Right now, sunfish are spawning in the Midwest, and this is a great tip from avid panfish angler Matt Johnson for catching those finicky monsters.
This video gives you a quick setup explanation for targeting shallow-water sunfish. Even when the fish turn a little finicky and appear to have no interest in anything other than spawning, this little tip should get them going!
Of course, as anglers, it’s our responsibility to protect the resource and practice selective harvest, because the big panfish are very susceptible to overharvest this time of year. In a previous OutdoorHub article, we highlighted a few easy ways to limit your take and promote healthy fisheries, all while enjoying plenty of fish for the frying pan.