Z-Man's Green-Pumpkin-Goby Finesse Baits

Z-Man's Green-Pumpkin-Goby Finesse Baits

At the top is a Green-Pumpkin-Goby Scented LeechZ. The second from the top is a Green-Pumpkin-Goby Finesse T.R.D. The third one is a Green-Pumpkin-Goby EZ TubeZ. The bottom one is a Green-Pumpkin-Goby ZinkerZ.

Midwest finesse anglers are incessantly in search of new green-pumpkin hues that are enhanced with colorful and sparkling flakes.  It is the contention of these anglers that a sparkling aspect of the flakes enhances the effectiveness of a green-pumpkin Midwest finesse bait, such as Z-Man's Finesse T.R.D. or its 2 1/2-inch ZinkerZ, on sunny days.   Consequently,  a goodly number of these anglers were delighted to see that Z-Man Fishing Products noted in its "2016 Product Catalog" that they have created a hue that they call Green Pumpkin Goby, which is impregnated with scores of purple and gold flakes.

We emailed Daniel Nussbaum of Ladson, South Carolina, who is president of Z-Man, and asked him about the geneses of this hue.

In an email, Nussbaum responded, saying that "several of our pro staffers requested a green pumpkin color with some purple flake for fishing for smallmouth in northern waters to mimic the gobies that are the prevalent forage there. We currently offer the following baits in this color: Finesse T.R.D., ZinkerZ, Scented LeechZ, and EZ TubeZ."


Nussbaum also provided us with some samples of the Finesse T.R.D., ZinkerZ, Scented LeechZ, and EZ TubeZ in the new Green Pumpkin Goby hue.  On April 14, we spent 45 minutes working with the Green-Pumpkin-Goby Scented LeechZ affixed to a red 1/16-ounce mushroom-style jig, and in that short spell, this combo inveigled 15 largmouth bass.


As our 2016 Midwest finesse endeavors unfold, it is likely that we will write a lot of words about the Green-Pumpkin-Goby Finesse T.R.D., ZinkerZ, Scented LeechZ, and EZ TubeZ in our monthly guides to Midwest finesse fishing.

At the top is a five-inch Green-Pumpkin-Goby ZinkerZ. Midwest finesse anglers cut it in half, which makes a 2 1/2-inch ZinkerZ, and they affix it to a Z-Man's Finesse ShroomZ jig or similar mushroom-style jig.

A 2 1/2-inch Green-Pumpkin-Goby ZinkerZ affixed to a blue 1/16-ounce mushroom-style-jig caught this six-pound, six-ounce smallmouth bass at a northeastern Kansas flatland reservoir on April 25. The gobies do not abide in the waterways of Kansas, but Midwest finesse anglers suspect that Z-Man's Green-Pumpkin-Goby ZinkerZ affixed to either a blue or chartreuse mushroom-style jig abstractly resembles a immature green sunfish, which smallmouth bass will forage upon.

Endnotes


(1) For more information about the Finesse T.R.D., Scented LeechZ, EZ TubeZ, and ZinkerZ, please consult these four links to Z-Man's website:

(a) http://zmanfishing.com/store/categories/elaztech/finesse_TRD.

(b) http://zmanfishing.com/store/categories/elaztech/zinkerz.


(c) http://zmanfishing.com/store/categories/elaztech/scented_leech.

(d) http://zmanfishing.com/store/categories/elaztech/eztubez.

(2) Nussbaum also noted that Z-Man will introduce a much awaited finesse tube at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades at Orlando, Florida, on July 12-15. It is a solid-body tube, and its prototype name is the 2.75-inch T.R.D. TubeZ.  Initially it will not be manufactured in Green Pumpkin Goby, but if all goes well with sales and enough anglers clamor for a Green-Pumpkin-Goby T.R.D. TubeZ, Z-Man will manufacture it.

This is the Green-Pumpkin-Goby Scented LeechZ that inveigled 15 largemouth bass in 45 minutes on April 14.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Trailer Bass

Trailer Bass

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

Bait Choices from Skeet Reese

Bait Choices from Skeet Reese

Pro angler Skeet Reese is a Major League Fishing champion and a winner of the Bassmaster Classic and BASS Angler of the Year titles. Throughout his years of bass catching success, as he tells World Fishing Network personality Chad LaChance, Berkley baits like the Deal and Straight Money have played a key role in what he has accomplished out on the water.

Electric Filet Knife from Bubba Blades

Electric Filet Knife from Bubba Blades

As OSG's Lynn Burkhead looks on, Josh Neville shows off the cordless and corded versions of a new electric filet knife from Bubba Blades.

Berkley

Berkley's Surge Shad

Major League Fishing pro Scott Suggs has relied on the Berkley Surge Shad lure concept for years, using similar designs to capture MLF titles and a $1 million dollar FLW Forrest Cup win. With new features in the Surge Shad, Suggs tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead that even he can find success out on the water!

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles


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...

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...

Pole lines illustrate the paradox of catfishing. At a time when excellent rods, reels, and other Catfish

Catfish Pole Rigs

Richard Peterson with In-Fisherman - April 28, 2016

Pole lines illustrate the paradox of catfishing. At a time when excellent rods, reels, and...

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

More Midwest Finesse

The G-Tail Twin looks to be an avant-garde rendition of the late Chuck Woods' Puddle Jumper. Midwest Finesse

Reins Fishing's G-Tail Twin

Ned Kehde - May 15, 2020

The G-Tail Twin looks to be an avant-garde rendition of the late Chuck Woods' Puddle Jumper.

The head, torso, and tail are constructed of solid and flexible soft plastic. Midwest Finesse

Berkley's PowerBait Power Swimmer

Ned Kehde - June 15, 2020

The head, torso, and tail are constructed of solid and flexible soft plastic.

Specifically designed to enhance the action of your Ned rig. Midwest Finesse

Brian Schmidt Baits' Ned Dred

Ned Kehde - June 02, 2020

Specifically designed to enhance the action of your Ned rig.

This May guide to Midwest Finesse fishing contains 22 logs. Midwest Finesse

Midwest Finesse Fishing: May 2020

Ned Kehde - June 04, 2020

This May guide to Midwest Finesse fishing contains 22 logs.

See More Midwest Finesse

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All In-Fisherman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now