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What's known as the Ned-rig is simply a small jig head with a half of a senko-style plastic bait. Fished with a lot of twitching, it's very effective.
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Michael Pearce / The Wichita Eagle
Largemouth bass are one of the most common fish to fall for the simple lure made popular by Ned Kehde, but large numbers of white bass, wipers, crappie and even trout have been caught on the lures.
Ned Kehde's finesse tactics fool a lot of fish here larger, traditional lures fail.
An ancient metal counter keeps track of how many bass are pulled into Ned Kehde's boat in four hours of fishing. Wednesday 71 bass were caught.
A largemouth bass that fell on a thin finesse plastic worm.
Ned Kehde annually catches about 5,000 bass a year. All are on finesse tackle.
Ned Kehde and his friends catch scores of bass on half-days fishing many community lakes in the Kansas City area.
Ned Kehde, of Lawrence, with one of the thousands of bass he'll catch this year. He prefers finesse fishing because it lets him catch a lot of fish, is easy on his body and in inexpensive compared to traditional bass fishing.
A warmouth that took a finesse jig. The plastic baits sometimes catch a lot of walleye, catfish, sunfish and other Kansas fish, too.
Ned Kehde unhooking a bass Wednesday morning from Johnson County community lake.
Ned Kehde fishes with very old Cardinal reels. With the bail clips removed he positions the line with his finger.
Ned Kehde mainly uses 1/32, 1,16 and 3/32 oz. jigheads and these plastic bodies when he goes finesse fishing for bass.
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