Category: panfishing

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

This little backwater creek will always be lik…

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

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

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!

This creek is one of my favorite getaways, it …

This creek is one of my favorite getaways, it is such a peaceful places. On this occasion I waded a small stretch of it in search of some Bluegill and Longear Sunfish, then once I found them I was curious what minnows were hanging around and found a large number of Mimic Shiners while microfishing. I love getting to see this biodiversity in person in such a beautiful place

Shallow, backwater creeks will always hold a v…

Shallow, backwater creeks will always hold a very special place in my heart. These are the places that taught me how to cast flies in very wooded areas with overhanging branches

I’ve honestly never fished a place with so man…

I’ve honestly never fished a place with so many Green Sunfish in it before, I caught over 50 of them before admitting that I wasn’t going to get past them to the few Largemouth Bass I could see cruising around