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

Bass

Topwater Lure Secrets for Bass

Jim Edlund - April 26, 2018

These secrets will put more and bigger bass in your boat!

Bass

10 Best Bass Fishing States In America

Matt Straw - November 01, 2017

Which of the ten is the best? You decide.

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

Frigid Water Smallmouths

Doug Stange swims jigs with precision for frigid-water smallmouths.

Mustad's Saltwater Jig Lineup

Russ Whisler shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead the innovative features and great color schemes in Mustad's voluminous lineup of saltwater jigs introduced at ICAST 2019.

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

Catfish

The Best Catfish Rigs

In-Fisherman - January 11, 2018

Catfish are simple creatures that can be caught using the best catfish rigs. Catching them is...

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...

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...

See More Stories

More Midwest Finesse

Midwest Finesse

A Short History of the Marabou Jig

Ned Kehde - June 24, 2019

Ned Kehde reminisces on the marabou jig.

Midwest Finesse

midwest-finesse-fishing-july-2019

Ned Kehde

July logs for Midwest Finesse.

Midwest Finesse

Bass Snax Custom Baits' Darter

Ned Kehde - July 26, 2019

This new finesse bait will surely help Midwest Finesse anglers catch more bass.

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.

×