YUM Warning Shot

YUM's green-pumpkin Warning Shot.

YUM introduced its Warning Shot to the angling world at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trade show at Orlando, Florida, on July 15-18. And straightway it caught the fancy of a couple of Midwest anglers.

During the first decade of the millennium, several of YUM's soft-plastic baits, such as its three-inch green-pumpkin Dinger and two-inch green-pumpkin Wooly Beavertail, played prominent roles in the lure repertoire of Midwest finesse anglers. Then YUM stopped manufacturing those soft-plastic finesse baits, and since then YUM baits have rarely graced the lips of Midwest finesse anglers' quarries.

Now with the creation of the 3 1/2-inch Warning Shot, a YUM soft-plastic bait might start playing a role for Midwest anglers again.

Between its cone-shaped head and thin blade-shaped tail, the torso of the Warning Shot is encircled with 13 pronounced ribs. Besides those ribs, its torso is endowed with a flat belly. There is also a short, narrow, cone-shaped section of the torso that stretches between the ribs and tail.

The ribs are said to generate an undulating motion that radiates from its head to its tail. According to the folks at YUM, the Warning Shot's flat belly activates an up-and-down swimming motion, which provokes the tail to wag from side to side.

YUM headlines it as a drop-shot bait, but Midwest finesse anglers will employ it on either a Gopher Tackle's 1/32- ,1/16- and 3/32-ounce Mushroom Head Jig or a Z-Man's Fishing Products' 1/15- 1/10-, and 1/6- ounce Finesse Shroom jig.

It is available in eight colors: Bold Bluegill, Ghost Shad, Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Purple Flake, Morningdawn, Oxblood Red Flake, Watermelon Candy, and Watermelon Seed.

The suggested retail price for a package of 10 Warning Shots is $2.99.


Here is a link to YUM's website: www.yumbaits.com .

Recommended for You


Deep Cranking Confessions from the Pro's

John Neporadny Jr - December 18, 2017

Here's some important crankbait lessons from the big leagues.


Navionics adds SonarChart Shading to its Platinum+ and HotMaps Platinum cartography

In-Fisherman - April 29, 2019

Navionics adds SonarChart Shading and HotMaps Platinum.


Spring Walleye Fishing Tackle Choices

Steve Ryan - October 19, 2017

Spring walleye fishing often means large numbers of fish concentrated in small areas.

See More Recommendations

Trending Stories

Pike & Muskie

How To Catch Pike In Spring

Dan Johnson - April 26, 2016

Spring is prime time for pike. The Prespawn and Postspawn periods offer excellent odds at...


Understanding Spring Walleye Migrations

Gord Pyzer - June 02, 2018

'Walleyes spawn in spring and understanding spring walleye migrations, whether you live north...

Other Fish

Best Carp Baits Today

Dan Johnson - June 29, 2018

To guide your carp quest, we've lined up the best carp baits that are easy-to-fish natural...

See More Stories

More Midwest Finesse

Midwest Finesse

Junes of the Past

Ned Kehde - May 31, 2019

Midwest Finesse

Five Fish Lures' Ultimate Ned Jig

Ned Kehde - May 20, 2019

Ned Kehde discusses the Ultimate Ned Jig from Five Fish Lures.

Midwest Finesse

Bass Snax Custom Baits' Midwest Finesse Worm

Ned Kehde - May 14, 2019

Bass Snax's Midwest Finesse Worm immediately caught our eyes. Here are some details about it.

See More Midwest Finesse

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.