Panfish

4 plastics for panfish

4 Plastics to catch more panfish on ice

by Tim Allard | January 19, 2017

Tim Allard shares fours soft plastics that are essential baits for ice fishing crappie, perch, and sunfish.

Five floats to fit your panfish needs

by Justin Hoffman | September 20, 2016

Not all floats are created equal. Here’s a sample of what to stock in your panfish box.

Longpoint fishing

The spring approach to Long Point Bay

by Carrie Cartwright | May 22, 2015

Plenty of perch and pike if you know where to look

crappie fishing

Spring crappies – when the wind can be your friend

by Bruce Ranta | May 11, 2015

Coping with conditions can be key to fishing success

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Master Your Cast

by Tim Allard | August 8, 2014

Go further and hit your target with these tips.

ice baits - There's a large assortment of tiny jigs that will entice winter panfish.

Itty-bitty ice baits for panfish

by Tim Allard | January 25, 2014

Include these minuscule decoys in your tackle box this winter.

erie - perch swimming in water

Perch and walleye down on Erie

by Jeff Helsdon | June 1, 2013

A further cut in the Total Allowable Catch for Lake Erie perch and walleye is a sign of the declining health of the resource.

western lake erie

Western Lake Erie: good bet for perch

by Jeff Helsdon | April 1, 2013

Rigged and ready for perch, we’re heading for Grubb’s Reef, a shoal off Point Pelee where 10-foot shallows rise from the surrounding 30-plus foot depths…

panfish - a man holding a sunfish

Drop moves for panfish

by Tim Allard | April 1, 2012

When it comes to piquing panfish interest, a bait’s motion must have an attractive action, but also be an easy target. Regardless of the style of lure, paying attention to its sinking speed will increase your catch.