We have smart phones. So why not “smart” fishing lures?
Lvingston Lures has been a leader in the development of high-tech fishing lures, creating Electronic Baitfish Sounds (EBS), which provides fishermen with a lure that emits the sounds of natural baitfish.
But it has advanced that technology even further this year, introducing a new line of 30 EBS sounds, Bluetooth connectivity and a smartphone app which allows fishermen to download and store dozens of natural bait sounds into a Livingston lure.
That means a fisherman can switch to the sounds made by the dominant bait in a specific lake — whether it be crawfish, bluegills, shiners, shad or shiners — with a Bluetooth connection and a new smart-phone app.
The new B Venom and B Viper swimbaits will be the first new wave Bluetooth lures on the market. They were unveiled at the recent ICAST Show in Orlando, Fla. They will be available to anglers later this year or early next year.
One warning: You don’t want to get these lures hung up. That would be like losing a mini-computer.