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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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Going to School

By Jason Mitchell No secret that so many fish we like to target through the ice will eventually slide out and winter over holes and basins.  These wintering holes will typically load up with fish each winter.  While you might…

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Contact Crappie

With Jason Mitchell So many first ice crappie locations can be somewhat predictable.  Troughs, dips, channels and holes seem to concentrate crappie in the fall and these general locations seem to hold into the winter.  Over basins in particular, crappies…

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Spoon Tweaking Perch

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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Today’s Panfish Trends

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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The High Road for Panfish

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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The Right Pitch for Panfish

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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Panoramic Panfish

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…