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River Panfish


whitetail_freak

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hey, just got off of the miss after a great morning of panfishing, hadnt really had a good bite with the panfish for a while, but i found them in about 7 ft this morning. they were stacked, crappies,sunnies,perch, even 2 little walleyes.. it was alot of fun.

where do you guys find the pannies in the summer on the river? same spots as winter or what? any ideas where to look would be greatly appreciated.

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If you include rock bass in this discussion, then you'll find them anywhere muskies are swimming! grin

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When I said pan fish I wasnt talkin bout the red eyed devil fish just gills and crappies. Some people like catchin them rock bass--just not me.

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I've heard rumors--I've never done it myself--that if you mixed up rock bass fillets with sunnie/crappie ones, you couldn't tell the difference. I know it's true for eel pout fillets--we mixed a few mille lacs burbot up with some walleyes and perch, and no one said anything....until we told them, that is.

In all seriousness, the best panfish places are those with reduced current, at least in my experience.

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Your rumors are true rock bass is excellent table fare. Its a shame that fisherman view them as a rough fish. Try it once you will be pleasantly surprised.

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anyone fish by the colvert by cathedral? i caught a MONSTER crappie there the other night, the thing was 15 3/4 inches! i thought it was a bass at first! i did not realize there were such big crappies there, or is that just a fluke? i realesed "her" by the way. already got a few big slabs on the wall, and didnt need another one. But does anyone fish there? and what is so special about that spot? is it a little deeper right there or what?

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It is just a little hole the crappies winter in. three feet deep all the way around it until it gets to the main river channel. I usaly hit it once or twice a winter. There are very few large crappies in this spot and lots of 7-8 in fish. The spot also gets very crouded at times as the hole is only 10by 10ft.

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I have caught several rock bass, found them to be wormy in so lakes. Have not caught many large enough to keep from the river. But they do taste the same as other panfish.

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    • redlabguy
      We got .5” last night. Hasn’t affected the lake level yet. It’s been steady the past three days here (Frazer Bay). RLG
    • MikeG3Boat
      Water Levels I believe are now at a record high with all the rain last week, and more fell last night.  I hope it stops raining soon for all the people who have businesses and live in the area.  Water can do so much damage.
    • MikeG3Boat
      MarkB, Where did you find the perch?  I would love to get into some of those.  MarkB are you fishing more on the east or west end?
    • MikeG3Boat
      Where are the water temps now with all the rain?  Coming up for a week on Friday and want to see what I can find out.  I have had a very poor fishing so far this year.  New to the area and just can't figure it out.  Home is on the west end of big bay.
    • smurfy
      👍 dang that walleye is dark?????they all that dark out of that system?????
    • leech~~
      I think you got it! Nice Eye and hog Perch! 👍
    • MarkB
      I'm gonna try this picture thing again. Please bear with me.      Our buddy Greg with his best of the trip.     Above: Pike River bridge the morning we left.        Below: My cousin Tim caught these the morning after the storm.  
    • redlabguy
      Mark, Glad your crew had another great outing. It’s always good to read your reports. Just wish there were more of them like the old days. Sorry you hit the storm. One of the worst in our 14 years. We’ll be dealing with dock issues for a long time but nothing like the good folks in Cook have.  The fishing has come around a little since the storm. Definitely nightcrawler now. I don’t get far out of Frazer but the reefs are where the action is. Looking forward to hearing from you in September.  My best to you and Linda, RLG p.s. Our good old red lab, Ole, cashed it in last summer, but we have a 6 month old lab now who is learning the ropes up here (and teaching us we’re older than we think we are!)
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