Re:Panfish fishing before ice up ??
Well not as good as I hoped for. Was looking forward to get out some for Waterfowl but didn't happen. Friend building new house/Archery/young kids & work had him purdy busy to say the least. Late season is better anyways. So had more time to spend fishin'.
Could have caught many more L/M, Pike & Cats but pain in the butt trying to use 1 rod for Panfish & another for the Pike. Enjoy the practice with the hook sets on the Crappie & Perch & teasing them to bite. Plus dragging bigger fish through the weedbeds ain't so much fun while wading. Hope to get back out a few times in the next 5 days/nights before cabin feaver sets in.
On the 10" Gills I found a mine pond with 'em while goose hunting, took the rod & bag ov tackle so could retrieve the Geese since didn't have a dog or boat. During the slow time waiting it out got into some 10"ers right off the bat. Almost positive they were some kind ov Hybrids from down south.