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Trophy Saskatchewan Trout

Giant Lakers, Walleyes, Pike and More

by Matt Straw

In early-morning light under gray skies, waves crest over a long reef. It extends hundreds of yards, out toward a… more »

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Zoom’s Z 3 Trick Worm

by Ned Kehde

On Aug. 3, Zoom Bait Company announced that they have a new rendition of its Trick Worm. This one is… more »

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Z-Man’s Bubble Gum Finesse T.R.D.

by Ned Kehde

From early November through late March, some Midwest finesse anglers partake in an endeavor that they call bass fishing for… more »

Catch Big Catfish

The Liars of Leviathan Catfish

by Dan Anderson

So you want to catch the biggest catfish possible, a once-in-a-lifetime leviathan, a personal best that you can post on… more »

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First Ice Bluegills North to South

by Matt Straw

Muscle-bound thugs with bent noses hover at the deep edge of the jungle as ice begins creeping across the surface… more »

Northwest Territories in Canada

Angling The Pristine NWT

by Matt Straw

From the boreal forests on its southern boundary to the islands of the Beaufort Sea, Canada’s Northwest Territories offers adventures… more »

Protect Cork Fishing Grips

Use U-40 Cork Seal to Protect Cork Fishing Grips

by In-Fisherman

  When it comes custom rod building and fishing in general, cork will always be a popular grip because of… more »

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Nikko Baits

by Ned Kehde

Cory Schmidt of Merrifield, Minnesota, is a fellow In-Fisherman field editor, writer, and Finesse News Network member. And on the… more »

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Midwest Finesse Fishing: December 2016

by Ned Kehde

This guide to Midwest finesse fishing contains 16 logs and 12,615 words that detail how, when, and where Midwest finesse… more »

Why Build a Custom Fishing Rod

Why Build a Custom Fishing Rod

by In-Fisherman

The short answer: There is nothing like catching a fish on a rod that you built with your own two… more »

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How To Choose Your Rod Building Thread

by In-Fisherman

Rod building threads are quite diverse. From sizes and colors to treatments, choosing the right rod building thread naturally comes… more »

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Biovex’s Kolt Stick

by Ned Kehde

Biovex’s Kolt Stick is a three-inch soft-plastic stickbait. Some anglers call it a centipede-style bait, and others call it a… more »

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Greenbacks And Other Manitoba Monsters

by Matt Straw

After a long, grueling back-and-forth, a bulky shadow appears several feet down under a dangerously bent graphite rod. The line… more »

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Ice Fishing Channel Catfish

by Steve Ryan

Channel catfish are big, bold, and beautiful—deserving of your attention this winter. Once located in deep basin areas and along… more »

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Larew’s Inch Worm: an Update

by Ned Kehde

On Oct. 9, 2016, we published a gear guide in a Midwest Finesse column about Gene Larew Lures’ Inch Worm…. more »

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The Versatility Of Fishing With Fuji Reel Seats

by In-Fisherman

When it comes to custom rod building, the beauty of each project is literally what you make it. Whether you… more »

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Biovex’s Kolt Fish Tail

by Ned Kehde

On April 14, 2014, we published a gear guide that featured Biovex’s Kolt Fish Tail.  Recently a longtime Midwest finesse… more »

Winn Grips

Get a Feel For Winn Grips and Handle Wraps

by In-Fisherman

It seems rod builders settle for cork or EVA because it gives them a simple choice between two classics, but… more »

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Berkley’s Havoc Craw Fatty

by Ned Kehde

Midwest finesse anglers are incessantly in search of a soft-plastic creature bait that they can affix to a  mushroom-style jig… more »

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Bobby Garland’s 1.5-inch Crappie Shooter

by Ned Kehde

Bobby Garland Crappie Baits has created a new bait that has caught the attention of several Midwest finesse anglers. It… more »