I was looking for a breath of life; my soft plastic shad shaped lure was lying lifeless. Its molded eyes without a twinkle. The fins were so real, but not moving. Looking deeply into its segmented body searching, watching and anticipating. What kind of magic was it going to take to give this lure motion? I could only rig it to swimbait hook and hope for the best. Maybe an inspirational word before casting it. I simply whispered, softly to take this lure and give it life. To let it live and swim. With that being said I raise my arms and drive the rod forward. The Live Magic Shad soars forward plunging in to the lake. I let the ripples die; I dare not move it yet. Then slowly, I retrieve it. I can feel it pulsating. Like a live fish. Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh; back and forth. Then without warning thump. My rod loads up. It’s a heavy feeling that begins pulling against me. Without a warning the bass thrust upwards swinging its head in an effort to dislodge it. After a series of spectacular jumps it gives in. I reach down not even taking the bass out of the water and push the hook out to release him.
Live Magic Shad by Lake Fork Trophy Lures (www.lftlures.com) is a soft, baitfish shaped swimbait that comes alive when reeled. It’s available in white, blue bruiser, barfish, magic shad, chartreuse/pearl, golden shiner, albino shad, green pumpkin, watermelon red/pearl, watermelon seed, watermelon seed/red flake, blue gill, violet shad, sun perch, fire perch, rainbow trout, tilapia and blue back herring color patterns in four different sizes including 3½-inches, 4½-inches, 5½-inches and 8-inches.
The Live Magic Shad is a versatile soft plastic lure that can be used weightless, on a Carolina rig, Texas rigged, drop shotting, on a jig head, wacky rigged, nail rigged or on a swimbait hook. There is really no way of rigging a Live Magic Shad, but countless numbers of bass are caught by anglers just rigging them on a swimbait hook and steadily reeling it in. It’s important to match the swimbait hook to the size of the Live Magic Shad. A swimbait hook that’s too small for the size of soft swimbait lure will not have a gap big enough to hook a bass when it strikes. On the other hand a swimbait hook that’s too big will impede the action of a soft swimbait and bass will not bite it.
Lake Fork Trophy Lures has designed a special swimbait hook especially for the Live Magic Shad lure. The Lake Fork Trophy Lure Swimbait Hook comes in four sizes including 3/0, 5/0, 7/0 and 10/0. These swimbait hooks can be used with any soft swimbait. Use the chart below to match up the size of soft swimbait and hook for the perfect fit. The following chart matches the size of swimbait hook to the Live Magic Shad:
*3/0 hook is a perfect fit for the 3½-inch Live Magic Shad
*5/0 hook is a perfect fit for the 4½-inch Live Magic Shad
*7/0 hook is a perfect fit for the 5½-inch Live Magic Shad
*10/0 hook is a perfect fit for the 8-inch Live Magic Shad
Although versatile, one of the deadliest times to fish a Live Magic Shad on a Lake Fork Swimbait Hook is during the shad spawn around the first full moon of May. Bass will key in on shad spawning on shallow, flat, rocky banks and feed on them until they stop. The smaller Live Magic Shad in 3 ½-inches or 4 ½-inches is the best size to fish with since the shad are not as big this time of year. Its live action swimming motion is so realistic that often live shad will bump and follow the Live Magic Shad as you reel it through schools of shad.
Are you looking for a swimbait lure that has a breath of life in it? One that pulsates and throbs when retrieved with lifelike action. The choice is obvious.
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