Livingston Lures Pro Ripper
Disclaimer: I am new to bass fishing and don't have much experience with other baits.
This was the first hard bait that I purchased. I bought it because I was very impressed with the way it looked and the innovative idea of applying life-like sound.
It casts very easily and has great action in the water. It rips through grass without snags.
After a few casts I was able to land a 2-3lb bass.
Overall, I am pleased with the product. It looks great and has the real life-like action I was wanting in a bait.
October 11, 2013
I don't usually throw a lot of lipless crankbaits unless grass is present. On my home lake (rock bottom, no grass) there are a couple weeks in fall when bass suspend and chase shad in the middle of coves. That is usually the only time I throw a lipless bait but this lure has changed that.
The Pro Ripper has been great around docks. I yo-yo it in the strike zone or burn it by ladders and cross members. I think the sound really helps when yo-yoing.
My favorite technique with the Pro Ripper is getting it hung up in brush and ripping it out. Hold on cause this will produce giants!
Also a great substitue for a spoon when targeting suspended schools of bass. It doesn't fall over on its side when falling like other lipless baits.
For you meat hunters, BIG white bass love this lure!
Beauty Shad, Black Back Chrome and Citrus Sparkle are my favorite colors.
October 14, 2013
My go to lipless crankbait
I love throwing these in the prespawn and yo yoing it in front of big prespawn females in staging areas. I also like to throw it in the grass and rip it out. You will get some very vicious strikes like that. Also the sand bass (white bass) and striper will eat them too. The technology is just amazing I really do believe that it helps attract fish to it. Spring Craw, Black back chrome, Blue back chrome, Gold shad, and Tiger spots are my favorite colors to use anytime of the year.
January 2, 2014
I picked up one of these and have fished with it quite a bit. I can definitely say that these lures are well made all around. I love fishing lip-less crankbaits and these ones made me love it even more. I usually just fish them at different depths until I find where the fish are and then have some fun! Between the rattles and the electronic technology, these lures make a pretty clear difference.
October 30, 2013