Kevin Fassbind's Articles

February 2015

Winter Perchin'
by Kevin Fassbind
Perch are unquestionably one of the most sought after panfish during the hardwater season. It would seem they have the perfect combination of scrappiness and delicious to put them near the top of any panfisherman's list. The habitat is vast in the northern tier of states. Farm ponds in the Dakotas, mega lakes of north central Minnesota, small to medium natural lakes and impoundments across their r... more

May 2014

Early Season Panfish
by Kevin Fassbind
I love catching panfish all year long. As an avid ice fishing tournament angler, I spend my winters trying to figure out what panfish want to eat and where they position themselves in their environment. This article will focus on seasonal location of bluegills and crappies and techniques for fishing open water. For the purpose of this discussion, we will consider early season as the perio... more

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