Do you love big bluegill?
Sometimes I just don't understand why other anglers snicker at the pursuit of panfish. I don't care how much they talk about other species, I believe that panfishing on a consistant level require elements of what the pros like to call 'finesse fishing'. Anyone who has ever gone out for bluegill or crappie in the dead of winter knows it's as much a challenge as any other fish. I have seen all species of panfish designated as 'game fish', so that's enough validation for me. And when I say, "to me the perch is the delicacy of all panfish", I mean it as seriously as the person who goes out for yellow fin tuna. We are all anglers, and we all have our own approach, etc.
All the best, Mike Burro ( New Jersey )