Midwest Finesse Fishing: February 2016--an update

Midwest Finesse Fishing: February 2016--an update

On March 16, Daniel Nussbaum, who is president of Z-Man Fishing Products and resides in Ladson, South Carolina, sent us a link to a report that he wrote about his saltwater outing on Feb. 22 with Drew Reese of Rantoul, Kansas.

We would have included Nussbaum's report in our February guide to Midwest finesse fishing, but we published that guide on March 8.

The February guide did include a report about Reese's Feb. 12 outing in the Florida Keys, where he employed Midwest finesse tactics in saltwater to catch 13 species and 104 fish in two hours and 33 minutes. And it was the first time we published a log about using Midwest finesse tactics in saltwater.

The title of Nussbaum's report is "Midwest Finesse Knows Best." He explained how Reese's Midwest finesse tactics, which centered around employing a Z-Man's Mud Minnow Hula StickZ affixed to a 1/6-ounce Z-Man's Finesse ShroomZ jig, were more effective than the standard saltwater tactics that Nussbaum employed.


Nussabaum also noted that Reese played a prominent role in helping Z-Man created the Hula StickZ and Finesse ShroomZ jig. Reese is also one of the forefathers of Midwest finesse fishing, which Reese calls light-line fishing rather than finesse fishing.


In the report, Nussbaum delineated how and where Reese used his Midwest finesse tactics to inveigle redfish and seatrout.


We think it is necessary to supplement our monthly guide for February of 2018 by providing anglers and readers the link to Nussbaum's report, and here is the link: http://zmanfishing.com/cms/squad_detail.php?Midwest-Finesse-Knows-Best-123.

Endnotes

(1) Here is the link to our February 2016 guide: https://www.in-fisherman.com/bass/midwest-finesse-fishing-february-2016/.


(2) On Feb.22, Nussbaum posted a note on Z-Man's Facebook site, recommending that saltwater anglers should use a 1/6-ounce Finesse ShroomZ jig when they are trying to replicate Reese's Midwest finesse tactics for catching redfish. He said, "This will allow you to keep your bait in place better when fishing moving water commonly found with most inshore fisheries."

(3) Here are two of the three photographs that Nussbaum published in his report:

Drew Reese with a redfish that has a Z-Man Mud Minnow Hula StickZ affixed to a 1/16-ounce Z-Man's Finesse ShroomZ jig protruding from its mouth.


Drew Reese with a seatrout that has a Z-Man Mud Minnow Hula StickZ affixed to a 1/16-ounce Z-Man's Finesse ShroomZ jig protruding from its mouth.

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