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Targeting Multi Species Panfish

In my location of New Jersey, panfish include a variety of Species. I enjoy a Multi species outing either fishing alone or with friends or Family members. Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Red Breasted Sunfish, Bullheads, pan sized Stream Trout, White and Yellow Perch, Crappie, a few Rock Bass, a few Green Sunfish is what I encounter. All are welcome to join and archive their techniques and Species List .

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Comment by John Sheehan on March 22, 2022 at 1:30pm

McScruff!- Thoroughly enjoyed your blog !  Through my 68 years of living so far I'd guess that less than ten years didn't include at least some fishing .The first Fish I recall catching I believe was a Pumpkinseed in a fishing Event for kids in Packanack lake Wayne NJ.

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on March 21, 2022 at 3:42pm

This is right up my alley John......Look forward to sharing my multi panfish excursions this season.....Living on the Albemarle Estuary in Northeast North Carolina I almost exclusively fish in brackish water......the great thing is the abundance of forage and all the panfish species that thrive......I will contribute on the following Panfish:

Black Crappie.....a.k.a. Speckles

Yellow Perch.....a.k.a. Raccoon Perch, Red Fin

White Perch......the most targeted panfish on the Albemarle

Florida Strained Bluegill.........a.k.a.  Coppernose   MY #1 Addiction

Northern Strain  Bluegill.......North Carolina State Record

Warmouth........a.k.a.   Goggle-Eyed Perch........my favorite to eat!

RedBreast Sunfish........a.k.a.   Robin

Redear Sunfish.........a.k.a. Shellcracker or Lake Runner

Pumpkinseed......our smallest average species on the Albemarle

Flier........the most overlooked trophy sunfish in my region.....

I can actually catch all (10) of these species in one trip.......can't wait to share the details........

R/Jeffrey

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on March 21, 2022 at 2:54pm

Thanks for sharing the article McScruff, loved it……yes, I’m proud to be just a “bluegill angler”…..no problem….

Comment by jim cosgrove on March 21, 2022 at 11:59am

Good to see a few of the original members back again.I got 15 little gills playing with a 3wt and some new flies i am trying out at a little local pond yesterday.Like the blog David.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on March 21, 2022 at 10:04am
Well John, do you know me, always prone to bloviating! LOL
Comment by John Sheehan on March 21, 2022 at 9:44am

Thataway David ! GOOD comment! I'll get to the article later as I am between giving Guitar lessons in my home right now. 

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on March 21, 2022 at 7:44am
As most of the folks in this group will know, I am in South Carolina.
For warm water species, and ranked by popularity, the primary pan fish species here is kind of a tie, between bluegill, Shellcracker, and Crappie.

Coming in second are yellow perch, or “Eisenhowers,“ red breast, white perch and catfish.
I put catfish here in the second group, because, while they are very popular, pan-sized catfish are generally in the minority in terms of desirability.

Bringing up the rear, would be warmouth, green sunfish, a few scattered fliers, and assorted others like bullheads, suckers, and so on.

In cold water, it’s gonna be trout.
We have a very few walleye, sauger and even musky, but they are highly localized and most people probably don’t even know about them!

Now, there are two kinds of trout: “keepers,” and the nearly mystical, wild brook trout.
The keepers are primarily made up of rainbows, hatchery sourced,
and brown trout, likewise hatchery fish. The wild brook trout are in a class all of their own, and earn what amounts to a near hands-off status.
Anyone who keeps one of those for the pan risks the wrath of the entire upstate fly fishing community!

For me, the number one pan fish species, numero Uno is the Bluegill. I will happily pursue any Shellcracker that comes near, as well, and between the two of them they are my primary focus. But the blue gill is my single choice. In fact, I wrote an article about why you might want to make it yours. You can see that here:

https://palmettoflynfish.blogspot.com/2022/03/go-for-bluegill.html?m=1
Comment by John Sheehan on March 21, 2022 at 5:59am

Great to see my buddies over here ! Welcome Dick,Tooty , McScruff and Jeffrey! I am curious what Panfish species you Guys encounter in your area .My list for Northern New Jersey where I do most of my Panfishing includes: Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Red Breasted Sunfish, Bullheads, pan sized Stream Trout, White and Yellow Perch, Crappie, a few Rock Bass, a few Green Sunfish is what I encounter. 

Tooty -You'll be on them soon I am sure . Just got my first bunch of Panfish this Saturday after striking out twice . March 20 around Noon :Finally found 54 deg WT at the inflow Pipe and caught 6 Small Female Gills
less than 5",1 Male about 6.5" ,2 White Perch, and a Yellow Perch in about an hours time .Best Fish was a 9" WP.

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on March 20, 2022 at 5:02pm

Appreciate it John.......I love catching the variety that Brackish water offers......let's do it in 2022!

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on March 20, 2022 at 4:51pm
Howdy and thanks John!
 

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