Bombshell Turtle - throw something different.
Why a bombshell turtle fishing lure? Throughout the history of evolution, bass and even saltwater species have aggressively attacked JUVENILE TURTLES in the wild. Both fresh and saltwater gamefish despise egg-raiding turtles, attacking them aggressively throughout the seasons. It’s nature’s way of balancing population shifts in the wild.
Unique bait category for fresh and saltwater fishing
A natural bait for most game fish
Hybrid design increases lure versatility
Texas-rig similar to most other soft-plastic lures
Slim profile for casting easily and moving naturally through vegetation
Natural and proven fish-catching colors
Nature’s Perfect Creature Lure
– Driven by a fish’ DNA to Strike
Aggressive attacks by bass toward juvenile turtles has been well documented for more than 35 years in films featuring largemouth bass behavior – bringing many to ask, what took so long to make the lure?
Until now, no one has created a lifelike, fish-able soft plastic lure like the 3” Hybrid Bombshell Turtle Lure. History has proven that adult game fish in both fresh and saltwater attack juvenile turtles, and this unique shape is irresistible to fish. When fish are presented with the slow fall of the turtle lure they consistently strike it aggressively.
Simply put – this new lure shape fills a missing link in the standard soft-plastic lure offering.
Best Use ...
Best fished in slow finesse manner with no or little weight - mimicking the slow awkward action of a LIVE turtle.
Sure, you can power "buzz" the turtle topwater or just below the surface to draw reactionary strikes much like you can with many other lures. But the awkward, side-to-side slow sinking action of this lure makes it unique.
The Bombshell Turtle lure is best used in a finesse bait presentation, an ultra-slow, wiggle-wiggle body-shifting dropped in and around vegetation that is irresistible to big bass (see video strikes above). It is an evolutionary-driven desire for bass to strike turtles both as species protection (turtles eat bass eggs during the bedding process) and as an easy meal throughout the year. Live turtles are not nature's best swimmers - the Bombshell Turtle has the perfect juvenile size, backward facing legs (like a real turtle) and natural awkward drop on a finesse-weighted or hook-only rig to fool bass every time!
FOR BEST RIGGING RESULTS: Use the Bombshell Finesse Weighted Hook.
Visit other relevant blogs:
Tempting Turtle Tidbits – by Capt. Ron Presley • “Shell Game” Juvenile Turtles Tempt Bass and Other Predators – by David A. Brown • Angling International Magazine • The Secret Message Behind Baby Turtle Lures • www.kayakfishinggear.com • A Skeptic’s View of New Lure • Field & Stream – The Honest Angler • The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide • T Brinks Fishing • Great Lakes Scuttlebutt • Bassmaster ICAST Slideshow • Bombshell Turtle Fishing Lure Review • Illinois Outdoors • Texas Fishing Forum • ManVersusFish • Bombshell Turtle Bodacious for Bass Fishing