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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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By Jason Mitchell Few lures can be as effective day in and day out for jumbo perch as spoons.  This lure category packs weight, flash and water displacement into the presentation.  Spoons can be seen and one aspect of finding…

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By Jason Mitchell There is always an increased level of intensity whenever you are fishing for your next meal. When you know that you and other people are relying on what you put on a stringer or in a live…

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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…