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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 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!
Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on March 20, 2022 at 3:56pm

THANKS JOHN,  I WENT FISHING TODAY FOR THE  FIRST TIME THIS SEASON...NOT A FISH TO SHOW FOR IT ... OH WELL THE WATER WAS RRRRRRREALLY COLD TO THE TOUCH HOWEVER......THANKS FOR THE INVITE JOHN, I APPRECIATE IT...

Comment by John Sheehan on March 20, 2022 at 3:20pm

Welcome Dick!

Comment by dick tabbert on March 20, 2022 at 1:19pm

Hows John. Thanks buddy.

Comment by John Sheehan on March 20, 2022 at 12:26pm

Today March 20th- 4 species encountered 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....... 64th oz Jig head Crawler piece and split shot /#6 hook/crawler piece dead sticked took all the Fish . 4# test 

 

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