Bomber Long A Hardbaits
Susquehanna Long A SmallMouth & Stripers
I have truely been blessed being born very near one of the Greatest tide water and freshwater estuaries in the world. The Chesapeake Bay !! I've lived at the headwaters of the bay, on the mouth of the Susquehanna River all my life. This is one of the finest areas for multipule types of sports fishing bar none; and noted especially for it's Huge Stripers. In the spring, the Susquehanna Flats are considered to be the spawning grounds for 60-80% of the whole East Coasts Stripper population! Many of these fish will travel up the Susquehanna as far as Connowingo Hydro-electric Dam and remain roaming the river up and down all summer and fall before heading south migrating down the Bay in late fall.
Also it's common knowledge here the area from a small town in Md. named Port Deposit , up the Susky 3-5 miles to the base of Connowingo dam; is one of the finest rock and bolder infested, fast Water Smallmouth havens in Maryland. This area is not for the faint of heart or the novice to the river! The river is full of rocks that are "HUGE" (the size of cars and trucks) and depending on how much water the dam is running, many get submerged as the water gets higher and faster!!! This is a tricky place to navigate and underwater obstructions (logs, oil drums and such) change with every flood.
Now I can't say I've used every lure ever made, but in 50+ years on this river I've used enough to load more tackle boxes than I care to count! It's my opinion from the countless tackle boxes I have full, most lures will catch fish on occassion? Few however, fall into the catigory of Old Faithfuls! Lures that catch fish more often than not. Even fewer will catch fish for Anyone, for new fisherman or Pro alike. I have found through my years on the river, a great deal of lures require learning the tricks that make them produce! This requires more time and dedication than a lot of people have! Few people can spend the time on the water I've enjoyed!
This is where the Bomber Long A works it's MAGIC, No TRICKS! It is vertually what I call a "Know Nothing Lure" and these are few and far between!!! Just throw it out, reel it in and keep a grip on your rod! A Striper will hit like a Ton of Bricks! If a Smallmouth takes it, be prepared for that Field and Stream Leap, fast runs and tail walking across the water!!! Same with trolling. Let out 50-300 ft of line behind your boat, run 2-3 mph and again hold on to your rod! A one to five plus pound Smallmouth will hit the lure from underneath and go five feet into the Air, I kid you not! A Striper, once you kick the boat into nutral after the Strike, can literally pull a16 ft Aluminum boat around if he's over ten pounds. Fact!!!
This lure is seriously, without question, one of the finest "Know Nothing Lures" I've had the pleasure to discover! And I find, it works year after year, sometimes being better in different colors from time to time! I do carry 5 or 6 different colors and find they can be very color specific! So change colors before totally changing lures! I've went from no fish in the boat to a limit; just by going from silver / blue back to gold / black back! After all you've spent to get out on the water, and more important your leasure time, even though a bad day fishing is better than a Great day working, a few extra bucks spent for 4-5 different colors is cheap to change from a Bad day to a Great Day!
Take a Kid Fishing!
August 15, 2006
great for smallmouth and walleyes
This is the best small mouth bass lure I know of, especially in the spring. It is also an effective trolling for walleye in the shallows, also in spring.
July 1, 2014
Great for snook
Super saltwater bait. Catches many snook and has nice strong hooks for good sized snook. worth the money.
October 11, 2013
I have used the Bomber Long A for many years. When the are hitting lipless and barely hitting on top I pull out the Long A. About a month ago I hit a 10 pound plus on one. It was my largest on the Long A. It is one of my "go to" lures.
March 14, 2013