Koppers' first swimbait, the
Blueback Herring: Meet Koppers' first foray into the swimbait market, the
new LiveTarget Blueback Herring is as realistic as it gets, and features a
triple segmented body. The Blueback Herring comes in Silver/Blue or
Silver/Green in sinking and fast sinking models. Two sizes, 4 1/2 inch and 5 1/2
inch long, and weights vary depending on models ranging from less than 1 ounce
to 1 3/4 ounce for the larger and fast sinking lure. The standard sinking models
will sink at a rate of 0.5 feet per second while the fast sinking will go down
at 1 foot per second.
Two life-like patterns for this
sinking or fast sinking lure
These new stunning Blueback Herring swimbaits are
designed to target multiple species of fish when they become
available in October. The price will range from 17.99 to 18.99 depending on
You can't get any more realistic than this
amazing sunfish pattern found on the upcoming Koppers Pumpkinseed crankbait
We kind of expected Koppers to introduce the next two items as these are fish
species that are frequently preyed upon by bass. First is the Pumpkinseed sunfish, a
flat-sided crankbait that has an authentic profile and precise swimming action
that's true to live sunfish. The lure is designed to produce a soft roll and
tight wiggle action.
Different sizes and diving depths
The pattern is
incredibly detailed and the color schemes are extremely realistic. The
Pumpkinseed comes in Natural Matte and Metallic Gloss finishes, and will be
with different lip configurations; Large Shallow Dive, Large Medium Dive, Small
Shallow Dive, and Small Medium Dive. Again they will be available in
October and will retail for $12.99.
... and how about a Bluegill
pattern in the same crankbait
Bluegill: The Bluegill features the same profile and design as the
Pumpkinseed sunfish crankbait but with a bluegill pattern. The lure is so
detailed it will likely attract other bluegills to school with
it. Like the Pumpkinseed it comes in Natural Matte and Metallic Gloss finishes,
and comes designed with different lip configurations; Large Shallow Dive, Large Medium
Dive, Small Shallow Dive, and Small Medium Dive.
Grant Koppers shows us all the new
and exciting LiveTarget lures
Conclusion: With the latest
releases Koppers lures achieve an even higher plateau of realism when it comes
to mimicking the true look and action of popular prey. The assortment of lures
that will soon become available will arm anglers with a wide arsenal of baits
for fishing at every depth. At the end of the show Grant asked us if we were
heading back and we told him that we would be fishing Lake Toho prior to flying
back to the West Coast. He grabbed a few baits and told us to give them a try.
Fishing Toho is a story for another day, but we can tell you the fish sure keyed
in on the Live Target lures!