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Use a weightless bobber rig for finicky panfish.

No Need to Weight for Summer Bluegills

Joel Nelson - August 05, 2020

Use a weightless bobber rig for finicky panfish.

On windy summer days when the crappie have gone to deep-water brush piles, what tips and tricks are necessary to catch a limit of slabs?

How to Catch Summertime's Deepwater Crappie

Game & Fish Staff

On windy summer days when the crappie have gone to deep-water brush piles, what tips and...

While most anglers know how to pitch minnows and jigs into a springtime shallow-water and summertime deeper-water brush piles, catching crappie when they've staged up under boat dock locations can be more difficult. Here's how to target slabs in the spring and summer months on lakes loaded with boat docks.

How to Shoot Docks for Spring and Summer Crappie Success

Game & Fish Staff

While most anglers know how to pitch minnows and jigs into a springtime shallow-water and...

In many Upper Midwest lakes, the average size of bluegills has decreased. Is selective harvest to blame?

Where Have All the Big Bluegills Gone?

Scott Mackenthun - July 30, 2020

In many Upper Midwest lakes, the average size of bluegills has decreased. Is selective harvest...

Summer playbook: Ready for a little summer fun the whole family can enjoy? Here are some of the West's top destinations for family fishing adventures.

Take Epic West Fishing Adventure Right Now

Scott Haugen - July 27, 2020

Summer playbook: Ready for a little summer fun the whole family can enjoy? Here are some of...

Shellcrackers are among the largest and most delicious panfish species, and also one of the most clever.

Summer Shell Game for Redear Sunfish

Keith Sutton - July 15, 2020

Shellcrackers are among the largest and most delicious panfish species, and also one of the...

Use these three techniques to load your stringer with bluegills.

Triple Threat for Big Bream

Terry Madewell - June 09, 2020

Use these three techniques to load your stringer with bluegills.

Adjust tactics to catch crappies from spring to summer.

Crappie Fishing from Pre- to Post-Spawn

Dr. Jason Halfen

Adjust tactics to catch crappies from spring to summer.

Maximize your panfish effort by simplifying your setup.

Bobber Your Way to Bluegills

Darl Black - May 12, 2020

Maximize your panfish effort by simplifying your setup.

Crankbaits have overlooked potential for catching trophy crappie in spring.

Slab Crappies on Crankbaits

Mike Marsh - May 08, 2020

Crankbaits have overlooked potential for catching trophy crappie in spring.

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