Since 2011, we have written and published 100,877 words about how, when, and where Midwest finesse anglers caught largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass in Augusts of the past in Arkansas, Canada, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.
Below are eight Internet links to those words, as well as some photographs of Midwest finesse anglers and the black bass that they caught in Augusts of the past.
(1) In August of 2012, I fished 14 outings for a total of 47 hours. During these 14 outings, I and several of my partners were able to catch a combination of 469 largemouth and smallmouth bass, and that equals an average of 33 largemouth and smallmouth bass an outing and 9.9 an hour. These figures do not include the hours we fished and the largemouth and smallmouth bass that we caught in Minnesota on our family vacation, but a description of those Minnesota days is the first log in this series. This guide contains 10,673 words, which also focuses on the logs and observations of Bill Reichert of Lincolnshire, Illinois, Brent Frazee of Parkville, Missouri, Mike Poe of Siler City, North Carolina, and Terry Claudell of Overland Park, Kansas. This is the link to those logs: http://www.in-fisherman.com/midwest-finesse/an-addendum-to-the-month-by-month-guide-to-midwest-finesse-august/#ixzz3gAPh6bmb.
(2) We often contend that the dog days of summer are not fruitless times to be afloat in chase of largemouth bass and smallmouth bass in northeastern Kansas. In fact, August can often be one of our most fruitful months – especially for smallmouth bass at a few of our flatland reservoirs. But August of 2013 was a trying and puzzling 31 days for the Midwest finesse anglers who plied the flatland reservoirs in northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri for largemouth bass. Our laments and bewilderments are laced throughout several of our August of 2013 logs.
It is interesting to note that I caught 345 largemouth bass in August of 2011 and 469 during August of 2012. Then in August of 2013, I fished 11 times for largemouth bass for a total of 30 hours and 30 minutes and caught only 261 largemouth bass. That was an average of 8.5 largemouth bass per hour. On one of those outings, my cousin Rick Hebenstreit of Shawnee, Kansas, helped me catch some of those largemouth bass.
But by Aug. 17, the smallmouth bass at two northeastern Kansas’ reservoirs became easy to catch. For example, Clyde Holscher of Topeka, Kansas, and I caught 72 smallmouth bass on Aug. 27 in four hours. On two other outings, I caught eight smallmouth bass while pursuing largemouth bass. So, the total catch for August of 2013 was 341 largemouth and smallmouth bass, which was an average of 9.8 black bass per hour.
This guide contains 11,952 words, and here is the link to it: http://www.in-fisherman.com/midwest-finesse/midwest-finesse-fishing-august-2013/.
(3) In August of 2014, my partners and I caught 114 largemouth bass, 67 smallmouth bass, and two spotted bass. They were caught across seven outings that encompassed 25 hours of fishing, which is an average of 25 bass an outing and 7.32 bass an hour.
This guide contains 21,969 words. Beside my logs about Midwest finesse fishing…