January 23, 2012
Anglers have requested more details about and photographs of the soft-plastic lures that Midwest finesse anglers employ throughout the year.
The three photographs below focus on the 10 soft-plastic lures and the four jigs that I and many fellow finesse anglers use while plying the small flatland reservoirs of northeastern Kansas. These baits also work well at several of the natural lakes in Minnesota that we have fished across the years.
Names of the baits and jigs, as well as other details, appear in the captions under each photograph.
Besides the lures photographed above, some of us use a variety of hair and marabou jigs. To see photographs of a few of those jigs, please examine the three blogs that were posted in December. Here are the links to those three blogs: http://www.in-fisherman.com/2011/11/18/the-manifold-virtues-of-the-small-hair-jig-according-to-brian-waldman-an-update/; http://www.in-fisherman.com/2011/11/17/the-manifold-virtues-of-the-small-hair-jig-according-to-brian-waldman/; http://www.in-fisherman.com/2011/12/18/cold-water-smallmouth-bass/.
In a few days we will post a blog that describes some of the spinning rods, spinning reels, lines and leaders that Midwest finesse anglers employ.