No Secret Here My friends
Bomber makes a killer Snook lure for night time bridge fishing. This is the Broke Back 7” Red/White go to for all size Snook.
We all learn things from other people. That’s the way it is in this world. I learned a valuable lesson one night my first week moving to Everglades City.
I lived about 2 miles from this bridge that connected Everglades City to Chokoloskee, and I couldn’t stay away from it after I witnessed the fish activity around it at night. First obstacle was to defend myself against the Salt Marsh Mosquito. Really there is no defense other than covering all exposed skin. Including face and mouth.
I drove to the bridge one evening with fishing pole in tow, along with my over packed, not sure which lure to use tackle box. I walked out to the middle of the bridge and was taken away with what I witnessed.
I’m pretty sure we all at some point seen phosphorus glowing in the water. What I saw was shooting, and darting phosphorus in many different sizes, and forms. Hundreds of individual glow shapes. Everywhere beneath me. OMG I think I said aloud and ran to get my pole from my truck.
I figured any lure I put on was going to get hammered. I positioned myself on the concrete embankment under the bridge and frantically threw all I had like a crazy man. NOTHING! What? how could this be. I tried something else, nothing. No hits, no near misses, nothing. This went on for about an hour with nothing to show but mosquito bites.
All of a sudden I see a guy directly across from me, on the opposite side nonchalantly walk down to his embankment and make a cast. Within two seconds of his magic whatever hitting the water he was hooked up. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Whatever it was soon spit it out, and he made his second cast. SLAMMED again. I think I said OMG again. This is nuts I was thinking, what the Heck! He was hooting, and hollering and having himself one heck of a time.
I starting casting again with no success, and it was killing me to find out what he was using. Now this never happens. He yelled across the water at me asking what I was using. ahhh I think it’s a Rampala I said. Come here a minute he told me. So I proceeded to his magic side of the bridge.
Before I could entirely cross the bridge I seen him coming up to meet me. We shook hands and went over to his truck parked on the side. He pulled out this wonderful tackle box that was holding the magic lure. When he opened it, there were two things. A spool of 60lb fluorcarbon leader, and about five or six brand new RED/White Bomber Broke Back beauties still in the box. He generously handed me one and also set me up with some leader. he said this is what you do. What a guy!
Well from that moment on I was in business. We talked, and fished and became good friends. He actually traveled two hours just to fish this bridge.
What I was seeing in the water were hundreds of snook, and small tarpon feeding on small mullet. And the Bomber must resemble what they were seeing because they hit on every cast. This became a ritual for me, and I caught hundreds of snook during the course of five years.
Here is the part you want to hear. I took this lure to Punta Gorda Bridge, El Jobean Bridge and Boca Grande Bridge at night and had the same success. This Broke Back Bomber Lure is the ultimate bridge snook catcher.