Category Archives: Panfish

FREE FISHING DATES – WISCONSIN

As a reminder it is free fishing days this weekend in Wisconsin waters. Free Fishing Weekends— June 5-6, 2021 and January 15-16, 2022 Every year, the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June and the third Saturday and Sunday in January, are designated as Free Fishing Weekends throughout the state of Wisconsin. Residents and nonresidents…

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Great Lakes Jumbo Perch

Lake Michigan has a heavy population of ever popular yellow jumbo perch. I fished off the Montrose harbor break wall when I was 16 years old, with trot lines. A fishing pal and I never failed to fill our buckets. One time when trolling for salmon off the 95th street boat launch in Chicago, I…

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Bluegill Fishing 101

  Some die-hard pan fishermen say the mighty bluegill is the best fighting fish for its size, even rivaling the fight of a smallmouth bass! There are two kinds of fishermen, those that fish for food and those that fish for fun! Bluegill fishing action is amazing, and most fisherman agree that they are one of…

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Monster Crappie Hot Spot

Lake Petenwell Wisconsin is one lake that holds record sized Black Crappies, if crappie fishing is your thing. Not to long ago, my brother and I made a trip to Friendship Wisconsin to visit some people we knew and some relatives, as my father was born there. While we were there we decided to try…

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