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Finesse News Network Gear Guide: Z-Man’s Hula StickZ, Finesse ShadZ and 2 1/2-inch ZinkerZ in Canadian waterways; an updateApril 4, 2013 • 3 comments
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Introduction: On New Year’s Day, ice covered most of the flatland reservoirs that stipple the countryside of northeastern Kansas. Two…»
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About Ned Kehde
Field Editor Ned Kehde grew up in Sedalia, Missouri, and began fishing in 1947 on Cole Camp Creek, a small feeder to Lake of the Ozarks. His early interest in fishing led him to his first job in the industry, guiding clients at Potthoff’s Minnewawa Lodge in Nisswa, Minnesota, and he worked there for 5 years.
Back in Missouri, he resumed his guiding career at Carrington’s Two Water Resort on the Gravois Arm of Lake of the Ozarks, where his colleague was Guido Hibdon, working there until 1970. In the early 1980s, Ned began writing free-lance articles for In-Fisherman, and also wrote regular columns for two newspapers and other publications. He worked as an archivist at the University of Kansas for 33 years and is now retired.
Ned’s accounts of the tactics of top pro bass anglers are widely acclaimed for their precise and insightful descriptions of the approaches of these experts. In recent years, he’s experimented widely with finesse tactics for bass, as he fishes over 125 days a year. His findings have been influential throughout the Midwest and beyond.