Category Archives: Panfish

Tasty Yellow Perch

Yellow perch travel in schools, and prefer water temperature of 66 to 70 degrees F., generally preferring relatively shallow waters near shore. They are rarely taken from waters more than 30 feet deep, although in spring and fall they inhabit shallower areas than they do in the heat of the summer. They tend to travel shoreward each morning and evening to feed, while during the spring and fall they appear to feed throughout the day. At night they rest on the bottom and refrain from feeding. Unlike […]

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BULL GILLS REPORT

I was looking at a forum, when I ran across this small article about BLUE GILL fishing! I don’t like copy and paste, but I saw this report, and just  had to pass this on….. Here it is, word for word: It’s really good to hear a story about releasing those bull ‘gills. It is the future of having a shot at a 10″ ‘gill or more lakes filled w stunted ‘gills. I’ve got a buddy who used to captain a charter on LM that now fishes […]

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Great Lakes Jumbo Perch

Lake Michigan has a heavy population of ever popular yellow jumbo perch. I fished off the Montrose harbor break wall when I was 16 years old, with trot lines. A fishing pal and I never failed to fill our buckets. One time when trolling for salmon off the 95th street boat launch in Chicago, I noticed a one hundred foot cloud (school) of perch on my locator. Curious, I dropped a line with a bare hook just to see what would happen. Bingo! The three of us […]

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Bluegill Fishing 101

  Some die-hard pan fishermen say the mighty bluegill is the best fighting fish for its size, even rivaling the fight of a smallmouth bass! There are two kinds of fishermen, those that fish for food and those that fish for fun! Bluegill fishing action is amazing, and most fisherman agree that they are one of the best eating fish on planet Earth! Bluegills eat mainly aquatic insects, which are slow-moving creatures. They rarely chase other food items; it’s important to fish very slowly. Most anglers use small floats […]

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Monster Crappie Hot Spot

Lake Petenwell Wisconsin is one lake that holds record sized Black Crappies, if crappie fishing is your thing. Not to long ago, my brother and I made a trip to Friendship Wisconsin to visit some people we knew and some relatives, as my father was born there. While we were there we decided to try our luck trolling for walleye. We rented a 16 Ft. row boat with a 10 H.P. Merc outboard motor and started trolling with deep running # 9 jointed rapalas.   It wasn’t ten […]

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