One or more species of panfish populate virtually all warm water
streams, ponds and lakes throughout the United States and around
the world for that matter. They can survive in most waters that
provide their natural food source of minnows, crustaceans, insects
and worms. See the sunfish
fishing videos for tips, ideas and ways
to catch more panfish.
Panfish are easy to catch. As prolific spawners they repopulate
the waters as fast as they are harvested. A common problem in managing
panfish waters is that the waters are under fished causing panfish
to overpopulate. As a result tend, they to stay small in size due
to competition for the natural food source.
Fly fishing for panfish makes for an excellent outing. Panfish
will rise to take a dry fly or attack most flies presented to them
at varying depths. This presents a great opportunity to teach fishing
skills to a beginner and fly fishing techniques at the same time.
The list of panfish is comprised of many fishes each called by
a variety of names. The bluegill tops the list and is the most common.
Other names for bluegills include common yellow perch, sunfish,
red-breasted bream, red-spotted sunfish, long-eared sunfish, white
bass as well as a host of variations and cross breeds. These fish
tend to run in schools and congregate near their food supply. Panfish
can be found in depths of 35 feet or more and all the way up to
the surface depending on time of day and weather conditions. Bluegill
spend the majority of their active time in 1 to 10 foot depths.
Crappie are also considered panfish. For details on crappie visit
our crappie fishing
Panfish Fishing Information.
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about fishing for panfish. Find information on basic trends and
seasonal patterns of panfish. Look here for tips, recommended tackle,
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Panfish Fishing - All About Fishing for Bluegill
& Other Panfish.