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LIVETARGET Lures Rainbow Smelt Jerkbait

LIVETARGET Lures Rainbow Smelt Jerkbait

Present the LIVETARGET Rainbow Smelt on the winward side of structure such as submerged shoals, points and piers; then throw it - pitch it - jerk it - twitch it.

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Rainbow Smelt JerkbaitShallow Dive3-4 ft2 3/4 in1/8 oz#8Select Color$12.99 USD
Rainbow Smelt JerkbaitDeep Dive5-7 ft3 5/8 in5/16 oz#6Select Color$13.49 USD
Rainbow Smelt JerkbaitShallow Dive3-4 ft3 5/8 in5/16 oz#6Select Color$13.49 USD
Rainbow Smelt JerkbaitDeep Dive7-9 ft4 1/2 in5/8 oz#4Select Color$13.99 USD
Rainbow Smelt JerkbaitShallow Dive3-5 ft4 1/2 in5/8 oz#4Select Color$13.99 USD
Rainbow Smelt
Deep Dive5-6 ft2 3/4 in1/8 oz#8Select Color$12.99 USD
The LIVETARGET Rainbow Smelt, a detailed and realistic stick bait, has a profile and anatomy you’ll have to see to believe. On top of the life-like look, the Rainbow Smelt has a weight transfer system, rattle chamber, suspension capabilities and speed versatility. The precise lip design and intricately positioned stabilizers are strategically aligned to offer a deadly 'rolling' and 'tail kick' combination to fuel predatory instincts.

Present the LIVETARGET Rainbow Smelt on the winward side of structure such as submerged shoals, points and piers; then throw it - pitch it - jerk it - twitch it.
Rainbow SmeltRainbow Smelt

The adult Rainbow Smelt can be associated with the Great Lakes and reservoirs throughout much of the U.S and Canada. This schooling target is preyed upon by freshwater gamefish such as: Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, Trout and Salmon.
4.5 Stars based on 3 reviews
By David Seber
November 23, 2018
Awesome bait
Great fall bait where I live. Caught some big Northern and Walleyes with this bait. I have only ever used the Silver/Blue. Only issue I have is out of the 3 that I have used so far 2 have had hooks break.
By Vince
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
January 10, 2018
Laker Magnet
I'm from Canada and these things are amazing for early season Lake trout. The finish holds up pretty well even after multiple attacks, hooks are a little flimsy though, I would suggest upgrading them if you're expecting big fish.

In very clear water - Most successful with the 3.5" Black/Gold and 4.5" Silver/Blue, trolling or casting through schools of real smelt.

They'll also catch pike/walleye/bass - basically anything that can see or hear will hit those.

Great product!
ProsDetailed and durable finish
ConsHooks on the flimsy side (Do the job but could be sturdier)
By keith
Athens, OH
March 5, 2015
great for river bass in ohio
can't say why but this bait out fished other jerkbaits five to one on my local Hocking River in Ohio. We have red darters as forage along with shad, bluegill, shinners, etc.
the rainbow smelt mimics the red darters well. I caught twelve fish while my buddies caught two. then we switched baits and the live target kept on working.
Prosgood action realistic profile and colors
Conshangs up in cover easily price
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