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Creature Fever : It Really Is "Da-Bomb"! (continued)

Durability: If there's a downside to this bait it's in its durability. We find most of the very effective soft plastic baits don't last much beyond one or two fish. Fished as a trailer, the D-Bomb holds up just fine, but as part of a punch rig, three fish was probably our max with the DBomb. Its' a real give and take because given the bait's effectiveness, we really don't mind swapping the bait out so often because we much prefer to catch fish than use a less effective bait that's more durable.

The flaps on the DBomb are pretty standard, no frills appendages.

Packaging: Originally, the DBomb came packaged in bags of 6 but Missile Baits has stepped this up and is now offering the DBomb in bulk packs of 25 from select retailers. This is a rather unique move and we hope to see more soft bait companies offering this option soon.

The two side appendages are more like clubs.

Secret Sauce: Missile Baits does not advertise any enhanced "secret sauce" type scent or amino acids added to their baits, but the DBomb does have a certain scent to it. It's not an over powering one nor is it terribly offensive, so perhaps it is just part of the plastic formula.

Another fish on during that same, Super Red Demon test day at Clear Lake.


Missile Baits DBomb Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality We're not sure what can really go too wrong with a soft plastic bait, but our DBombs are all very consistent 8
Performance The effectiveness of this bait is quite surprising, but the durability issue will keep many away 8
Price The 6 packs are "ok", but the bulk packs are a very good value 7.5
Features It's all about those ribs/rings on the main body of the lure 9
Design (Ergonomics) Otherwise the overall shape of the lure is quite familiar 7.5
Application Certainly there's more to this bait than we've fished. Just about any soft plastic is going to be super versatile. 8

Total Score

Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
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Pluses and Minuses:


+ The rings really give this bait a unique twist - Not a very durable bait
+ Very effective bait  
+ Available in bulk!  


Oh and by the way, the fish in the CA Delta also like this bait.

Conclusion: There are those who are going to balk at this bait because it shares a similar profile to a product from a different manufacturer. Those anglers are perfectly within their right, but to skip out on trying the DBomb because of this stance is to miss out on the opportunity to fish a bait that improves upon an already familiar design. I was really pleasantly surprised at this baits effectiveness, but was a little concerned with how few baits were packaged in the original bags. Now that there are bulk packs available for this bait, the DBomb has easily made it to the front of the line in my preference for soft plastic trailer/craw/creature type bait!


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