Three ways to catch panfish.

Timmy Weavers catch of shellcracker and bluegills.

The three different ways to catch panfish Timmy Weaver used to catch these bluegills and shellcracker mix on the peace river near Ft.Meade,Fl.

Catching panfish

He caught 32 fish that day. He was fishing on the Peace river from the bank.He was using worms rigged with a float and split shot and a #4 panfish hook. Here are three different ways to catch panfish of all types.A second method to catch bluegills is using a small spinnerbait like a beetle spin.Simply cast out and retrieve slowly back. Just wait to the bump bump and set the hook. This method works on bedding fish excellently.I’ve caught large stringers of bluegill with this lure.It also works for crappie.

And don’t forget the possibility of a nice catfish or two.This happened on my fishing trip last week. If you flyfish you can catch bluegill on flyrods with a small bumble bee popper. You just might catch some bass also.Pretty nice bycatch.That does it for the 3 different methods for catching panfish.For more info on this subject try out my E-book Central Florida Fishing.

Panfish like crappie are being caught in area lakes now.Crappie are known to like the cooler months.Once the water temperature starts dropping the fish start feeding. They are caught on many different baits.Like minnows,grass shrimp,and artificials like medium size beetle spins.

The three different ways to catch panfish like these are. #1Fishing with fiberglass poles in a boat. Letting the poles drag behind the boat in poleholders. The poles are rigged with a float and a 1/4oz of split shot.It also has a gold Aberdeen hook of size 1 or 1/0 size.#2.

#2 Using small 1/8th oz jigs with size 1 or 1/0 gold Aberdeen hooks. Slow trolling with these jigs at different depths.You can see the products on www.countryboystacklebox.com/products.

#3 Last but not always least. Fishing on the bank with the same rigs and baits as the rest of tactics.

Black Crappie

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