Monthly Archives: May 2017

Field testing the new Lil Shaker

Last weekend I was able to get out and field test a new lure called the Lil Shaker. I was very impressed on how the lure performed especially since the bite wasn’t exactly “Hot” at that time. I started with the purple and chartreuse tipped with a 2.5″ Berkeley Gulp Black Shad Minnow. First I used a slip bobber and sinker. I tried a horizontal presentation and hooked the treble hook through the back. I was instantly catching pumpkinseed sunfish one after another. They were larger in size than I had caught using a different presentation earlier. The sunfish would hit the lure as it dropped and the bobber would  not fully reach the bobber stopper. I then started catching a few Crappie as well. I switched colors to see if this would affect the bite rate and it did not.

Second, I tried hooking the trebble hook through the mouth of the bait. I did catch a few more fish but not at the same rate when i was using a horrizontal presentation.

I then tried jigging the lure without the slip bobber. I had success with a horrizontal bait  presentation. Both Blue Gills and Pumkinseed Sunfish favored this method.

I would recommend using Berkely Gulp minnows or live bait when using the Lil Shaker.

I would say that the Lil Shaker is an outstanding lure for panfish and I would highly recommend using them.

Brian Koshenina”Pro Staff”

The new “Lil Shaker” is the HOT lure for Panfish

Gary Snyder has outdone himself once again! He has taken the proven fish catching ability of his lure the”Shaker”, shrunk it down, and will now be offering the scaled down version called the “Lil Shaker” to the public. The “Lil Shaker” will be offered in many colors including chartreuse, purple/chartreuse, red, blue and will also be offered in glow colors as well. Look for them at a retailer near you!