Missile Baits continues to expand their arsenal of baits
with the Bomb Shot
Impressions: The Bomb Shot is a four inch (4") long, soft plastic bait with an elongated, asymmetric hourglass shape. The bait's main body can best be described as an anorexic version of the company's popular D-Bomb trailer bait. It has a solid head section followed by a very slim profile consisting of a thin, solid core and rings down to the beginning of the bait's tail section.
The Bomb Shot is a 4 inch finesse bait
The Bomb Shot's tail flares back out in the shape of an elongated oar and is roughly one quarter the bait's length. As with all of Missile Baits's product I've fished thus far, the plastic is very soft and the colors intricate.
It features an elongated, asymmetrical, hourglass shape
Real World Tests: The Bomb Shot has been one of my go-to drop shot baits since the Fall of 2018. The solid head section makes nose hooking a breeze and the bait's action in the water is very natural. It picks up line movement and current action easily and moves in the water with a very enticing undulation.
A look at it's oar shaped tail
Because of its diminutive size, I find you have to really pay attention to your line and those tell tale pressure bites with the
Bomb Shot. It's just so easy for a fish to inhale.
Fish tend to inhale this diminutive bait
The bait's solid core, while thin, is also substantial enough to enable Texas rigging especially if you use a light wire hook like
Gamakatsu's G-Finesse Worm Light Hook w/ Tin Keeper (I'd recommend size 1). But I couldn't get past how effective the bait is in a drop shot presentation.
It's made with a very supple plastic
As with any soft plastic, durability depends a lot on the temperament of the fish you catch and whether they are inhaling the bait, nibbling at the tail, or simply swiping at it. Because the Bomb Shot is so small, it felt as though the majority of my hits were inhales and most of my baits lasted through a good four or five fish on average.
any soft plastic, durability depends a lot on the temperament of the fish
Design & Ergonomics: Missile Baits has never been one to go overboard on color patterns. Even the well established D-Bomb, one of their best selling baits, is only available in 14 colors. The Bomb Shot is available in 10. They come in a resealable package of 15 baits, and are made with anise oil with the added attractant of craw scent.
It's offered in ten different colors
I learned this trick from Aaron Martens - if your bait is
soft enough, you can hide the hook point in the bait's head for a weedless
Price & Applications: Cost per bag is $3.99 so that breaks down to about $0.27 per bait. Considering how well the bait held up for me, price point on the Bomb Shot feels pretty good. Of course, as with any soft plastic, applications are limited only by your imagination and in the Bomb Shot's case, so long as you keep the bait's diminutive size in mind.
Cost per bag is $3.99 so that breaks down to about $0.27