Panfish

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by Dave Csanda   Once crappies move deep to their usual winter haunts—down the edges of dropoffs, and out across soft basin areas of 30-odd feet in depth—tiny jigs tipped with softbaits become increasingly difficult to fish effectively in deeper water.   Deep is a relative thing, however. Crappies don’t like cavernous deep basins; in [Read more…]

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Ice Fishing Line Panfish

  Line is one of the most hotly debated topics in ice fishing. There is monofilament, fluorocarbon, braided super lines and even different copolymer options available. When you’re ice fishing for panfish, it’s hard to know what your best choice is based on the situation.   To help you sort through all the noise and [Read more…]

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One of the big benefits of using spoons for panfish is that you’re typically going to catch some of the largest crappies, gills and perch in the area. Fishing higher in the water column is a big key to making this presentation work.   In the video above, Kevan Paul is fishing an 8 foot [Read more…]

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Making slight tweaks and modifications to your bait can pay big dividends, especially on fisheries that experience a lot of angling pressure. This practice is commonplace in all segments of the sport fishing world, from bass anglers to walleye anglers to ice anglers and beyond.   One super common tweak you’ll see from ice fishermen [Read more…]

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So what do you do when you hear about a hot panfish bite on a lake you’ve never fished before. It can be a daunting task if you need to break down a lake without any prior experience on it. Whether you’re chasing crappies or big sunfish, there are a few things you can do [Read more…]

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It’s been well documented that experimentation is one of the biggest keys to having success on the water. Innovation has changed the game over and over again throughout the years, and one of the biggest innovator in the world of ice fishing is Dave Genz. His influence on the sport has been so widespread that [Read more…]

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When do you know that ice is safe? That’s the big question this time of year. One thing that we do know for sure, it’s not when you see that first person venturing out there. Every year, we see people who pushing the limits on early ice and getting themselves killed. Just because people are [Read more…]

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