ima Shaker and Shad

Where we are now – ima Shaker Flat-sided Crankbait in Captain Karl’s favorite color, Plemmons. Where we’re headed – a prototype of the ima Shad. Release Date Not Yet Decided You can consider the ima Shad to be pudgy but not fat. The top and...

ima Pro Fred Roumbanis Makes Amistad Easy

What does ima pro-staffer Fred Roumbanis do when he gets time off from his busy tournament schedule? You guessed it, Fred goes fishing! In this issue, Fred tells us all about one of the country’s hottest new trophy bass destinations – Lake Amistad which...
Crankbait vs. Jerkbait with Bill Lowen

Crankbait vs. Jerkbait with Bill Lowen

When the bite is on, knowing when to use each type of lure can increase your success throughout the year. Jerkbaits, flat-sided and square bill crankbaits all have their time and place and each can outperform the others at times. Bassmaster Elite Series pro Bill Lowen...

Murphy’s Law – Crankbait Color Selection

With a myriad of color choices for the tournament angler to choose from, one can understand why so many find themselves second-guessing the color selection when tournament day arrives.  This is a particularly daunting task for the new tournament angler, who is also...

Drop It Like It’s Hot

Even though anglers have been using this rig for many years for live bait fishing and saltwater fishing, the drop shot really did not catch on with mainstream U.S. bass fisherman until it had been refined overseas and brought back to the west coast.  When the refined...