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instagator2005

hey, what is this 57 chevy bomber I hear of?? is it the color or a bomber, or lure name?? I stopped at the Bait Box in Superior and they like to know too??

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Surface Tension

It s a Bomber Long A. 57 Chev is the color pattern. Orange head, chartreuse body with orange worm stripes.

I don't think they make that pattern anymore either.

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Xplorer

Its been a special order crank made for marine general, but they have not been able to get Bomber to make an order the last 2 years. Hopefully next year!

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lotalota

They won't have it anywhere in the near future. BUT...Russ (Marine General) worked with the guys at Brad's to get that custom pattern (among others) done on their stickbait. It is basically a pre-Rapala Storm Thunderstick. The Brad's blank has been a good one in their standard patterns. Can't wait until the new custom group come in! Give them a call to find out the arrival dates.

Lota Lota...

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Tom Linderholm

So then your saying the 2 I have in my box are priceless???

Guess I won't be trolling them for toothy critters.

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Northlander

57 Chevy came to fame back a few years ago (ealy 90's?) when a guy won a tourney in the St. Louis throwing them. They then became the rave and the bait shops were ordering and selling them as fast as they could. Too me it was just a bunch of hype. There are other Bombers that have almost the same color sceme that will work just as well. The Brads will go quick once Russ gets them in. Especially if Lota gets there before you. wink.gif I think the brads catch more walleyes than my bombers anyways. I think the smaller profile looks more "Smeltish".

Anyways dont worry that you dont have a 57 Chevy Bomber. I have a few and find myself pulling them every once in a while but its not one of my top go to baits.

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elevatorguy

I have done really well on the 57 chev. It is a bait I put out every time. And there is a brads custom too that has been great this year. I have probably caught 70 percent of my fish on the surface this year with those 2. The brads paint job is a blue head, yellow body with blue stripes, and a pink belly. Well looks like I better hold on tight to the 2 57 chevs that I have.

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lotalota

See Northlander...told ya... wink.gif

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Surface Tension

Steve, I trade ya sumpin for those 57 chevy bombers.

I've also started buying Brads. Seems they still think theres some good patterns that Bomber discontinued.

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Northlander

Elevator guy that blue/pink/chart Brads caught a 25" er and 2 17"ers in the bay yesterday but didnt do a thing on the lake. Popped a 29" and 28" on the lake yesterday with a gold/red reefrunner. That reefrunner has been hot this year catching everything there is to be caught.

Frank those 57's are tucked away and Ill sell them on E-bay or something.

Russ says new colors should be in very soon. Get on the list or you will be sorry and running a Pinto not a 57 Chev. wink.gif

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Surface Tension

Ebay?! I knew I should have held onto that Blue Fox marker buoy you wanted so bad.

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SKIPPERS KID

I went in my Boxes and I found 23 of those 57 chevs in my stuff. I should be good for awhile smirk.gif.

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Northlander

Frank ya mean the one that I paid for but doesnt work? frown.gif

Skipperskid I bet you can get $20 a piece for those.

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Surface Tension

Doesn't work? Its a marker buoy, do you need directions? grin.gif

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SKIPPERS KID

Not for sale at any price if you call me I can tell you where two of them are at for free smile.gif.

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cashcrews

My understanding is that the "57 Chevy" term came about in the late 80's when one, then several of the charter captains started using them.

The one with the orange worm stripes is actually a variation on the original, this one is called the "Squiggle '57 Chev"

Cashcrews

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outdoor ran

Someone is going to have to post a pic of this 57 chevy color. I think I have something like it but not sure.

Tom, this years duck hunting trip is going to cost you a couple of them lures I think wink.gifgrin.gif

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SKIPPERS KID

Randy it looks like I will not be going then. Some day they will all be gone and I hope to have some left confused.gif. But I can help you out If the Ducks are flying.

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outdoor ran

Tom, I'm just joking with ya buddy. I have plenty of lures that will catch just has many fish smile.gif.

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      KABETOGAMA FISHING REPORT AND TRAIL CONDITIONS  2/20/2018 SNOW SNOW AND MORE SNOW!!!! So our forecasted 3-7 inches turned into about a foot of snow in the last 24 hours and its still coming down!  Needless to say the trails are being groomed and are in premier shape.  If you can get up here, the next couple weeks should be awesome riding around the entire area.  Always check with the Park Service and local snowmobile clubs for the latest conditions. On to fishing……the walleye bite has slowed some but with the warmer weather coming through the weekend we should rap up the walleye and pike season with a bang.  Right now, 30-34 ft over mud seems to be producing the best.  Casey form Reef Runner Rentals and Voyageur park lodge is starting to move his houses onto the mud in preparation for what should be a fantastic late season perch bite.  We have some monster jumbo perch on Kab and the fishing can be fast and furious!  And don’t forget about our great crappie fishing.  Rumor has it they are biting but you need to explore a little to find them.  Generally the area around Ash River is a great place to start. Snowmobiling and fishing aren’t the only activities to take advantage of in Voyageurs National Park right now.  Snow shoeing, cross country skiing, the park service sledding hill and skating rink are just a few things to keep you busy in our winter wonderland.  We also have winter camping for the brave ones! It is absolutely beautiful out there right now.  Load up the bus and come visit us in Gods country! Gateway General Store
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