Browsing: Panfish

Panfish specialty articles by Jason Mitchell, encompassing modern-day panfish fishing tactics and information, fish species of pursuit, and trips and destinations. Jason Mitchell has logged thousands of hours on the water and ice, earning a reputation for not only being an extraordinary guide, hunter and angler but also a gifted writer, communicator and promoter.

 

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With Jason Mitchell Panfish can suspend anywhere in the water column and a big equation for locating fish and putting together a pattern is dialing in that productive zone.  Before electronics, anglers often fished down through the entire water column. …

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By Jason Mitchell When it comes to presentation discussion concerning bluegills, tungsten has dominated the discussions over the past few years. Tungsten jigs have become so popular because tungsten is much heavier than traditional lead. An angler can either go…

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By Jason Mitchell There can be some surprisingly solid fishing for panfish on lakes and reservoirs that might lack the classic weed growth. From an ice angling perspective, good weeds in the wintertime often correlates with good water visibility. Poor…

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By Jason Mitchell The last period of safe ice typically offers some of the best ice fishing of the year for panfish like bluegill and crappie.  For crappies in particular, we often find fish shallow and the fish can often…

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By Jason Mitchell A common mistake some anglers make is thinking the world below the ice is static.  The mistaken belief that nothing changes.  We have all probably been lulled into a great bite where we set up on a…

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By Jason Mitchell Deep structure can be relative but the location is often reserved for walleye or perhaps lake trout.  So often, anglers targeting panfish, sunfish in particular, often focus on basins but the search is so often concentrated on…

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By Jason Mitchell In a perfect world, we would always be able to fish for fish that make us look good.  Fish that burn up to the presentation and rise to meet and greet you.  Fish that are looking for…