Gear Review: Bomber Lures Jointed Wake Minnow

What is it?

Bomber Lures Jointed Wake Minnow

What sets it apart?

Combining two proven fish-tempting visuals — waking and jointed segments — this new design from Bomber Lures is built with a slender form for easy casting and retrieve. A rod-up posture and a medium retrieve allows the bait to sashay barely below the surface. Wind the bait faster with the rod tip low and the Jointed Wake Minnow pushes a few inches deeper. When paused, the bait floats up for a tempting moment of vulnerability when big bass often capitalize on easy pickings.

How do I use it?

At 5 3/8 inches long, the Jointed Wake Minnow weighs 3/4 ounce and comes in 10 enticing color patterns, each with a high-definition 3D pattern to enhance the appeal. Heavy hardware and No. 2 black nickel hooks provide the strength and durability to handle multiple encounters with big, brutal fish.

How much?

$8.99

More Information:

Bomber Jointed Wake Minnow

Angler’s insight:

Pulling this bait past a stump, log or drain pipe should bring the resident "toad" charging forth with bad intentions. And for short lanes in grass or lily pads where it’s essential to make the most of brief spaces, the combination of waking action with a free-swinging back side will give the fish plenty of reason to react. Another relevant application: Bream beds. When wolf packs patrol the bluegill maternity ward, try complementing the topwater poppers and prop baits with a waking look.

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