Bombshell Turtle Fishing Lure Review


 Perhaps you have seen the ads and banners online for Castaila Outdoor's newest creation, a soft-plastic turtle lure? Or maybe you have watched the impressive YouTube advertisement for the Bombshell Turtle, complete with a turtle in a glass, tempting hungry bass? I was skeptical but interested in this new lure and recently received a few, in two different colors.

It's recommended to fish the Bombshell Texas-Rigged and I did so as you can see in the abovevideo. You'll notice the lure doesn't have a whole lot of action, except perhaps on a quick retrieve or on a fast jerk. This is also an observation noted by Field and Stream, in their ICAST Pool video test. The lure looks great, feels very solid and durable to the touch, but seems to lack significant action in the water. Bombshell Turtle does have a nice hook slot in the bottom, allowing for easy rigging and hopefully easy hookups. I think the best application of this lure is in the spawning time, when anglers infuriate bass by dropping various predator-style lures on their beds. Artificial crayfish, frogs, bluegill, and now even turtle lures can be utilized thanks to Bombshell. I have no doubts that it should catch fish in this environment, but I tried it out over the summer, well past the spawn, without much luck for largemouth. Still, there are quite a few videos on YouTube showing anglers nailing the bass on the Bombshell Turtle, so I wouldn't rule it out too fast. 



This lure comes in a great selection of different colors, several in varied hues or mixed blends for better variation. There are 8 colors total, from Black/Silver to Softshell and Snapper. Each pack comes with 6 turtles, in a very nicely-designed bag (see above). The marketing behind this little lure is quite intense and I feel their website is worth a look, even if you aren't going to buy any lures. Castaila also makes an interesting saltwater crab lure, called the Bombshell Crab.

The Bombshell Turtle is not a terrible lure. In fact, I actually like it-I love seeing a new, unique and interesting lure design. It's quite durable, comes in nice array of colors, and has received some decent marketing online. However, I can't say I entirely recommend this lure to my readers. This is chiefly due to the limited action it has in the water. On a quick retrieve, the back fins get moving, but on a slow falls it really seems lifeless. It might work better had the paddles been more thin or angled differently. Overall, The Bombshell Turtle by Castaila Outdoors is a unique lure that may need a little more refining before I would feel very confident using it on a regular basis. Check it out today at Castaila Outdoors website!

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October 7, 2012 at 10:42 PM delete

This looks awesome! Just might have to try it out!

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October 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM delete

Thanks for the review. Very interesting bait. I wouldn't mind trying it if for no other reason than to say I caught a bass on a turtle bait. Since bass are known to eat anything, I'm sure it would work if conditions are right.

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October 10, 2012 at 5:51 AM delete

The turtle lure is a pretty cool thing!

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June 7, 2013 at 5:35 PM delete

That kind of artificial lure is really the ideal lure to be used in that place. IT can easily attracts fishes who lived in that area. Good thing that you shared this kind of information to the people.

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July 7, 2013 at 1:49 AM delete

4/5ft running ledger rig with a pennel. size 6/0 to 8/0. biggish baits, couple of squid or whole cuttle. dont go to light. i use 60lb minimum but regulary go upto a 100lb if theres alot of conger about.
fishing heavy end gear doesnt put the cod of, and when hooked you dont want them to come of. ive seen alot of cod lost to poor end tackle, normaly fishing to light. big cod have big teeth! do you use crab lures

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February 29, 2016 at 7:29 PM delete

Ok, I have used this lure. Shortly after spawn. One day I caught 7 bass in 7 casts with it. All 3 to 5 pounders. However on into later summer other lures outperformed it. The later in the summer the less fish, till I quit using it late summer or early fall. Had as much fun with it as any though, the bass just slammed it when they would hit it. Almost as much fun as topwaters. I only had luck with it TX rigged.

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February 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM delete

Ok, I have used this lure. Shortly after spawn. One day I caught 7 bass in 7 casts with it. All 3 to 5 pounders. However on into later summer other lures outperformed it. The later in the summer the less fish, till I quit using it late summer or early fall. Had as much fun with it as any though, the bass just slammed it when they would hit it. Almost as much fun as topwaters. I only had luck with it TX rigged.

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Be nice.