Locate standing weeds in shallow water in late winter, and hungry panfish will be hanging out nearby.
Small spoons tipped with plastics, worms, or minnow heads and tails will attract more perch, crappies, and sunfish thus boosting your odds of catching more fish.
Spring is a great time to target white or black crappies as they transition into shallow water around the weed lines.
With water temps dropping, crappies are munching on minnows. Use your electronics to locate schools of suspended slabs, then find what triggers bites.
By Ken McBroom
The addition of smoked sausage infuses the white wine roux that transforms this chowder into a flavorful gumbo, but if you want to leave the sausage out, the base recipe is still an excellent panfish chowder.
Fall fishing tip for walleyes and crappies: First find food, and the predatory gamefish will be nearby
Finding walleyes and crappies can be simple if you locate their primary food source in fall: schools of baitfish.
Use electronics to locate panfish in deeper water during the warmer months of July and August.
A recipe featured in the Taste of the Wild by Outdoor News from Ken McBroom
Photo by Ken McBroom Blackened Fillet with Bacon Raspberry Glaze From the author: This recipe is a great way to prepare your fish fillets. Big crappie, catfish, and any fish that is thick enough, maybe an inch thick, to withstand the blackening process will do. The first time I saw the blackening process was in Alaska and it…
What was thought to be a black crappie was a hybrid white and black crappie.