Anglers are always on the lookout for new techniques and gear to improve our game. In this article, we’re excited to share with you the innovative fishing technique that has been taking the angling world by storm – the IMO Kemushi.
Developed by Alton Jones Jr., a professional angler and tournament champion, the IMO Kemushi is a unique approach to bass fishing that has proven to be highly effective in catching fish. In this article, we’ll dive deep into the technique, its benefits, and how you can implement it in your own fishing routine.
What is the IMO Kemushi Technique?
The IMO Kemushi technique is a finesse fishing method that involves using a small, soft plastic lure to imitate a worm or caterpillar. The lure is rigged on a small jig head and retrieved slowly along the bottom of the water body.
The technique was developed by Alton Jones Jr. while he was fishing in Japan, where he observed fish feeding on tiny caterpillars falling from trees into the water. He mimicked the movement of the caterpillars by rigging a small worm-like lure on a jig head and retrieved it slowly along the bottom of the water, resulting in an abundance of fish bites.
Benefits of the IMO Kemushi Technique
The IMO Kemushi technique has several benefits that make it an attractive option for anglers. Firstly, the small size of the lure and the finesse approach make it ideal for catching wary fish that may be hesitant to bite on larger, more aggressive lures.
Additionally, the slow and subtle retrieve of the lure mimics the natural movement of worms and caterpillars, making it a highly effective method for catching fish that are feeding on small insects in the water. The technique is also versatile and can be used in a variety of water bodies, including lakes, ponds, and rivers.
Implementing the IMO Kemushi Technique
To implement the IMO Kemushi technique, you will need a few key items. Firstly, you’ll need a small, soft plastic lure that resembles a worm or caterpillar. The lure should be rigged on a small jig head, typically between 1/16 and 1/8 oz.
You’ll also need a light to medium action spinning rod and reel combo with 4-8 lb test line. When fishing with the IMO Kemushi technique, it’s important to use light gear to allow for a slow and subtle retrieve.
To retrieve the lure, cast it out into the water and let it sink to the bottom. Once the lure has hit the bottom, slowly retrieve it by twitching the rod tip and reeling in the slack line. The key is to keep the retrieve slow and subtle to mimic the natural movement of worms and caterpillars.