Raising nightcrawlers and worms at home

Raising NightCrawlers and Worms For Bait

Save Money on Bait By Learning to Raise Your Own Nightcrawlers and Worms Fishing for bluegill and most panfish frequently, the cost of live bait can add up. So follow these tips and you will have an endless amount of extremely cheap and self replenishing bait. You could go out and buy a kit that […]

A bucket filled with large crappie fish.

Crappie Fishing Tips

Crappie Fishing 101 To catch loads of crappie in the spring, here are a few tips that will help you catch your limit of these slab panfish. We will go over where the best areas to find these fish are, what to use for bait and how to rig those baits and lures. Finding the […]

Hopper flies for panfish

Bluegill Flies

Flies for Bluegill The bluegill is not known to be a picky eater, especially when it comes to flies. They are extremely opportunistic feeders, meaning they will eat whatever is near them that resembles food. But certain flies are known to be more effective than others. I have tried a lot of patterns, and I […]

Redear Sunfish

Redear Sunfish

Redear Sunfish: Great for Fishing and Eating   Redear Sunfish are another plentiful pan fish in the United States. Unlike some other sunfish, they are fantastic as game fish themselves, may be stocked as so, and can reach larger weights than bluegill. Although sometimes mistaken as a bluegill, the size, distinguishing markings, and aggression of […]

green sunfish

Green Sunfish

The Green Sunfish Green sunfish are a very common type of sunfish. Although not as bright as the others in the sunfish family, they can still serve a great many purposes, both in the wild and in captivity. Green sunfish as very simply to identify, and may be crossed with other types of species to […]

Coppernose Bluegill fishing

Coppernose Bluegill

The Coppernose Bluegill The coppernose bluegill is a fantastic fish, whether found in the wild, or kept in your stocked pond or lake for fishing, Are you interested in introducing this fish to your stocked pond or lake? Or, do you want to know how to identify it the next time you are on a […]

Hybrid Bluegill

The Hybrid Bluegill

 What is a Hybrid Bluegill? The hybrid bluegill is the result of a cross between a male bluegill and a female green sunfish, resulting in a fish that appears much like its male parent with an oval body and pointed pectoral fins, but it has a distinguishing deep yellow to orange color belly.  It also […]

Cane Pole Fishing

Cane Pole Fishing For Panfish Advantages

Using the Cane Pole for Bluegill and Crappie Fishing If you were to go into a sporting goods store you would find a plethora of high end rods and reels that can effectively be used for fishing for bluegill and other panfish. As a matter of fact you could likely spend hundreds of dollars on […]

Bluegill Fishing in northern Michigan

Bluegill Fishing in Michigan

Bluegill Fishing, it often means more than just Catching a few Fish The life of a fisherman begins with the thrilling excitement of catching your first fish and for some of us that inauspicious beginning imbues us with a memory that we will take to the grave.  Go back in time with me to the […]

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Pumpkinseed Sunfish

When people think of panfish they usually think about bluegill and crappie, but there are other great species in this category. The pumpkinseed is a great fish in the sunfish family that does not get the type of exposure that the bluegill and crappie get, yet it is just as common here in the US. […]

Step 2 Of how to Fillet a bluegill.

How to Fillet a Bluegill, Crappie or Perch

How To Easily Fillet your Bluegill, Crappie, Rock Bass or other Panfish Filleting a bluegill is easy to do if you have a good technique. Here I will try to show you how to do it properly so you don’t have bones to deal with. A lot of people clean them quickly leaving bone pieces […]