Lucky Craft Live Pointer Hardbaits
Not Bad, but not a Jerk Bait.
Despite Lucky Crafts website claiming this is a Jerk bait, IMO it is not. This lure should be treated like a shallow diver or swimbait. Action is pretty decent but not up to par with the Strike Pro America lures which, again, IMO have better action, attention to detail, and fishing adaptability. This bait worked best on 12# line and with a medium slow to medium fast retrieve. The reels tested were my Daiwa Sol and Daiwa HSTA on Falcon Reaction series rods, shallow crankbait, jerk bait special, and T7 All around. She felt best to me with the Sol and Shallow crank rod. My last advice is to ditch the gut treble and to move up a size on the rear treble, or use a small live bait hook if you don't want a treble.
February 17, 2008
They do work well
Very good action and very realistic color patterns. I only use 3 colors for these lures: MS American Shad, Ghost Minnow, and Bleeding Shad. I've had a few break on me, as the wires connecting the body parts aren't all that durable. And, I've replaced the tail trebles on all of mine with Owner tournament series dressed trebles because the ones they ship with, while very sharp, unravel after about a day of hard fishing. Finally, buy some clear acrylic spray coating and give each a quick spray. The paint on these lures chips very easily. But boy, do these lures catch fish.
October 16, 2010
I received a Live Pointer minnow for Christmas and was excited to use it this spring. I had used it on one trip in March and caught 5 nice bass, one being about 5 1/2 lbs. The second trip I hooked into a largemouth bass about 3 lbs and the lure broke in half at the boat. I've only caught 8 fish on the lure before the wires in the flexible center broke. I contacted Luckycraft about getting a replacement ( which was 6 weeks ago ) and haven't gotten a response. I'd say this lure is not durable enough for the price they are charging. If Luckycraft replys to me and replaces my lure, I may consider continuing to buy their products, but until then I'm going to find a competitors alternative.
May 18, 2006
My partner and I used this bait to win a Emerald Bass Club Tournament on a natural lake in Oregon. The other guys were locked in on spinnerbaits and jigs. In practice I caught a few on topwater but couldnt get them to the boat. In the tourney we twitched the Live Pointer around the edges of the pads and put 16 lbs in the boat. We did not lose a fish all day.
November 25, 2011