|An evening's catch of sunfish|
|perfect setting for sunfish|
The only gear needed for catching panfish is a lightweight rod and reel, bobbers, and a hook with a crawler. Most of the panfish we have been catching lately are up in the lily pads in 4-6 ft. of water. The best part of catching these fish is they are usually more abundant than walleye, and fight a great deal even if they are not as large as most targeted species of fish.
I like to dip them in Cajun Fry Magic and fry them in hot oil. I make a homemade tarter sauce and put some butter on the hot fillets. They go well with a cold beverage and some deep fried home fries. The enjoyment of catching and cleaning panfish has me hooked!