Category: panfish

I somehow managed to forget my tackle box at h…

I somehow managed to forget my tackle box at home, so I made a quick run to a local hardware store and pieced together a makeshift ice fishing rig to make it my fishing trip a success 

It seems I usually catch keeper fish when I do…

It seems I usually catch keeper fish when I don’t have a cooler, but this time I was actually prepared

Easily the prettiest Bluegill I’ve ever caught…

Easily the prettiest Bluegill I’ve ever caught in the winter, believe it or not this fish was caught in late December on a day that it had flurried in the morning

I love the winter colors Bluegill take on

I love the winter colors Bluegill take on

A happy surprise while microfishing for shiner…

A happy surprise while microfishing for shiners

This little backwater creek will always be lik…

This little backwater creek will always be like a second home to me

One of the prettier Bluegill I caught today

One of the prettier Bluegill I caught today

I worked really hard to find a large populatio…

I worked really hard to find a large population of Redspotted Sunfish in Indiana, but I’ve finally found a place full of them. One of these days I’m going to make a DIY live well to turn one of these in for a state record

I will always get excited when I catch these h…

I will always get excited when I catch these hybrid sunfish, naturally occurring ones are so intriguing to me

Today was one of those incredibly rare days wh…

Today was one of those incredibly rare days where it was safe to ice fish in southern Indiana. I’m starting to get jealous of you northerners!