Docks and crappies go together like baseball and hot dogs. Offering panfish a fine mix of cover, comfort and forage, these ubiquitous shoreline structures attract fish from ice-out well into summer and beyond. Sadly, few slab seekers fully reap a dock’s fish-producing potential. Worse, many anglers overlook them altogether, especially early in the year and again later in the summer when water temperatures soar.

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Panfish Tactics

March 7, 2014

When you picture fishing educator and former Fishing Facts editor Spence Petros - an image of man with a large grin holding a huge muskie will likely come to mind. After all, Petros has five 'skies over 40 pounds to his credit. He also loves to travel to places like Costa Rica for big 150-pound tarpon. Pictures of him holding big fish grace the pages of every fishing magazine in the land.

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Often referred to as "America's Favorite Fish", bluegills are popular with adults and youngsters alike. Bluegills are found in practically every body of freshwater in America – with the exception of cold water trout streams, of course. Lots of anglers catch bluegills, but not everyone zeros in on the big ones. In part because not all bodies of water are capable of producing respectable size 'gills. Some waters simply do not have the right combination of cover, depth, food, predators and pH balance to grow chunky-size gills.

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Cold Water Crappie

March 7, 2014

That’s Barry Morrow’s top tip for finding concentrations of winter crappie. A guide on Oklahoma’s legendary Lake Eufaula, Morrow spends several days every month on the water fishing for crappie. Still, the schools move, so Morrow typically spends some time searching, using both his electronics and a pair of Lindy Watsit Jigs to help him hone in on the fish.

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Ice expert Bob Bohland offers practical tips that will help you catch more big bluegills, crappies and perch. He spends two-thirds of the year waiting for the ice to return, and when the ice is on the lakes, he spends every minute he can fishing. Bohland’s not opposed to open-water fishing, and he certainly does his share. It’s not the same as fishing through the ice, though. The good news is that Bohland lives in Minnesota, so he’s able to enjoy a pretty long season.

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When I was a youngster in the 1950s, the idea of buying live bait was never entertained in our household. "It's a waste of hard-earned money when you can get off your rear-end and gather all the bait you need," my father would tell me. "Trudging the creek with a seine or crouched over a wet lawn with a flashlight builds character."

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