Whether targeted for fun or for the table, panfish please most anglers– especially lunker crappies and hand-sized bull bluegills. Fall is a great time to catch them, but with variables like changing vegetation, cooling weather, turnover, and fall bait migrations, how do you crack the code for consistent success?
We asked four of the nation’s top panfish specialists five questions about fall crappie and bluegill fishing. Their answers will help anyone become a more successful fall panfish angler.
The swimbait is a lure type that has gone from trophy hunting bass anglers to something used for many different species, including walleye. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be fished all year long, making them some of the most versatile lures used today.
Everyone is throwing bladed jigs these days so sometimes you need to give the fish a different look and sound.
The downsized Chatterbait MiniMax has a downscaled hex-blade and other componentry, but it has the punch to handle big, tough smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass.
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By Louie Stout
One of the problems with growing old as fishermen is we get narrow minded and reluctant to try new things.
It often takes a persistent friend to convince us to let go of preconceived notions and try something a little radical.
Dave Mull is one of those friends who wouldnt take no for answer.
By Louie Stout
The often delayed construction of the proposed public access on Eagle Lake near Edwardsburg continues to drag on without results.
The DNR purchased land on the east side of Eagle Lake Road for access development in August of 2014. Although it remains public property, it has sat undeveloped.
Thats because the Eagle Lake Improvement Association as it has done for years continues to pour money into a legal fight to prevent access to one of southwest Michigans most popular fishing lakes.