Picasso Lures Introduces Shaky Vibe Head New Head the Inspiration of Lake Guntersville Guide Lonnie Cochran

Indiana, Penn. – October 12, 2022 Rather than enter the marketplace with their own version of the latest “Me Too” product trends, Picasso Lures has long been strived to be a company that makes products that are unique. The Pennsylvania based manufacturer has built a reputation around innovative products that are designed to be effective and meet the needs of anglers and building on the response of the fish first.

In keeping with that tradition, Picasso Lures announces the release of the new Shakey Vibe inspired by Lake Guntersville, Ala. Guide Lonnie Cochran.  The Shakey Vibe would best be described as a combination of a shaking jighead and bladed jig, though it is at its core a finesse option for anglers.  

Cochran said that the idea came to him as he was reading an issue of Bassmaster Magazine.  “I was looking at one of their illustrations and saw a worm standing straight up off the bottom with what I thought was a blade on the nose,” he said.  “After I put my reading glasses on, I realized it was a bullet weight laying on its side, but the idea stuck with me.”

Cochran said he picked up the phone and called Terry Monteleone, co-owner of Picasso Lures and told him what he was looking for, he was met with silence.  “I thought that the idea must not be any good, because the only word I got was ‘okay’,” said Cochran.  “But he called me a couple of days later telling me he had something for me to try, and we were on the way.”

Monteleone said that the idea resonated with him, and he started working on it.  “I really thought that it sounded like a good idea, so we played with way of putting it together,” he said.  “It took three or four adjustments, but we landed on something that has shown great promise as Lonnie has been doing very well on it during our process.”

The Shakey Vibe is a round ball Shaky Head with a screw lock for easy threading of worms and a circuit board blade attached to the line tie to provide action to the worm.  The Shakey Vibe is available in 3/16, 1/4 and 3/8-ounce sizes, all with a 1x strong 5/0 Gamakatsu hook and comes in plain, black and green pumpkin colors.  Along with the finesse version, a scaled up “magnum” size in black and pumpkin, built on a 2x strong 8/0 Gamakatsu hook in 1/2, 5/8 and 3/4-ounce sizes.

Cochran said this new head is designed to give the methodical worm angler added attraction.  “This should be fished on the bottom by shaking it and letting it rest, and after those two or three initial subtle movements, a pull / lift and fall movement will make the head vibrate,” he said.  “The strikes come as the blade starts to vibrate, or as it falls back to the bottom; it’s a great addition to my Brekley Maxscent Hitworms and the Fatty Bottom Hoppers on the larger sizes; it has really made a difference in my fishing.”