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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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…

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By Jason Mitchell Schools of perch often seem to continually be on the move.  When there are several mouths to feed, sitting in one location doesn’t work.  A school of perch can devour everything in its path.  I would hate…

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By Jason Mitchell Probably the biggest tackle trend the past five years for ice fishing panfish has been incorporating tungsten into the presentation.  Ice anglers have embraced tungsten.  The physical properties make tungsten much heavier than traditional lead and as…

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My first experience targeting crappies in what I would consider extreme deep water occurred about a dozen years ago on a Canadian Shield lake in Ontario. We portaged back into a lake with a caravan of snowmobiles chasing a rumor.…