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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 the months and years to come.

Since 2012, we have published 76,732 words that describe how, when, and where Midwest finesse anglers have caught largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass during the month of April at a variety of waterways across the United States.

Anglers can read all of those words in the six Midwest finesse columns below:

(1) This is the link to the April 2012 guide:

(2) Here is the link to the April 2013 guide:

(3) This is the link to the April 2014 guide:

(4) Here is the link to the April 2015 guide:

(5) This is the link to our mouth-by-month guide to Midwest finesse fishing, which is a rudimentary guide to each month of the year: It is based on how and where we have caught largemouth bass and smallmouth bass since the turn of the millennium.

(6) This is the link to the first Aprils of the past columns:

Here are four photographs from past Aprils:

Bob Gum of Kansas City, Kansas, with a largemouth bass that he caught on a 2 1/2-inch Z-Man's Fishing Products' green-pumpkin ZinkerZ rigged on a red 1/16-ounce Gopher Tackle's Mushroom Head Jig at a strip pit in Missouri in April of 2013.

Steve Desch of Topeka, Kansas, with a pair of smallmouth bass that he and I caught at a community reservoir in northeastern Kansas on April 27, 2015.


One of the largemouth bass that Steve Reideler of Denton, Texas, and Norman Brown of Lewisville, caught at a water-supply reservoir in north-central Texas on April 10, 2015.

Brent Frazee of Parkville, Missouri, with one of the largemouth bass that he and David Gray of Lee's Summit, Missouri, caught at a northwest Missouri community reservoir on April 10, 2014.

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