Panfish like bluegill,crappie, and perchare fun to target and catch. When you get into a school of bluegill you can get into a burst of action cast after cast. They can grow to lengths over twelve inches long, and to a weight of over four pounds. Bluegill like slow moving sections of water in creeks and streams, and shallow areas on lakes. They typically school together with other panfish in groups of ten or more. They bite just about anything you throw at them, and are fun to catch. Small worms, crickets, and grasshoppers (live or fake) work great. The most important thing to keep in mind is that they typically have small mouths, so it is important to have smaller baits with smaller hooks. You can also use small jigs and small plastics to entice them to bite. If you know they are there and you aren’t getting any fish biting, slow it down. They don’t typically chase anything for their next meal, reel slowly, let your lure drop and reel, and you are sure to get hooked into some great bluegill fishing action!In ConclusionWhen targeting panfish such as crappie, bluegill, and perch, it’s important to reel slow with small baits, small lures, like jigs, flies, and small spinners like a beetle spin. More often than not they will be schooled up, and when you locate them, as long as you are throwing out the rights baits and lures, you are in for hours of enjoyment and a great fresh meal when you get home! Crappie Nibbles, Crankbaits, and Jigs•Berkley Gulp! Crappie Nibbles•Norman Lures Crappie Crankbaits•Cubby Mini Mite 2 Jig•VMC Hot Skirt Glow JigsBass Pro Shops Crappie Lure Kits•Bass Pro Shops 67 Piece Pro Baby Shad Kit•Bass Pro Shops 76 Piece Tutti Frutti Tube Kit•Bass Pro Shops 104 Piece Squirmin’ Squirt Kit•Bass Pro Shops 73 Piece Tri-Color Crappie Grub KitPanfish Lure Kits•Southern Pro 271 Piece Panfish Assortment Kit•Bass Pro Shops 300 Piece Crappie Kit•Bass Pro Shops 270 Piece Mini Tube Kit•Mr. Crappie 66 Piece Crappie Thunder KitDisclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.