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Aprils of the Past

Aprils of the Past

On April 1, 2015, we published our first "Aprils of the Past" column, and we hope to continue this routine for years to come.

The purpose of these columns is to provide readers with quick access to how, when, and where Midwest finesse have caught largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass during the month of April at a variety of waterways across the United States.

Since 2012, we have published 109,899 words about our many April endeavors, and anglers can read all of those words by examining the eight Midwest finesse columns that are listed below:

(1) This is the link to the April 2012 guide: https://www.in-fisherman.com/midwest-finesse/midwest-finesse-fishing-april-2012/.


(2) Here is the link to the April 2013 guide: https://www.in-fisherman.com/midwest-finesse/a-month-by-month-guide-to-midwest-finesse-april-2013/.


(3) This is the link to the April 2014 guide: https://www.in-fisherman.com/bass/midwest-finesse-april-2014/.

(4) Here is the link to the April 2015 guide: https://www.in-fisherman.com/bass/midwest-finesse-fishing-april-2015/.

(5) Here is a link to the April 2016 guide: https://www.in-fisherman.com/bass/midwest-finesse-fishing-april-2016/.

(6) This is the link to our month-by-month guide to Midwest finesse fishing, which is a rudimentary guide to each month of the year:  https://www.in-fisherman.com/midwest-finesse/a-month-by-month-guide-to-midwest-finesse-for-bass/. It is based on how and where we have caught largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass since the turn of the millennium.


(7) This is the link to the first Aprils of the past columns: https://www.in-fisherman.com/bass/aprils-past/; https://www.in-fisherman.com/bass/aprils-of-the-past/.

Here are some photographs from past Aprils:

This is a Z-Man's watermelon-red Finesse ShadZ that inveigled scores of black bass in northeastern Kansas in April of 2016. A green-pumpkin one was also very effective in northeastern Kansas, north-central Texas, northwestern Missouri, central Missouri, and eastern West Virginia. The blue-steel Finesse ShadZ worked well in eastern West Virginia, too. For more information, see the logs for April 5, 12, 13, and 14, and other comments about its effectiveness that appear throughout the April 2016 guide to Midwest finesse fishing.


Paul Flynn of Olathe, Kansas.

Terry Claudell of Overland Park, Kansas.

Bob Gum of Kansas City, Kansas, on the right with a friend and four largemouth bass that they caught and eventually released.

Brian Waldman of Coatesville, Indiana

Pok-Chi Lau of Lawrence, Kansas

Brent Frazee of Parkville, Missouri.

Steve Desch of Topeka, Kansas

Bob Gum of Kansas City, Kansas.

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