Brian Latimer's Introduction to Midwest Finesse: an Update

Brian Latimer's Introduction to Midwest Finesse: an Update

On May 6 we published a Midwest Finesse column that focused on how and where Brian Latimer of Belton, South Carolina, used a Midwest finesse bait during the practice sessions at the Walmart FLW Tour's tournament at Beaver Lake, Arkansas,  on April 10 to April 12.

From May 1 to May 6, Latimer was at the Walmart FLW Tour's event at Pickwick Reservoir, Tennessee, and Wilson Reservoir, Alabama. Both reservoirs are part of the Tennessee Valley Authority.  At this tournament, he expanded his Midwest finesse tactics by employing a Z-Man Fishing Product's Canada Craw Hula StickZ affixed to a green-pumpkin 1/10-ounce Z-Man's Finesse ShroomZ jig.

During the practice sessions, he caught untold numbers of black bass, as well as other species, on it. He described it as a fun way to fish, saying it has brought "a breath of fresh air" to the way he fishes.  What's more, it has become a great tool for locating the black bass' whereabouts.

His five biggest bass each day of the practice sessions weighed between 12 and 15 pounds. But he mistakenly thought that he would  need to catch five black bass each day of the torunament that weighed more than 16 pounds to fare well and garner a check. Therefore, he used power tactics more than his Hula StickZ rig, and those tactics did not pay the dividends that he hoped they would.


On the Finesse News Network on May 9, Latimer posted  the following photograph of a handsome largemouth bass that he caught during one of the tournament practice sessions on his Hula StickZ rig.


IMG_20160508_141428


In the months and years to come, we hope to publish more columns on how, when, and where Latimer and other tournament anglers employ Midwest finesse methods.

Endnotes

(1) Here is the link to the Midwest Finesse column about how and where Latimer fished at the Beaver Lake Walmart-FLW Tour event: https://www.in-fisherman.com/bass/brian-latimers-introduction-to-midwest-finesse/.


(2) Here is the link to the Midwest Finesse column about how and where Jeff Gustafson used a Hula StickZ rig at the Beaver Lake tourney: https://www.in-fisherman.com/bass/jeff-gustafsons-introduction-to-midwest-finesse/.

(3) In the near future, we will publish a Midwest Finesse column that features how and where Andrew Upshaw used a Midwest finesse tactic at the Beaver Lake tournament.


Recommended for You

The range of walleye hardbaits encompasses multiple categories and a dizzying number of lures. Walleye

The Lowdown on Walleye Hardbaits

Steve Ryan - May 28, 2019

The range of walleye hardbaits encompasses multiple categories and a dizzying number of lures.

Navionics adds SonarChart Shading and HotMaps Platinum. News

Navionics adds SonarChart Shading to its Platinum+ and HotMaps Platinum cartography

In-Fisherman - April 29, 2019

Navionics adds SonarChart Shading and HotMaps Platinum.

Some of Canada's best pike waters are within driving distance. Pike & Muskie

Best Drive-To Pike Waters

Gord Pyzer

Some of Canada's best pike waters are within driving distance.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Lure Lock Tackle Cases: No-Spill, No-Scent

Lure Lock Tackle Cases: No-Spill, No-Scent

Glenn Walker talks us through the soy-based technology that makes Lure Lock cases spill-proof and scent-proof. With Game & Fish Editorial Director Adam Heggenstaller at ICAST 2019 in Orlando.

13 Fishing Pathfinder Weedless Walking Bait

13 Fishing Pathfinder Weedless Walking Bait

Fresh off catching the biggest bass in ICAST Cup history, 13 Fishing pro Jessie Mizell shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead the new Big Squirm soft plastic worm and the company's unique Pathfinder topwater walking bait that is totally weedless in design.

Simms

Simms' Challenger Raingear

John Frazier of Simms Fishing Products details the warm and dry features found in the new Challenger raingear being brought to market by the Bozeman, Mont. company.

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...

Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as girth Biology

Walleye Length To Weight Conversion Chart

Dr. Rob Neumann - January 03, 2017

Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as...

Check out this Largemouth Bass Length To Weight Conversion Chart, a simple and accurate explanation from the In-Fisherman biologists. Bass

Largemouth Bass Length To Weight Conversion Chart

Dr. Rob Neumann - January 22, 2017

Check out this Largemouth Bass Length To Weight Conversion Chart, a simple and accurate...

See More Stories

More Midwest Finesse

The unique tail design on the 4.0 Cross Hair as a thin ridge, or “rudder” on it as well to give more rigidity and help the bait track correctly in current. Midwest Finesse

Angler's Choice 4.0 Cross Hair

Ned Kehde - October 14, 2019

The unique tail design on the 4.0 Cross Hair as a thin ridge, or “rudder” on it as well to...

Here are the past Midwest Finesse Fishing logs for the month of November. Midwest Finesse

Novembers of the Past

Ned Kehde

Here are the past Midwest Finesse Fishing logs for the month of November.

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

Lunkerhunt's Finesse Craw

Ned Kehde - November 06, 2019

Here is what we discovered about the Finesse Craw.

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.