Bombshell 3" Hybrid Turtle Lure

The original name and an innovative leader in this new category for soft-plastics. Throughout the history of evolution bass and even saltwater species have aggressively attacked JUVENILE TURTLES in the wild.

  • All new 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 and moving naturally through vegetation
  • 13 natural and proven fish-catching colors

Best Use

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 drop 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!


Bombshell Hybrid Turtle Lure
3-Inch, 6-Count Pack

Your Missing Link to More & Bigger Fish

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.

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.





Not just during the bass bedding season, bass continue to eat juvenile turtles year-around to naturally ensure survival of the bass species. Female turtles produce hundreds, if not thousands of hatchlings every year – ever wonder why our lakes are not just overwhelmed by millions of turtles? Sure, birds, snakes, racoons and other animals take their share, but bass regularly eat them to equal natures balance and as a protein source. JUVENILE TURTLES have soft shells and are easily digested whole by bass as evidenced by anglers who have found many a juvenile turtle in the gullet or stomach of their catch. SALTWATER: Good reports of success, casting the lure on top of Sargassum and allowing the lure to drop off the edge and slowly descending below the cover for aggressive saltwater strikes!

Simply put – this new lure shape fills a missing link in the standard soft-plastic lure offering. 95% of the hits on this Bombshell Turtle Lure is on the drop, so a tantalizing slow descent with its automatic leg action will draw more strikes. It can be rigged like many other soft plastic lures, “pop” the lure for multiple descents during the retrieve near underwater structure to lure big fish out of cover – let the lure do the work, pop and retrieve it s-l-o-w.

The Hybrid Bombshell Turtle Lure has an elongated shell that enables bullet-like casting and a slender body profile to allow better swimming through vegetation. This design also makes it easier for anglers to set the hook more efficiently. The elongated shell and claw-like legs can also imitate a crab profile. The legs are designed for maximum action during a weighted retrieve. Or let it descend horizontally with a slow “do-nothing” finesse action using little or no weight so that it mimics a turtle’s natural fall.

FOR BEST RESULTS: Use the Bombshell Finesse Weighted Hook, or the new Bombshell Pivoting Head “Jiggy” Hook



Visit other relevant blogs:
Tempting Turtle Tidbits – by Capt. Ron Presley“Shell Game” Juvenile Turtles Tempt Bass and Other Predators – by David A. BrownAngling International Magazine •  The Secret Message Behind Baby Turtle Lureswww.kayakfishinggear.comA Skeptic’s View of New Lure •  Field & Stream – The Honest AnglerThe Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource GuideT Brinks FishingGreat Lakes ScuttlebuttBassmaster ICAST SlideshowBombshell Turtle Fishing Lure ReviewIllinois Outdoors •  Texas Fishing ForumYakAnglerManVersusFishBombshell Turtle Bodacious for Bass Fishing •  Barracuda Eats Sea Turtles on Cozumel