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Bomber Crankbaits

The Bomber Bait Company is the outgrowth of the fishing experiences of two Texas fishin buddiesIke Walker and C.S. Turbeville. Avid anglers in the mid-thirties and early forties, they spent most of their fishing time on North Texas impoundments, filled with trees and brush. This kind of fishing caused all sorts of problems for these early structure fisherman. The lures on the market at that time did not meet their needsthey wanted a lure that they could get down deep, and yet one that wasn't always hangin-up.

To meet this special, and growing need, these enterprising anglers began to create and field test lure shapes they carved from discarded cedar power poles, given to them by the local power company. Walker and Turbeville crafted their lures metal parts from discarded tobacco cans. Hooks were taken from old lures, sharpened and mounted on their latest models. During WWII such materials were not readily available, thus they had to be creative in their pursuit of the perfect lure. By 1946, these anglers-turned-lure-designers founded the Bomber Bait Company. Their modest production facility was headquartered in Turbevilles garage.

During the early years, the only lure made and sold was the now famous Bomber. In the early 1960s, they began to design and produce other styles of lures. It was then they met, and later employed, a noted local angler, Floyd Mabry. Mabry traveled throughout the country fishing with leading outdoor writers, distributors and tackle shop owners, demonstrating the virtues of fishing with Bomber baits. Mabry became a true fishing legend when he was inducted into the Fishing Hall of Fame. Until his death in 1991, Mabry could be found almost every day, living his legendfishing on his favorite lake, using his favorite lurea Bomber.

Bomber Fat Free Shad - This is the original Fat Free Shad that started a crankbait revolution in 1995. Mark Davis BASS Masters Classic victory was the shot heard round the world for the Fat Free Shad, which coincidentally made its debut on the market just weeks after Davis victory. Davis credited the new crankbait with winning him competitive fishings biggest prize. The three inch 3/4 ounce Fat Free Shad boasts an enticing tight wobble, kick-out paddle, 3-D eyes, a realistic scale finish and Excalibur Rotating Treble Hooks. 3" 3/4OZ 7.62cm 23g 14-18ft #4 hooks. The Fat Free Shad is available in fourteen different colors.

Bomber Fat Free Shad Fingerling - The 2 3/8 inch Fat Free Fingerling is just the right size for most crankbait situations. This lure is winning bass tournaments across the country and has established itself as a multi-species fish-catcher. The Fingerling, available in floating models covers water in the 8 to 10 foot range. Like all Fat Free Shads, the Fingerling features a kick-out paddle, a tight waddle and XCalibur Tx3 Rotating Treble Hooks. 2 3/8", 3/8oz, 5.08cm, 10.3g, dives 8-10ft, #6 XCalibur Tx3 Rotating Treble Hooks. The Fingerling model is available in seven different colors.

Bomber Fat Shad Jr - The Bomber Fat Free Shad Junior is one of the most utilized fishing lures of professional big fish anglers because it operates in depths (8-14 ft.) that big fish are often found. The Bomber Fat Free Shad Jr. has great castability, a tight wiggle and a pulsating vibration that is unmatched for its size. Much like its bigger brother, the Original Fat Free Shad, the Fat Free Shad Jr. has become a staple of crankbait fishermen everywhere. The Fat Free Shad Jr model is 2 1/2" in length and weighs 1/2oz. We offer this bait in seven different colors.

Bomber Model A - If you were limited to only one crankbait, you'd do well making it a Model A Bomber. A staple with avid fishermen for decades, the Model A's timeless design, workhorse durability and true running dependability, define the meaning of a Go to lure. What makes a bait legendary? It has to catch fish. Lots of them and do it again and again. That's the Bomber Model A. A proven performer. The Model A comes in three different sizes: the BO6A is 2 1/8", weighs 3/8oz and dives from 6' to 8' . The BO7A is 2 5/8", weighs 1/2oz and dives from 8' to 10'. The BO8A is 3", weighs 5/8oz and dives from 10' to 13'. The Model A crank baits are available in sixteen different colors.

Bomber Fat A - The Bomber Fat "A" Series of fishing lures is designed to deliver a buoyancy characteristic equal to or greater than wooden crankbaits. The "fatter," more buoyant body design also provides more internal space for additional ultra-sound rattles, making the Fat "A" Series the loudest among similarly sized crankbaits. Great bass fishing lures. The Bomber Fat A comes in two models: the BO5F is 2" in length, weighs 3/8oz and dives from 6' to 8' . The BO6F is 2 1/4" in length, weighs 5/8oz and dives from 8' to 10'. This lure is currently offered in six different colors.

Bomber Flat A - This Bomber Lures flat-sided crankbait fishing lure generates a tight, vibrating action that is a great choice for cool and clear water situations. With near-neutral buoyancy, this fishing lure has a slow rise and can be cast for distance. Use the Bomber Flat A crankbaits for bass fishing. The Bomber Flat A cranks at depths of 3-5 feet and trolls in the range of 5-6 feet. At 2 1/2 inches, the Flat A weighs 3/8 of an ounce and is equipped with Excalibur Tx3 Rotating Treble Hooks. Equally effective fished painstakingly slow or burned for a reaction bite. The Flat a is available in eight different colors.