You Ready To Rock…the Turtle?!

Don't mess wif Gamera!

Twenty years, give or take. That’s how long I’ve been in the bassin’ biz (I’m not that old!). And I always think I’ve seen it all…until I see something else. The latest installment in this what-will-they-think-of-next bassin’ odyssey is

the Bombshell Turtle.

Yep, turtle. As in, reptile in a box.

Oh – it makes sense. So much sense that you just might buy some.

But it’s still sorta…unbelievable, ain’t it?

You may ask, Why a turtle bait? Lucky for you, the makers of the Bombshell Turtle, Castalia Outdoors, have an answer:

Throughout the history of evolution bass and even saltwater species have aggressively attacked turtles in the wild. Game fish despise egg-raiding turtles in both fresh and salt water and attack juvenile turtles aggressively year-round.

Aggressiveness by largemouth 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? [Where are these “many”?!]

Simply put – this patented new lure shape fills a missing link in the standard soft-plastic lure offering.

(Credit: Castalia Outdoors)

Okay. Question is, does that make you want to try one?

Yes! I’m that friggin’ insane that I do want to try one. Because part of me believes that there’s always a bass dumb enough to bite what I have on. Could be a dang coconut shell with a treble on it, and some pea-brained mossyback’ll eat it.

That’s another difference between me and KVD. He’s hunting for any bass, but I’m looking only for the dumbest ones.

Go turtles!



  1. Dwain

    June 28, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    turrr-dle turrr-dle

    • admin (mostly Jay)

      June 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm

      Good one!

  2. Big Brake Basser

    June 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    A lot of people don’t know this, but the turtle is the original side-imaging unit.

  3. samuel groves

    June 28, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    i never thought about fishing with a turtle before

  4. 5bites

    June 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    First sentence kills it for me. I won’t be trying them.

    • Greg

      June 29, 2011 at 2:27 am

      Oh good grief.

  5. Rich Arnold

    June 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I will purchase if these are made by Megabass!

  6. Brandon S

    June 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    “I like tur-tles”

    • admin (mostly Jay)

      June 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm

      Another good one!

  7. Flip 'N' Pitch

    June 29, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I wonder if they’ll ink an endorsement deal with Bill “Turtle” Lowen! It seems like just a wide bodied lizard or beaver style bait. At three inches, it’s not even as long as a Smallie Beaver. Sure I’ll try some, why not? Nobody thought Brush Hogs would work when they first came out.

  8. Wacko

    June 29, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I have found small turtle shells twice in the stomach of a largemouth bass. I guess the fish would have eventually digested it. Like a fish bone maybe or a shellfish.

    Anyway I thought when I found the turtle shell that the bass messed up. But now I think maybe not.

    • admin (mostly Jay)

      June 29, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      Hey — were you eating basses?

    • Flip 'N' Pitch

      June 29, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you for doing your part in “Selective Harvesting”!

  9. 5bites

    June 29, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Wonder why they don’t eat them like we eat sunflower seeds?

    • Rich Arnold

      July 13, 2011 at 11:55 am

      Because Bass don’t play baseball!

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