Have you been attempting to target panfish during your ice fishing trips this winter, but aren’t having much luck? Consider the following things:
Are the panfish sticking to shallow or deep depths?
Are they hanging out in the weeds or on the rocks?
Are they suspended or are they hugging the bottom?
Due to the weather much of the state has experienced recently, panfish are likely to be in deeper water to find more oxygen. Keep that in mind when you look for them!
Also keep your presentation efforts in mind. A popular effort includes putting a jig on the bottom and using a twitch-pause-twitch routine with it.
For more information on winter fishing in Michigan, visit www.michigan.gov/fishing.
This tip was adapted from Michigan Outdoor News.