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Jim Uran

Our fragile panfish population

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The biggest offenders on the lake we fish are the locals too. It's common in the fall to see the same boats, 3 or 4 times a week, for 2 or 3 weeks. The sign posted at the PA asks that people put anything > 10" back. Most of the people that I see practicing C & R shouldn't be as they are fishing so deep that they are dead anyway

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On 12/14/2013 at 5:42 PM, walleye18 said:

theharvester...that is so true.

 

I tell my kids all the time to never, ever tell anyone where we fish.

 

It's so true. Some of the biggest blabbermouths are people who don't even fish. They'll tell every actual angler they know about a good, credible tip.

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1 hour ago, BassThumb. said:

 

It's so true. Some of the biggest blabbermouths are people who don't even fish. They'll tell every actual angler they know about a good, credible tip.

 

Yeah, no sense in sharing. Just keep 'em all for yourself. ;)

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I think I've discovered the answer to finding bigger panfish....

 

You need to guy a 4 inch auger! 

 

 

 

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I'm mainly joking. But when I think back to when I was a kid, it seemed like my dad and I could always catch good sized crappies. Then it dawned on me that he had an old "spoon" type hand auger and I was a lot smaller, so those crappies undoubtedly looked a lot bigger coming out of a small hole compared to an 8 or 10 inch hole, and a lot bigger in my hand then they do now.

 

I agree panfish don't get the respect they should, and it would be nice if we could find a way to get them bigger. I was looking through some of the DNR lake surveys near the Aitkin area, and every report claimed the crappies and sunnies were in low numbers and sized compared to similar lake classes. If you only went by those survey's though you probably wouldn't bother wetting a line.

 

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Yup, that's why I don't tell anyone when I find a good panfish lake. My favorite was earlier this year, when me and my gf were fishing a tiny lake we pulled the otter through the woods to get to. The year before we pounded the big gills and we did alright the time this year. A local came out to us and asked us if we were catching anything? " A couple small gills" he said ya your wasting your time out here. The biggest panfish I've caught are out of lakes that I've never seen another hole on. I never keep fish on any of these little lakes.

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