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Post  thekingfeeder on Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:37 pm

Anyone tried the bombshell turtles yet? I know the Bass in my pond have accepted them with open mouths.

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Post  Backlash on Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:28 am

Never heard of them. Do you have a link?
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Post  thekingfeeder on Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:22 am

Site is preventing me from posting a link. A quick google of bombshell turtle should turn it up. A.K.'s carries them. 6 bucks a pack. I think it was 5 something, but for all intensive purposes it ended up being around 6 bucks a pack.

I tease those I have talked to about them. My first cast with them ever, within 3 sec of it hittn the water, I was setting the hook on a small one. Now, this time of year, in my pond, put anything right in front of a small one and he will hit. Wasn't necessarily the bait. Since then, I have caught them on a regular basis with the bombshell.

I have been using a 7' casting rod rated to 3/4oz. Daiwa Tierra 153h with 10lb mono tied directly to a weighted 3/0 hook. This last time I tied on a Mustad Power Lock Plus. It has the spring to twist the bait onto. Other times, I have used a Gamakatsu without the lock spring. (Note about the line weight: my pond doesn't have much in the way of cover for the most part. That is why I am able to use only 10lb test. If I were to use this in an area with heavy cover, I would bump up the lb test.)

Once it hits the water, it has a nice controlled decent. Even the pack explains this is when you get most of your strikes. I will let it sit a minute, then give it 3 bumps (similar to Carolina rigging) then let it rest a minute and repeat. I have played with a steady retrieve, erratic, skimming the surface, and everything in between. The 3 bumps seem to work for me best.

There are other ways to rig the bait of course. The package also suggests pinning a texas rig. I tried that. With the weight on the nose, it kept doing a nose dive through the water. Not a bad thing, just not the presentation I was looking for. Using the weighted hook, it allows the bait to flutter slowly to the bottom.

Once I detect a bite, almost immediately, I will attempt to cross his eyes. I may hesitate for a moment, but not long. Every so often, I will hook him in the lips, most of the time it seems to be lodged back in his mouth. Just to ease removal, I will crimp down the barb. From what I can tell, there is no special hookset needed like with other baits. As a matter of fact, since you aren't dealing with a long worm, it doesn't take them near as long to get the business end of that hook into position.

I am obviously just sharing my personal experience. There may be a better way to fish this bait. That is the beauty of fishing. There is usually no wrong way of doing things, just less effective. Wink

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Post  Coach on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:10 pm

Good looking lure. May have to try one .
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Post  Snagged on Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:23 pm

I saw a quick note about these another forum earlier today. Might have to try some out if I can find some at a store that is open when I'm off work Rolling Eyes
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Post  Backlash on Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:25 am

Here's the link to their website: http://castaliaoutdoors.com/bombshell-turtle-lure/ Interesting lure! Just as interesting they have a crab version of this lure.
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Post  Coach on Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:38 pm

Watched a link of this bait on youtube. I don't care about the fish they catch as that is their job to sell you the bait. They won't show you them not catching fish. Looks like it has great action.
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