Panfish fishing before ice up ??

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Re:Panfish fishing before ice up ?? 2012/11/29 10:56:30 (permalink)
 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.
 
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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. 
 
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Re:Panfish fishing before ice up ?? 2012/11/29 13:37:51 (permalink)
That's awesome. That would be an icefishing gold mine.

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Re:Panfish fishing before ice up ?? 2012/12/05 17:45:02 (permalink)
Haven't put the boat away yet as i'm still on the crappies. Had a good weekend with over 50 keepers in three trips out. My two buddys kept over thirty one day and i kept twenty in two trips out by myself. Jigs under a bobber are working best.
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Re:Panfish fishing before ice up ?? 2012/12/05 18:21:58 (permalink)
Chauncy, agreed!...not sure what lake you're fishing but the fish are still very active on the two lakes that i've been fishing. It's been alot of fun. I hope it last.

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Re:Panfish fishing before ice up ?? 2012/12/16 15:50:17 (permalink)
  Seems the Panfish have moved to their winter holding areas.
 
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Re:Panfish fishing before ice up ?? 2012/12/17 12:36:20 (permalink)
Not yet. I got 15 keepers out of 20 something yesterday. Some as shallow as 4ft over wood. Still hitting jigs too. I may put the boat away by this weekend. Waiting for next weeks forcast before i do.
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Re:Panfish fishing before ice up ?? 2012/12/17 16:28:33 (permalink)
 I was fishing the north end of a lake yesterday. We couldn't buy a bite fishing wood, outside weed edges, road beds or creek channel. Most of the area was ice covered the day before though. I'm sure the main lake & south end would be a better bet from shore or wading this time ov yr. than the north.
 
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