Thursday, September 22, 2005
It may be best if you can get out in the lake over remaining weeds or along weed edges and kind of tightline by vertical fishing wax worms, maggots or small minnows just off or very near the bottom. We have found in deeper lakes a small jigging spoon can be productive by using a short jigging presentation. If you are going to fish on the bottom, a stand up style jig works best to keep your bait at an angle just off the bottom. Another good presentation is to lower a heavy jig to the bottom, then lift it just off bottom, a few short jigging motions, allow it to settle back down and now try a quicker rise till you find what triggers a bite. Once colder winter weather sets in and SAFE ice forms, fish over those same spots where you know there are weeds. Panfishing is popular among many anglers and is even the second most popular fish for adult anglers. This is rightfully so, since most of us honed our fishing skills with them, it is Fun, and they are Good to eat.