Fishing the February Thaw

Fishing the February Thaw

Mid- to late February in the South is when it all starts happening again Bass pro Fred Roumbanis from Russellville, Arkansas usually gets the winter off. Fred’s tournament season starts anew in mid- to late February – an excellent time to throw the Ima Shaker...
Mueller’s Foxy Secret

Mueller’s Foxy Secret

The Ima Flit quickly became a mainstay of jerkbait anglers from coast to coast. Anglers subsequently clamored for a version smaller than the standard 120, and Ima listened, providing them with a 100-sized model. When the bite is tough enough that even the 100 is too...
Spawn Time Swim Jigs

Spawn Time Swim Jigs

  The bass may be done spawning in most parts of the country, but except in the deepest parts of the south bass where summer patterns have begun anglers would be wise to keep their eyes and attention focused on spawning areas. In this case, it’s not where bass...
Square Bill in the Post-Spawn with Bill Lowen

Square Bill in the Post-Spawn with Bill Lowen

  When bass are done spawning, most anglers try to intercept them between the bedding areas and their deep summertime haunts, but veteran pro Bill Lowen said that for many of the biggest fish there’s a slightly-out-of-the-way stop on the route there, and it...
Murphy’s Jig Substitute

Murphy’s Jig Substitute

When many anglers think of tungsten, their immediate thoughts turn to the super-heavy weights, those one ounce and over, and of course that’s one realm where they excel. The Reins punch shot in its heaviest versions is a perfect tool for those applications, but South...
Murphy’s Favorite Pre-Spawn Crank

Murphy’s Favorite Pre-Spawn Crank

As big fish stage and prepare to move into their spawning grounds, there’s often no better tool for picking them off than a mid-range crankbait, and South Carolina pro Michael Murphy said that the Ima Pinjack 200 is head and shoulders above the others. “If you look at...