Does The Slam Shady BOMBER Catch Fish In Murky Water?
Do you fish dark, murky water?
Then you probably stick to darker lures…
But what about the Slam Shady BOMBER? Does that catch fish in murky water?
I recently took them out for a test run in the tannic waters of the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, Florida.
I caught tons of nice redfish and flounder, and in this video, you’ll learn:
- WHY this new lure works well in dark water (even though it’s light-colored)
- HOW to catch big fish with it in dark water
Check it out below!
Does The Slam Shady BOMBER Work In Dark Water? [VIDEO]
I’ve seen a ton of great reports from the Insider Community talking about how great this lure is, but I’ve also heard on some other social media platforms that this color won’t work in murky water.
Is that true?
I live in Jacksonville, Florida, and fish the St John’s river a lot, which is pretty dark, so I decided to put it to the test and see for myself.
I planned two trips to areas that I’d never been to before and absolutely crushed it!
I caught several big redfish and flounder using just this lure and had a blast.
Here’s why this paddletail works well in murky water (when other light-colored lures don’t):
Reason #1: It’s got a big tail that makes a ton of vibration.
When the water is dark, fish rely heavily on feeling their prey swim through the water.
This is a big lure that makes a lot of commotion in the water, so fish can easily feel it and find it.
Reason #2: It’s got lots of silver and gold flash.
Yes, pure white lures aren’t the best to use in dark water.
However, the Slam Shady color is not pure white.
We specifically put lots of silver and gold flash in this proprietary color so that it will get the fishes’ attention even in darker water.
How To Use The Slam Shady BOMBER
Now that you know this lure works in dark water, the next question is, how do you use it?
The first step is to find the fish.
On this trip, I found them in creeks and along grassy shorelines (for more about how to find fish, join us in the Insider Club).
Once I found them, I just used a simple steady retrieve and let the paddletail and flash do their job of getting fish to see it and strike it.
Bouncing and twitching this lure along the bottom also works well, too.
(Check out this article for more tips on how to catch fish with the Slam Shady BOMBER.)
It’s safe to say that yes, the Slam Shady BOMBER works great in dark water!
Even though most light-colored lures shouldn’t be your first choice when fishing dark water, the BOMBER is different because it’s got a big paddletail that makes lots of vibration and the gold and silver flash does a great job at getting the fishes’ attention.
Have any questions about using this lure or fishing dark water?
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