Z-Man Fishing Product's Project Z Fishing

Z-Man Fishing Product's Project Z Fishing

Daniel Nussbaum of Ladson, South Carolina, and Z-Man's Fishing Products has been a Finesse News Network member and contributor for several years. He has also been featured in several Midwest Finesse columns, such as "Z-Man Goes to Canada" and "Finesse News Network: The Art of Customizing."

And on March 25, he posted a brief on FNN about Z-Man's second season of "Project Z Fishing," noting that "Episode 6" features Luke Clausen of Spokane, Washington, and David Walker of Sevierville, Tennessee. Both are professional bass anglers.



Clausen competes on the Walmart FLW Tour, as well as Bassmaster's Central, Northern, and Southern Open series. He also won the Forrest Wood Cup in 2004 and Bassmaster Classic in 2006.


Walker began his full-time professional bass fishing career in 1996 on the FLW Tour. From 1999 to 2010, he competed on the Bassmaster Top 150 Tour and FLW Tour. Since 2011, he has fished the Bassmaster Elite Series.


Nussbaum explained that Clausen and Walker used Midwest finesse tactics in "Episode 6," and Mother Nature walloped them with a cold spell that dropped the thermometers around Bienville Plantation, Florida, to 24 degrees and coated some of the guides on their spinning rods with ice.

Nevertheless, Clasuen and Walker used Z-Man's Hula StickZ on a Z-Man's Finesse ShroomZ jig, Z-Man's Finesse ShadZ on a Z-Man's Finesse ShroomZ jig, and Z-Man's Finesse T.R.D. on a Finesse ShroomZ, and they fared well, indeed.


In fact, Nussbaum said: "Filming this episode was a lot of fun.  I was absolutely blown away at how effective the T.R.D. and Finesse ShroomZ were in 24-degree air temps in Florida. We caught more fish on that setup than any other bait we fished during our time at Bienville Plantation, on what was undoubtedly the toughest morning, no less."

Luke Clausen and David Walker caught the bulk of their largemouth bass on a Z-Man's green-pumpkin Finesse T.R.D. affixed to a Z-Man's Finesse ShroomZ jig.

Moreover, Nussbaum says, "It's been really neat to see more and more pros add Midwest Finesse to their arsenals."

Here is the link to this Midwest finesse feature: http://projectzfishing.com/video/search/.

Recommended for You

Catch those weary crappie with this technique! Panfish

Dock Shooting Crappies

Matt Straw - July 03, 2018

Catch those weary crappie with this technique!

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

Topwater Lure Secrets for Bass

Jim Edlund - April 26, 2018

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

This recipe for Steelhead Trout Niçoise Salad is heart healthy, paleo- and gluten-free diet friendly. Fish Recipes

Steelhead Trout Niçoise Salad Recipe

This recipe for Steelhead Trout Niçoise Salad is heart healthy, paleo- and gluten-free...

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Minn Kota's Brad Henry shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead that there's much to like in the new Minn Kota Riptide Terrova saltwater trolling motor that comes with I-Pilot and an 87-inch shaft.

Trailer Bass

Trailer Bass

Doug Stange introduces us to some terrific jig trailer lures for largemouth bass.

Tactical Changes for Smallmouths

Tactical Changes for Smallmouths

Doug Stange deploys an one unique in-line spinnerbiat option for smallmouths.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

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...


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...

Catfish are among the most popular groups of fish with over 7 million catfish anglers nationwide. Catfish

All About Catfish

Rob Neumann

Catfish are among the most popular groups of fish with over 7 million catfish anglers...

See More Stories

More Midwest Finesse

September logs of Midwest finesse fishing. Midwest Finesse

Septembers of the Past

Ned Kehde - August 30, 2019

September logs of Midwest finesse fishing.

The Strike King Ned Ocho Worm was designed after the proven original Strike King Ocho Stick Worm. Midwest Finesse

Strike King Lure Company's Ned Ocho

Ned Kehde - August 05, 2019

The Strike King Ned Ocho Worm was designed after the proven original Strike King Ocho Stick...

Mister Twister's Black/Blue Flake Comida is a classic stick-style bait. Midwest Finesse

Mister Twister's Comida

Ned Kehde - July 10, 2019

Mister Twister's Black/Blue Flake Comida is a classic stick-style bait.

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.

×