Anglers have raised the techniques of rippin’ and pullin’ to an art form in recent years. They‘ve expanded these techniques to diverse settings and to a wider spectrum of lure categories. When mastered, they can be used to trigger all species of fish throughout the open-water season. In general, rippin’Read More →

Within the cult of talented muskie trollers—veteran guides working Lake St. Clair, Green Bay, the St. Lawrence River, Lake of the Woods, and beyond—a generations-old secret has recently played a prominent role in lure design. The results have been nothing short of record-breaking. The infamous Len Hartman figured it outRead More →

class=”sticky-ad”> For John Cox, rod building helped him have a stellar year on the FLW tour, winning over $400,000!  This article chronicles his winning rod building story. John Cox Catches Bass John has the ability to locate and catch fish that other anglers overlook, and is something that Cox describesRead More →

Hooks are the unsung heroes of panfish conquests. While slab seekers often credit glitzy gear, high-tech electronics, or their own mad fishing skills for making remarkable catches, few fish swing over the rail without first being firmly hooked on a trustworthy slice of well-sharpened steel. In fact, using dull hooksRead More →

Clyde Holscher of Topeka, Kansas, is one of the original members of the Finesse News Network. He is also an occasional contributor to our Midwest Finesse columns. His astute insights about Midwest Finesse fishing stem from the scores of years that he has been a multispecies angler and full-time guideRead More →