Been doing a bit of river fishing lately. One thing has become apparent in this low to mid 50 degree water; the IMA Shaker with it's flat sides and more subtle action is out producing the new highly touted IMA Square Bill designed by Elite Series Bass Pro Bill Lowen.
Pictured above is the nicest bass I caught the other day, but put a bunch in the boat on an IMA Shaker thrown on 12lb Fluoro on my brand new Dobyns 684 CB Crankbait Rod, pretty sweet rod for jerkbaits and light wooden baits like the Shaker, Rapala Shad Raps and several other baits.
Both great baits, but this time of year, its hard to beat the profile and action of the Shaker, so my advice, while the traditional Square Bills are getting all the headlines right now, if you live up north, stick with the Shaker for a few more weeks. Then when water hits 60 degrees and up, pick that Square Bill up and do work!
As you can see, they were eating the SHAKER!
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