Want to target these panfish when you head out in the coming days or weeks?
Check out these tips to guide you.
Anywhere within the water column is where you’re likely to find bluegill after turnover has occurred. You’ll have to keep moving as you attempt to find them as they may be suspended or lying low at the bottom.
These fish often stay in deeper water longer than bluegills – and they also tend to move around more as they target large schools of baitfish. If you use baits that imitate a crappie’s food of choice you’ll be more likely to find them.
Keep in mind that both bluegills and crappies will get less and less active as the water cools off and they slow down. You’ll then want to slow your presentation and offer smaller baits to keep seeing success.
Try your luck at some great angling this fall.
For more information on the numerous opportunities to fish in Michigan, visit www.michigan.gov/fishing.