Slab crappies and potbellied yellow perch are prized catches across Lindy Land. But supersized panfish can be challenging to find and catch with consistency, unless you’re armed with inside information.

This week on an all-new episode of Lindy Legendary Fishing Tackle’s Fish Ed TV, host Jon Thelen tackles both of these beloved species head-on.

Tune in as Jon enjoys great hard-water action and shares guide-tested tips you can use to put more of these tasty panfish on ice this winter.

In the first installment, Jon reveals that not all crappies suspend over deep, offshore basins after ice-up. In lakes lacking deep holes, the fish often gather in and around subtle depressions that most anglers miss.

Watch as he uncovers just such a honey-hole and offers timely advice on locating your own crappie paradise.

Jumbo perch are on tap in the second segment — with a twist. While Lindy Land perch factories like Devils Lake, Mille Lacs and Big Winnie are famous for world-class fishing, smaller systems can also produce big numbers of fat fish that are often largely overlooked by the masses.

One of the tricks is finding little lakes with few predators and plenty of food, but in the interest of full disclosure, Jon shares a wealth of small-water secrets you can use to cash in on big-time bites all winter long.

Call all the action this Saturday, Dec. 12 at 8:30 a.m. Central on FOX Sports Wisconsin and FOX Sports North.