Need Help Catching Panfish

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2020/05/20 16:04:58 (permalink)

Need Help Catching Panfish

I’m looking for some help catching some panfish. I have been trying pieces of night crawler with a bobber a couple foot above the hook and a sinker maybe a foot above the hook. I have been casting close to the shoreline or near the dock and have had one little nibble. I’m wondering if I’m missing something with my setup. For example, I’m seeing stuff about fluorocarbon which I’m not using. I’m also seeing people fish further out from the bank. Also getting conflicting info on reeling in and just letting it sit. Any good resources for minimal bank fishing for bream and stuff?
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    FishinGuy
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    Re: Need Help Catching Panfish 2020/05/21 09:49:18 (permalink)
    I wouldn't be too worried about fluorocarbon for panfish. Just keep moving until you find them. I wouldn't let my bobber sit in 1 spot for more than a minute or so. Give it a couple twitches now and then to keep them looking at it. Meal worms work best as bait for me. Size 8 or so Aberdeen hooks are my go to.
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    Re: Need Help Catching Panfish 2020/05/21 12:07:12 (permalink)
    Dont need fluoro for pans just a small size mono. Try your bobber method if don’t work go deep. Let sit then pull in a little let sit and repeat. Smaller hook and let them take it. If you feel a good pull hook. It’s alot of water cover as much as you can goes with any fish.
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    Re: Need Help Catching Panfish 2020/06/02 21:00:35 (permalink)
    good luck
    post edited by spoonminnow - 2020/06/23 07:56:59
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    Re: Need Help Catching Panfish 2022/04/05 12:33:38 (permalink)
    Zack, how did you make out?
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    Re: Need Help Catching Panfish 2022/04/05 16:15:43 (permalink)
    dont depend on fat night crawler pieces. dig some  garden worms and break them down use small hooks like a #10 and a light line like a 4lb-since they dont break the line just add a length of leader to the heavier line you may be using now
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    Re: Need Help Catching Panfish 2022/11/15 13:43:31 (permalink)
    You can target areas with overhanging vegetation, submerged trees, shaded harbors, and aquatic vegetation, as panfish often seek cover. Try live bait like earthworms, crickets or minnows as Panfish will attack a wide variety of natural and man-made baits. Use small hooks (sizes 6 and 8 are best) with small reels loaded with 4 or 6 lb test lines for the perfect sensitivity and power to tackle this species.
    post edited by velva62 - 2022/11/21 13:56:41
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    Re: Need Help Catching Panfish 2022/11/15 20:50:03 (permalink)
     
    First off - how did you make out?
    Live bait is a sure way to catch many different fish other than panfish such as bass and pickerel.
    The float & hanging bait is one of the best presentations whether live bait or lures. Not all lures work under a float so you have to consider which do best.
     
    Fish location is everything when it comes to fishing. No bait can catch fish that aren't there which is why fishing from a boat that moves to different areas to try is a big advantage.
    When it comes to lures, in my experience nothing compares to soft plastics. There are thousands of shapes that catch fish as well as if not better than live bait. All you need is the proper ballhead jig and hook size. Spinning reels are the best for casting small, light lures long distance and spooled with no-stretch braid line that transmits the slightest taps.
     
    I could write a book containing all the options and choices an angler has when it comes to catching fish, but I don't want to bore you with long dissertation. Most important in learning what to fish and how to fish it and where to fish is from your own experiences and successes.
    post edited by spoonminnow - 2022/11/15 21:07:59
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