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EFTTEX Awards 2012 - Best New Soft Lure

Paladin Castalia Bombshell Turtle

Why a 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 game fish despise egg-raiding turtles, attacking them aggressively year-round.

Aggressiveness by bass toward juvenile turtles has been well documented for more than 35 years in films featuring largemouth bass behaviour – bringing many to ask: What took so long to make the lure?

Simply put, this new lure shape fills a missing link in the standard soft-plastic lure world.Ninety-five per cent of the hits on this Bombshell Turtle are on-the-drop, the tantalising slow descent with its automatic leg action drawing 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 slowly. There is simply nothing like the Bombshell Turtle lure and it will prove to be your missing link to more and bigger fish.

The 3-inch Bombshell Turtle is available in eight fish-catching colours, packed in six-count re-sealable bags.