As northern pike and walleye season wraps up on Minnesota’s inland waters, the author turns his focus to some of the best fishing of the year: late-ice panfish.
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.
Use electronics to locate panfish in deeper water during the warmer months of July and August.
As the spawn winds down, savvy anglers still can catch a bluegill the size of a dinner plate.
Man found with 2,066 bluegill, 418 perch and 88 crappies in his freezers