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Proof is in the pudding! Ever tried tungsten jigs in the summer for panfish?  They work great for bluegills, crappie, and perch. The tungsten sinks quickly and you'll love the extra feel it gives you while bouncing it off the lake bottom or suspending it over the side of the boat. You can often downsize the profile of the jig with tungsten without sacrificing the feel vs lead jigs. Check out this large 'gill Pro Staffer Kaden Jansen caught this past June with a Midnight CloWn Tungsten jig.       Here's a link to the jig:   Midnight CloWn...

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Have you ever tried a "Fishing Brick"?  Give it a whirl, you're guaranteed to catch more fish!  

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We hear anglers asking this once in a while, "Are bluegills and sunfish the same thing?"  It can be confusing but really it's simple. In short, all Bluegills are Sunfish but not all Sunfish are Bluegills. A Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of the Sunfish Family (Centrarchidae of the order Perciformes). There are over 25 species comprising the Sunfish Family.  Some of the most common to North America are: Black Crappie Bluegill Bluespotted Sunfish Flier Green Sunfish Largemouth Bass Longear Sunfish Mud Sunfish Orangespotted Sunfish Pumpkinseed Redear Rock Bass Smallmouth Bass Spotted Bass Warmouth White Crappie So there you have it! ...

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Ever wonder if you're fishing the correct water depth? Check out this handy chart the Iowa Department of Natural Resources put together. Hopefully this helps you catch a few more fish this summer! Morning Shallow: bluegill, largemouth bass Medium: crappie, walleye Medium-deep: channel catfish Mid-dayMedium: bluegill Medium-deep: largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish Deep: walleye  EveningShallow: bluegill, largemouth bass Medium: crappie, walleye Medium-deep: channel catfish    Check out our Tungsten Jigs for Winter and Summer Crappie fishing!  Deadly when jigged over the side of your boat or under a slip bobber.  Tip them with a crappie minnow, leech or plastics.

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