Aprils of the Pasts

Aprils of the Pasts
In Aprils of the past, a shad-shaped worm such, as this Z-Man Fishing Products’ green-pumpkin Finesse ShadZ affixed to a red 1/16-ounce mushroom-style jig, has very effective Midwest finesse rig.

Since 2012, we have published 147,884 words about how, when, and where Midwest finesse anglers have caught largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and spotted bass during the past seven Aprils.

These words were written by the following anglers: Rick Allen of Dallas; Yalel Anderson of Shawnee, Kansas; Don Baldridge of Springfield, Missouri; Ted Becharas of Rancho Penasquitos, California; Jerry Benjamin of Lawrence, Kansas; Terry Bivins of Lebo, Kansas; Steve Bloess of Sedalia, Missouri; Burton Bosley of Sutton, West Virginia; Norman Brown of Lewisville, Texas; Terry Claudell of Overland Park, Kansas; Paul Finn of Olathe, Kansas; Adam Fancovic of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area; Brent Frazee of Parkville, Missouri; Merit Goodman of Eudora, Kansas; Bob Gum of Kansas City, Kansas;  David Harrison of Lawrence, Kansas; Rick Hebenstreit of Shawnee, Kansas; Dwight Keefer of Phoenix, Arizona; John Kehde of Sedalia, Missouri; Ned Kehde of Lawrence, Kansas; Casey Kidder of Topeka, Kansas; Pok-Chi Lau of Lawrence, Kansas; Ralph Manns of Rockwall, Texas; John McKean of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Dennis Medley of Morton, Illinois; Greg Monahan of Lee’s Summit, Missouri;  David Mull of Paw Paw, Michigan; Travis Myers of Paw Paw, West Virginia;  George Nochta of Santee, California; Dave Petro of Lecompton, Kansas;  John Redding of Lawrence, Kansas; Hope Reed of Nashville, Tennessee; John Reed of Nashville, Tennessee; Drew Reese of Rantoul, Kansas; Steve Reideler of Denton, Texas; Harold Rice of Ramona, California; John Thomas of Denton, Texas; Andrew Trembath of Parkville, Missouri; Brain Waldman of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Dave Weroha of Kansas City, Kansas.

Before we began publishing these monthly guides in 2012, we published a Midwest Finesse column entitled “A Month-by-Month Guide to Midwest Finesse Fishing for Bass.” It focuses on how and where Dick Bessey of Lawrence, Kansas; Steve Desch of Topeka, Kansas; Brent Frazee of Parkville, Missouri; Bob Gum of Kansas City, Kansas;Rick Hebenstreit of Shawnee, Kansas; Clyde Holscher of Topeka, Kansas; Casey Kidder of Topeka, Kansas; Rodney Hatridge of Shawnee, Kansas; Pok-Chi Lau of Lawrence, Kansas; and I caught largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass from 2004 to 2011 in the community, state, and federal reservoirs that grace the landscapes of northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri.

By reading about these anglers’ endeavors, we can assess the similarities and changes that have transpired during the past 15 Aprils. It will provide us with historical insights that are not easily attained in the piscatorial world.


Here are the Internet links to those words:


(1) This is the link to the April 2012 guide: https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/midwest-finesse-fishing-april-2012/156330.


(2) Here is the link to the April 2013 guide: https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/a-month-by-month-guide-to-midwest-finesse-april-2013/155337.

(3) This is the link to the April 2014 guide: https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/midwest-finesse-april-2014/155785.

(4) Here is the link to the April 2015 guide: https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/midwest-finesse-fishing-april-2015/155800.


(5) Here is a link to the April 2016 guide: https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/midwest-finesse-fishing-april-2016/155975.  

(6) Here is the link to the April 2017 guide: https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/midwest-finesse-fishing-april-2017/156063.

(7) Here is the link to the April 2018 guide: https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/midwest-finesse-fishing-april-2018/153405.


(8) This is the link to “A Month-by-Month Guide to Midwest Finesse Fishing for Bass:” https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/a-month-by-month-guide-to-midwest-finesse-for-bass/156223.

Here are some of the photographs from Aprils of the past:

//content.osgnetworks.tv/infisherman/content/photos/DSCN1531.JPG
//content.osgnetworks.tv/infisherman/content/photos/big-bass-146.jpg
//content.osgnetworks.tv/infisherman/content/photos/IMG_1554.jpg
//content.osgnetworks.tv/infisherman/content/photos/IMG_2249.JPG
//content.osgnetworks.tv/infisherman/content/photos/IMG_2244.JPG
//content.osgnetworks.tv/infisherman/content/photos/6592.jpg
//content.osgnetworks.tv/infisherman/content/photos/150401_0001B.jpg
//content.osgnetworks.tv/infisherman/content/photos/WP_001385.jpg
//content.osgnetworks.tv/infisherman/content/photos/DSC05716-1.JPG
//content.osgnetworks.tv/infisherman/content/photos/7.9-bass.jpg
//content.osgnetworks.tv/infisherman/content/photos/WP_001378.jpg
//content.osgnetworks.tv/infisherman/content/photos/DSCN1133.JPG

Recommended for You

Across the Walleye Belt, early spring is prime time to tap some of the year's best bites. Walleye

Spring is Prime Time for River Walleyes

Dan Johnson - February 22, 2018

Across the Walleye Belt, early spring is prime time to tap some of the year's best bites.

This recipe for Steelhead Trout Niçoise Salad is heart healthy, paleo- and gluten-free diet friendly. Fish Recipes

Steelhead Trout Niçoise Salad Recipe

This recipe for Steelhead Trout Niçoise Salad is heart healthy, paleo- and gluten-free...

Crankin' is almost a necessity for finding bass on the Great Lakes from summer through fall. Bass

Using Crankbaits For Smallmouth Bass

Matt Straw - January 31, 2016

Crankin' is almost a necessity for finding bass on the Great Lakes from summer through fall.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

What

What's New from Cummings Nets?

There's more than meets the eye with new Cummings Nets Red Line. Find out what. With Mike Powell of Cummings and Game & Fish Editorial Director Adam Heggenstaller at ICAST 2019 in Orlando.

Sight Fishing Carp

Sight Fishing Carp

The In-Fisherman staff slips into stealth mode sight tactics for barrel-shaped carp.

New Spinning Reel for Finesse Fishermen

New Spinning Reel for Finesse Fishermen

As Pure Fishing's Andrew Upshaw explains, reel making giant Abu Garcia has done it again at ICAST 2019 with a new spinning reel geared towards finesse fishermen.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories


Spring is prime time for pike. The Prespawn and Postspawn periods offer excellent odds at catching Pike & Muskie

How To Catch Pike In Spring

Dan Johnson - April 26, 2016

Spring is prime time for pike. The Prespawn and Postspawn periods offer excellent odds at...

To guide your carp quest, we've lined up the best carp baits that are easy-to-fish natural baits and commercial options. Other Fish

Best Carp Baits Today

Dan Johnson - June 29, 2018

To guide your carp quest, we've lined up the best carp baits that are easy-to-fish natural...

Now more than ever, understanding each category's strong suits is critical to choosing a powerplant that best fits your personal needs and preferences. Boats & Motors

2- Vs. 4-Cycle Outboard Motors

Dan Johnson - April 16, 2018

Now more than ever, understanding each category's strong suits is critical to choosing a...

See More Stories

More Midwest Finesse

Here are the 2019 October fishing logs for Midwest Finesse Fishing. Midwest Finesse

Midwest Finesse Fishing: October 2019

Ned Kehde - November 14, 2019

Here are the 2019 October fishing logs for Midwest Finesse Fishing.

Here is what we discovered about the Craw Jr. Midwest Finesse

Catch Outdoors' Craw Jr.

Ned Kehde - January 19, 2020

Here is what we discovered about the Craw Jr.

Using non-traditional-therapy procedures for a pain-free life. Midwest Finesse

Brent Chapman's Tactics for Pain-Free Fishing

Ned Kehde - December 28, 2019

Using non-traditional-therapy procedures for a pain-free life.

See More Midwest Finesse

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.