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Panfish thread #13977908 07/15/19
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I've borrowed my brothers fly rod to learn on while I'm looking for the right set-up to pounce on. Been hitting the local creek to practice casting in a place that isn't crowded. Been pulling in a lot of small bluegill, not eating size. In my reading old threads here, there was a bluegill thread pretty regular.

So how bout it? Are you guys still fishing for them, or just to busy talking politics in the hunters campfire?

Let's see some pics from this summer, Bluegill, Perch, Crappie, Bass, Trout.....

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Re: Panfish thread [Re: LJBass] #13978006 07/15/19
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a five wt and a small popping bug with rubber "legs" on a lake or pond is as much fun as you can have with your clothes on...


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Re: Panfish thread [Re: LJBass] #13979273 07/16/19
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My dad live on a lake with a lot of grass that came up high enough to lay on the surface. Every so often there were opennings in the grass about the size of a hula hoop or larger. we would drop a popping bug in the and just work it across the opening. Plenty of nice sized crappies and bluegills with an occasional bass and northern. Fun evenings with my dad.

Long time ago we lived on the Milwaukee River and would float the river working the deeper holes below riffles and where the river was deeper under the over hanging willows, plenty of smallmouth bass and an occasional northern. Some of the most fun was hitting some of the faster waters catching large shiners for bait, we'd stock up our bait tank for northern pike trips. Drifting dough balls on a flyrod through the deeper holes in the river would put some big carp on the line, boy do they fight in the current, some could make a big steelhead look like a slug.

When I moved to northern MN, in the fall we'd hit the drainage ditches with rubber ants and stock up on chubs for trapline bait.


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Re: Panfish thread [Re: LJBass] #13980655 07/16/19
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Yep fishing with small poppers is the ultimate fun but seem to catch more with bright colored soft hackles.


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Re: Panfish thread [Re: LJBass] #14009263 07/28/19
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My farm pond had a lot of panfish in it. Bluegills, Perch, Crappie, and Bass. Fly fishing for larger than average bluegills with a fly rod and small poppers or wet flies is a lot of fun.

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My farm pond had a lot of panfish in it. Bluegills, Perch, Crappie, and Bass. Fly fishing for larger than average bluegills with a fly rod and small poppers or wet flies is a lot of fun.


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