Vintage Fishing Lure - Dighton Bass Bomb by MotherNature

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This is an old, wooden, saltwater fishing lure called the Dighton Bass Bomb. It was made from approximately 1949 – 1955, and it’s claim to fame was that a fisherman could change the placement of the hooks from the back to the front which changed the action of the plug. They were made in Dighton, Massachusetts, by the Bass Bomb Bait Company of Dighton, Mass. It’s 6-1/4" long and weighs 3-3/4 oz. This one is marked “Patent Pending” but a patent may never have been given as the company was in business such a short time.

I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 2 years ago

    Wonderful image & info – a 5***** fave ;~} Valz ♥

  • Isn’t funny how the old lures were relatively simple and caught fish like crazy, while the new lures are all fancy and catch fishermen like crazy! Thanks for the comment and fave, Val:>)

    – MotherNature

  • shelleybabe2
    shelleybabe2over 2 years ago

    Great image…

  • Thanks a lot, shelleybabe:>). You’re kind to spend the time for a visit!

    – MotherNature

  • Scott Johnson
    Scott Johnsonover 2 years ago

    This is great, Mother. I assume you placed this lure for your photo.

    Also: I inadvertently deleted your recent thoughtful comment on my photo “Green & White, Johnston House, Half Moon Bay, California”. Thanks ! and for the favorite …
  • I did put the lure on some driftwood to take the picture – figured it was an appropriate setting:>). Thank you for the lovely compliment!

    – MotherNature

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minor7 months ago

    What a great old fishing lure & pic, Carol! Makes me want to hang sign on my door saying “Gone Fishing!” for hours & hours! :)

  • THAT IS A MORE PEACEFUL WAY TO SPEND AN AFTERNOON! Thanks for the lovely comment and the fave, Laurie – these old guys are really charming:>)

    – MotherNature

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