So there I was, walking through Dicks Sporting Goods looking for a new toy and I came across the LiveTarget Hollow Body Sunfish. LiveTarget Hollow Body Sunfish got me HOOKED!
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The LiveTarget Hollow Body Sunfish is a weedless topwater lure. It’s probably one of the most realistic looking fish lures you’re going to find. It comes in 2 sizes, 3” and 3.5”, and on Amazon has about 14 different colors and patterns to choose from and it features a super sharp Trokar double hook (BE CAREFUL).
The LiveTarget Hollow Body Sunfish is so much fun to fish and the action is really impressive. It’s really 2 lures in 1. It’s a cross between your typical hollow body frog, and a “Walk the Dog” style Topwater lure like a Zara Spook. It mimics a dying sunfish or bluegill, and provokes some intense strikes and fishy acrobatics. It’s probably worth mentioning that this doesn’t swim upright like a normal fish would. When it’s in the water, it lies on its side like a dead fish. You can very easily walk it along side to side by leaving some slack in your line and pop your rod tip down. It’s super easy to walk, and actually goes back and forth over 180 degrees if you want it to. With tighter twitches it’ll make tighter and smaller turns. To pop it along and make a bubble trail, its basically the same motion, but a little harder, with less slack. It’ll literally jump into the air if you want it to, and look likes its trying to make an escape from a big predator in it’s final frantic moments.
I don’t normally care too much about product packaging, but the LiveTarget Sunfish package really impressed me. It came with instructions how to fish it, WITH DRAWINGS! I can only think of 1 other company (Rapala) that ever included a pamphlet like this when you purchased their product. LiveTarget wants you to use this lure and succeed, it was basic, but it included some drawings of how to work it. You really can’t go wrong here.
Cons? This is not a windy day lure, but I don’t know that they could have designed it much better. The LiveTarget Sunfish is basically the shape of a sail. The wind blows, and it sort of stops in its tracks, and crashes into the water. It’s just not aerodynamic like other ‘walk the dog” style lures. In its defense, it was breezy when i was playing, ERR UM Testing… The only other negative I could think of was the price. I thought topwater frogs were getting pricey, and this was a few bucks more. But honestly, if you’re like me and like cool lures, its totally worth it.
How can I write such a long article, and go into so much detail on 1 single lure? Because the The LiveTarget Hollow Body Sunfish is so much fun to fish and is super cool. It’s easy to work instantly, it does what you want it to do, and it really makes fish mad! I had so many follows from angry pickerel back to the dock, leaping into the air after this thing! Just like a frog, I lost more fish than I caught, when you see or feel that hit, count to 2 Mississippi’s before you set the hook, or you’ll just rip it out of his mouth. BUY IT!