It’s always surprised me that as the spawn season wraps, a lion-share of anglers forget about crappies and bluegills—at least anywhere panfish vacate shallow water in favor of deeper, less-conspicuous haunts. Deep water has undeniable appeal to the lake’s largest specimens. Every time I’ve crossed paths with crappies in basins or bluegills on deeper flats and humps, they always are hefty, healthy animals, tails spilling well over the palms of our outstretched hands.Read More
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There are several reasons why spring is the season to invest most of your bluegill-hunting time: Fish are bigger than they’ll be all year and the tall corn—the cabbage, rice, cane, and pads they use to break free—won’t be fully developed yet. From spawn time through fall, the rules change.Read More
Ultra-Light Fishing rods are a ton of fun to fish and even easier to assemble, but building the ideal rod equipped for high-performance in your application is the key to truly increasing your hook ups on the water.Read More
Trophy bluegills are anything but shy about eating. It’s how they grow double chins and helmet heads. The key for anglers becomes identifying what trophy ‘gills are eating and the seasonal location of their preferred prey.Read More