Monday, December 27, 2010

First Thing in Spring!

What should be on the end of your rod and reel first thing this year?

In my opinion it's the ima Shaker, a shallow running crankbait designed for water less then 5' deep. This bait really produces for me in early spring when water temps are 48-55 degrees.  I suggest using a casting set up on a 6'6 -7'0 medium to medium-light crank bait rod with a 6:1 gear ratio reel on 12 pound P-Line Flourocarbon.

Designed by: BASSMASTER Elite Angler: Bill Smith and it is now available in 12 colors!

  • Weight: 3/8oz
  • Length: 70mm 2.75in
  • Classification: Shallow Crankbait
  • Profile: Flat sided, Thin lip
  • Hook: Owner ST-36#6 (2 Hooks)
 Here are just a few of the colors offered...
121 – Hot Crawfish

104 – Chartruese Shad

148 – Double Cheeseburger

My Personal Favorite!
134 – Plemmons

A couple weeks after ice out in Michigan -  The water was very cold, yet an aggressive higher speed retrieve triggered a reaction bite in this bass.

Please check out the ima website for more information!
Thanks for checkng in!


  1. Hello. I found your blog through OBN today. I like it and will "follow" along. =)

    The Average Joe Fisherman

  2. My fav color is the Bluegill, banged them good this spring on the river!

  3. Thanks Ryan!

    Rich Your right, The Matte Bluegill is a great color!