TheIma Suspending Vibration 70is built on the design of the popular Rock N Vibe lipless crankbait. The difference is that it’s 15 percent larger and unlike most lipless crankbaits, the Suspending Vibration 70 suspends 3 to 4 feet below the surface. It features a tight, pulsating vibration and is part lipless and part jerkbait.
“Being suspending, you can fish it just like a jerkbait, you can throw it out there, and zip it, kill it and let it sit there, watching your line until you see your line jump,” said Major League Fishing pro Fred Roumbanis. “The Suspending Vibration is similar to a jerkbait and can be fished a lot like a jerkbait, except it’s a lipless crankbait.”
The bait acts like a jerkbait and will suspend completely at rest, making it an ideal lure for fishing above grass, rock and wood. It can be fished like traditional lipless crankbaits and paused at any moment to trigger strikes from less aggressive fish.
Roumbanis recommends different lines depending on the situation and the same rod style he would use for shallow squarebill crankbaits: a 7-foot medium-heavy cranking rod.”The lightest I will go with is a 12-pound fluorocarbon, but I fish it a lot on monofilament to keep it higher in the water column,” he said. “15-pound is a great starting point and will keep the bait rising above shallow cover. The difference between monofilament and fluorocarbon is huge with this bait because mono will float it up much higher in the water column and sometimes you need that.”