Early morning is prime-time during a shad-spawn

Early morning is prime-time during a shad-spawn

Tackling the Baitfish Spawn with the Skimmer With August water temperatures in the low 80s, Kurt Dove assumed that the shad spawn on Lake Amistad was long over, but recently he came across a situation where small baitfish were utilizing the ledges in the lake’s rocky...
Swimming the Twin Blade

Swimming the Twin Blade

ZAPPU-Twin Blade The swim jig revolution isn’t just limited to small pockets of the country anymore. While it used to have devotees primarily in far-flung locations like Wisconsin and Alabama, today most serious anglers who want to catch shallow-water bass around any...
Yo Yo Into Fall ~ Rock N’ Vibe

Yo Yo Into Fall ~ Rock N’ Vibe

If you save your lipless crankbaiting exclusively for the pre-spawn bass of the spring, you’re missing out on some of the year’s best bites, said Elite Series pro Kurt Dove. He dotes on an Ima Rock N’ Vibe throughout the late summer and well into the fall. “It’s great...
Boat Positioning for Cranking Bluffs

Boat Positioning for Cranking Bluffs

As bass start to leave their deep water summertime haunts on lakes around the country, their trek to shallower fall feeding spots is a gradual one. They want to keep their secure access to deep water, but they’re pulled in the opposite direction by their conflicting...
Float With the Flit Into Fall

Float With the Flit Into Fall

  When Ima first released the Flit 120 Floating, many anglers assumed that it was not much different than its predecessors, a tool aimed largely at cold-weather conditions and the pre-spawn. Those who learned to use its buoyancy to their advantage, however, have come...
Burning the Square Bill for Smallies

Burning the Square Bill for Smallies

Bill Lowen can slow down and fish a Carolina Rig, drag a tube, or jiggle a dropshot, but given the choice he’d rather keep moving…FAST. While he’s willing to pick apart a defined area, running and gunning come naturally to him, and when fish are aggressive he’s in his...