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No fish are more appealing to go after on a hot summer day than panfish. Unlike bass, trout and stripers, which can sometimes be difficult to catch, species like crappies,…
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Finding and Fishing for Bedding Bream

Wednesday, April 30 2014 6:00 am - for Panfish
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The angler quietly slips his boat along the shoreline, casting and retrieving a small bait a few feet off the bank. Several successive casts go unrewarded, then suddenly his limp…
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Ice Fishing for Panfish

Monday, February 03 2014 6:00 am - for Panfish
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For many anglers, ice fishing for panfish has become not just a pastime for most but a passion. Anglers worldwide are becoming better educated and better equipped while fish stocks…
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Putting a few panfish in the livewell during mid to late summer is a different matter than the springtime, when spawning activities have fish in predictable locations. Warm weather success…
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Many remember childhood fishing trips with friends or relatives, dunking worms in a pond or creek, and thrilling to the pulse of scrappy sunfish at the end of the line.…
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How to Fillet & Pan-Dress Panfish

Friday, April 19 2013 7:00 am - for Panfish
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Panfish are exactly what their name implies — fish small enough to fit in a pan — a frying pan, that is. Among these are such beloved species as bluegills, crappie,…
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Fishing Tricks for Trophy Bream

Tuesday, April 09 2013 12:00 pm - for Panfish
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Catching bream fish such as bluegills and redear sunfish ("shellcrackers") isn't difficult. These scrappy panfish are not especially wary, and small ones will forgive even the most slipshod angling techniques.…
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Panfish Trolling Tactics

Friday, March 01 2013 6:00 am - for Panfish
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Spring to autumn, panfish occupy a range of habitats from shallow weed flats to deep, rocky structures. Casting has merits, but there's plenty of trolling methods to pull panfish topside.…
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