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The Bomber Deep Long A is the best all-around lure that I have found in over 30 years of fishing

Updated on January 29, 2014
Bomber Deep Long-A
Bomber Deep Long-A
Lake Michigan Salmon
Lake Michigan Salmon
Rabbit River Salmon
Rabbit River Salmon
Steelhead Trout - 2 Salmon
Steelhead Trout - 2 Salmon
Using a 3-Way Swivel
Using a 3-Way Swivel

Fishing with the Bomber Deep Long A

I have been fishing for over 50 years. For all around versatility and ease of use, the lure that I have caught the most fish with is the Bomber Deep Long A. I have been successful fishing with it on Lake Michigan, in the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and in many other large and small lakes and rivers.

This lure is the right size and shape to match most baitfish and it wiggles like crazy. The strikes that result when a fish hits it are so aggressive that the fish almost always hook themselves. All you have to do is to keep your head on straight and not jerk it out of their mouth when you are landing a fish with a soft mouth like a white bass or slab crappie.

Fish on the bottom

It is a deep-diver so you are always near or on the bottom when you either reel it in quickly or troll with it. A couple of my old-time fishermen mentors told me, "If you're not fishin' on the bottom, you're not fishin'."

One of the primary reasons that I prefer the deep-diver to the regular one is that the large lip on the deep-diver usually bounces over logs or big rocks. It doesn’t hang up as often as the shallow-runners do. It also comes with some very hard treble hooks that will not bend if they get stuck in a log; so you can get it back if you line is strong enough. It goes without saying that it won’t straighten out if you pull too hard on a large fish when you are pulling it in.

It catches everything worth catching

I have caught rainbow trout, salmon, walleye, black (large mouth) bass, small mouth bass, stripers, white bass, brown trout, lake trout, steelhead, catfish, pike and even a musky with the Bomber Long A. (I'm sure I left out a couple.)

I gave a couple of the black-over-silver ones to my brother-in-law for Christmas a few years ago. Mitch won two walleye fishing tournaments fishing with them in the Kalamazoo River near Saugatuck, Michigan.

I have a friend in North Carolina who always uses plastic worms and spinner baits to catch bass. After a dead day on Lake Wylie I convinced Chris to switch to trolling in a large feeder creek with a Long A. Within four or five passes we caught several large mouth and a couple of white bass. After that, we trolled with it to catch stripers in Lake Norman near Charlotte, North Carolina.

You can troll with it out the back of a canoe or a huge boat. You can cast it off of a pier or in a stream by tying it to the line with a three-way swivel with an appropriate amount of weight on the drop-line.

I don’t usually guarantee success with anything. But, I can tell you that you will never regret trying out one of these lures on your next fishing trip.


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    • billips profile image

      billips 8 years ago from Central Texas

      This looks like a great lure to take on any fishing trip - I am going to hunt one down for my favorite, and only, Son-In-Law - B.

    • bayareagreatthing profile image

      bayareagreatthing 8 years ago from Bay Area California

      I miss bass fishing! I would have loved that lure. My favorite was fishing during spawning season with spinner baits. Great hub!