Fall Fishing For Crappie: 10 Tips You Need To Know

Leaves turning colors and air temperatures dropping signal the start of the crappie fall feeding festival.  When autumn arrives, crappie snap out of their summer patterns and gorge on baitfish in preparation for a long, cold winter. The fish migrate from their deep summer haunts to the shallow flats’ dining areas before returning to deep water later in the season. Anglers …

Fall Fishing For Bluegill: 10 Tips You Need To Know

Bluegill have a voracious appetite but a small mouth, so you need to tempt them with things like little jigs and spinners. Cast lures next to the weed lines, docks, or wood cover to catch bigger bluegill.  During the summer, you can find an abundance of small bluegill in hot shallow water, but big bluegill seek cooler temperatures, often found in the depths. However, …

How To Catch, Clean, And Cook White Bass (Blade Bait Bite)

Often overlooked and usually underappreciated, the white bass catches a bad wrap. While they won’t earn your points at bass tournaments, and most panfish anglers don’t specifically target them, white bass fight hard and taste delicious. They also aren’t necessarily picky eaters, meaning new and experienced anglers can find success using a myriad of baits, including swimbaits, small crankbaits, inline …

This Potential World Record Sunfish Is Bigger Than Every Panfish You’ve Ever Seen

Thomas Farchione of Wisconsin brought a potential world record redear sunfish with this 6.3-pounder that measured 17-inches long and 20-inches around. Thomas took a road trip down to the famed Lake Havasu, the same place where the standing world record sunfish was caught. Thomas was fishing a drop shot rig tipped with a nightcrawler. This method is common for anglers …

How To Catch Bluegill This Spring

Spring is the best time of the year to get out on the water. The weather is phenomenal, flowers are blooming, and critters of all persuasion are following cupid’s arrow to create the next generation of deer, birds, and fish. From a fishing perspective, spring fish are usually hungry, aggressive, and shallow – which makes catching them easier and more …

California’s Biggest Crappie: Bass Angler Sets A New Record While Fishing On Clear Lake

David Burruss, owner of Clear Lake Outdoors in Lakeport, California, just broke the state record crappie when he reeled in 4.33-pound black crappie out of the Northern California’s fishing crown jewel, Clear Lake. The Lake Country Record-Bee reported that David was bass fishing with a 4-inch soft plastic swimbait when the record-setting crappie swiped his lure.  Clear lake receives an incredible amount of fishing pressure and …

7 Panfish Lures You Can Rely On All Year

Live bait is best for producing panfish year-round, but there are times throughout the year when artificial lures will outperform the real deal. The key to catching panfish on artificial lures is to “match the hatch” making sure the size of your lure is the same size as the forage panfish are munching on that day. Here are seven lures …