to catch fish...
...but it hasn't caught anything. it does make noise, and has good action but apparently the fish don't really care. i'm not gonna say it's just a gimmick without fishing with it more, but i am disappointed in it thus far. manufacturers can pump all kinds of technology into lures, but if a fish is hungry i believe it'll eat whatever crosses in front of it.
August 26, 2014