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Z-Man Fishing Products’ Slim SwimZ

by Ned Kehde 4

Z-Man Fishing Products’ Slim SwimZ has caught the eyes of a number of Midwest finesse anglers in Kansas, Missouri, and… more »

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Midwest Finesse Fishing: November 2014

by Ned Kehde 0

November’s guide to Midwest finesse fishing contains 24 logs that are chock-full of piscatorial observations from Rick Allen of Dallas,… more »


Johnson Fishing’s Crappie Buster Series

by Ned Kehde 0

There are several Midwest finesse anglers and Finesse News Network members, such as Brent Frazee of Parkville, Missouri, who spend… more »


TriggerX’s Flap Tail Grub, Nymph, and Wingding

by Ned Kehde 0

Trigger X recently announced that it has three little soft-plastic baits that should catch the attentions of Midwest finesse anglers… more »


Speck-tacular Florida Crappies

by Steve Quinn 0

Though overshadowed by trophy largemouth bass, black Florida crappies are abundant and grow large in many shallow lakes. Local anglers… more »


Kalin’s Sizmic Grub

by Ned Kehde 2

  When Uncle Josh Bait Company recently introduced its Kalin’s Sizmic Grub to the angling world, they trumpeted it as… more »


Berkley IronSilk

by Ned Kehde 0

  Pure Fishing recently introduced its newest rendition of Berkley IronSilk monofilament for Midwest finesse anglers and others to wield… more »


Spider-Rigging Crappies

by John Neporadny Jr 0

After competing in several national crappie tournaments, Tony Edgar realized he needed to make alterations to the front deck of… more »


Giant Northern Crappies

by Gord Pyzer 0

The “good old days” for many crappie anglers are right now, especially for those living in the northern portion of… more »


Crappie Spawn Slabs

by In-Fisherman 0

Springtime is crappietime. From Florida to Ontario, anglers eagerly await the arrival of the crappie spawn in shallow water. As… more »


Crappie Sinker Rigs

by John Neporadny Jr 0

Crappies occasionally look at it but rarely bite it. A sinker has no appealing taste, smell, or look to crappies,… more »


How To Catch Crappies In Backwaters

by Jim Gronaw 0

If you’ve never fished the dark, cypress-studded rivers that snake through the southern and eastern coastal regions of the U.S.,… more »


5 Fantastic Panfish Float Rigs

by Matt Straw 2

In 1496, Dame Juliana Berners wrote about drilling corks to use for “flotes” in Treatyse of Fysshynge With an Angle…. more »


Ultralight for Crappies in Timber

by John Neporadny Jr 0

Missouri’s Stockton Lake has water clear enough for anglers to resort to light line and light tackle to catch crappies,… more »


Patterning Riprap Crappies

by Ned Kehde 2

Anglers who fish natural lakes or lowland impoundments usually lack the opportunity to fish riprap for crappies. Elsewhere, plentiful crappies… more »


Crankbaits For Crappies

by Lonnie King 0

Pockets of popularity you might say. Everyone knows crappies eat crankbaits—at times. That’s not good enough for most crappie anglers,… more »


Winter Crappie Forage Tactics

by Gord Pyzer 0

Sometimes it makes sense to match-the-hatch for winter crappie. A fine example is using an artificial bait that mirrors the… more »


Crappies, Barometric Pressure And Weather – North To South

by Matt Straw 1

A gray world closed in around us in the narrow canal. Hills rose up steeply on both sides. The water… more »


Late Summer Panfish Pattern

by Matt Straw 0

In August, panfish patterns are like a crazy quilt. Fishermen can target whatever they want in summer. Why choose summer… more »


Never Fail Panfish Patterns

by Matt Straw 0

Classic fishing patterns can be counted on year-after-year. Classic panfish patterns tend to be defined or augmented by environmental conditions… more »

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