Rechargeable Twitching Lure Review: Does it Work?
• Good for nighttime fishing
• Uses light and vibration to attract fish
• Works better in murky or disturbed waters
• Real-world results inconclusive
• Not ideal in calm, shallow water
Rechargeable Twitching Lure
Rechargeable Twitching Lure is advertised as the first rechargeable fishing lure which uses Vibra-Strike technology to catch fish more efficiently.
Claims & Features
- First rechargeable electronic lure
- Flashes and twitches to mimic wounded bait fish
- Charges in minutes
- Lights up in the dark
- Works for day or night fishing
- Water activated
Cost & Availability
You can purchase the lure from the official product website. There are currently two options: a 2 pack for $19.99 + $6.99 P&H per lure or a single lure for $19.99 + $6.99 P&H.
Rechargeable Twitching Lure Commercial
The TV commercial below has been airing as of this writing.
Rechargeable Twitching Lure Reviews
Rechargeable Twitching Lure is advertised as a high-tech fishing lure that can be charged from your computer or smart device, allowing you to fish for hours. The lure offers 3 ways to attract fish, with sound, light, and movement. It flashes, buzzes, vibrates, and twitches to mimic a wounded bait fish in hopes of attracting nearby fish looking for a snack. But does it work?
Obviously, a lure in and of itself will not make or break any angler, but there are those who always want to try the latest gadget or gizmo to see if it gives them the upper hand. Regarding vibrating lures, Jim Porter’s Guide to Bass Fishing notes, “To some anglers, vibrating lures are just another style of lure to be taken out and dusted off for a short while when the local Sunday newspaper mentions one has been used to catch fish. But, to a smaller crew of hard-core fishermen, this style is considered indispensable. For a few, they’re the only style of lure used.”
Lighted lures are another style that have been referred to as gimmicky, yet also coveted by some fishermen. Live Outdoors notes that lighted lures have been banned in a few states, and are the subject of debate. Further, the price of lighted lures also dissuades some from purchasing them. They write, “The Laser Lure brand, for example, costs around $20 for a lure. Such a high price tag causes many anglers to hesitate even throwing them. Furthermore, with any product, a rise in popularity brings with it several low-budget products that try to cash in on the boom. Be wary of cheap lures should you want to try out a lighted lure.”
When you cast the lure, it takes a few seconds for it to activate and begin twitching. Thus, there is no on/off switch, but it is activated when it hits the water. When in the water it vibrates and “swims” in a realistic motion.
Rechargeable Twitching Lure has a double offer, meaning you’ll pay a total of $33.97 for two lures when you factor shipping into the cost. You can also purchase just one for about $27 including shipping. Although there are much higher end lures that cost more, at about $17 per lure, Rechargeable Twitching Lure is expensive. As one commenter noted, it is “an expensive tool that could disappear with one sharp toothed fish.”
You may find some reviews that state the advertising guarantees a hit on every cast, although that verbiage no longer appears in any advertisements. It’s no wonder, because it is virtually impossible make such a guarantee, and one must wonder if the company was flooded with requests challenging them on this point.
This product is brought t you by Tristar Products Inc, one of the largest As Seen on TV marketing firms in the world. As of this writing, the company boasts an impressive A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. This does not guarantee that products will work, only that the company is responsible in dealing with customer complaints.
Perhaps the biggest complaint associated with the Rechargeable Twitching Lure as of this April 2016 writing is that of shipping times. Some customers have said that it took about two months for the lures to arrive, which some consumers feel is excessive. These customers who have expressed frustration with the slow shipping process in online reviews are sure to bring the overall rating of the product down before they’ve even given it a proper evaluation. This, unfortunately, is common with As Seen on TV products.
The lure has a connection which allows you to charge it via the included USB cable, which only measures of a couple of inches long.
You may want to view the excellent review by Salt Strong, embedded below. The two men fished for about two hours using the lures. They recommended not using them in clear, calm, shallow water, because it seemed to scare fish away. They had much more luck in murky waters with more disturbance, where fish may need more vibration, noise, or light. “I probably won’t use it very much,” one of the men concluded.
You can find a number of twitching lures in stores and online, many of them far less expensive than Rechargeable Twitching Lure. A cursory Amazon search for twitch lures, for example, yields a number of high-rated alternatives for under $10. It may pay to shop around if this is something you are interested in purchasing.
Catching fish is more about savvy angling than fancy lures. That said, Rechargeable Twitching Lure does perform its advertised function of twitching, vibrating, and light up as a way to catch fish. There are some instances where this is not ideal, such as in calm water where fish may be scared off by the device. It seems to be somewhat of a gimmick that in most cases won’t catch more fish than less expensive lures.
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