Tuesday, May 30th, 2023
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Red, white and bluegills: Take a kid fishing this Memorial Day

Before you leave for your all too brief Memorial Day vacation, grab one or two fishing rods from the basement or garage because this is your big chance to pull the kids away from their phones and hypnotizing devices and introduce them to the joys of the outdoors through fishing.
Take them on a Memorial Day bluegill outing.

Southern Iowa lakes experience panfish kills due to spawning stress

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries biologists have investigated recent reports of dead bluegill and crappie in southern Iowa lakes.
These natural fish kills are a common occurrence at a number of lakes each spring during spawning season. There is little danger to the overall population of bluegill or crappie. Iowa lakes can support thousands of panfish per acre of water.

Focus on floats to catch spring panfish: From slip-bobbers to balsa to bubbles

Bluegills, crappies, and bobbers go together and remain a basic, productive means to catching panfish. But somewhere along the way, bobber fishing got sophisticated. Bobbers and corks became “floats.” Call them what you want, but there’s now a bobber/float to match any type of panfishing.

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