NYPA FISHING

PA Target Species => Panfish => Topic started by: FM on April 04, 2017, 07:12:54 AM

Title: Help with Early Gills
Post by: FM on April 04, 2017, 07:12:54 AM
I'm wondering what the gills are doing now. I assume that they have not made the transition from the deeps to the warmer shallows yet. I have taken two trips over the Slocum to try for some in the last few days and couldn't get a bite. I know that they will be there soon but where might I find them in the mean time?
FM
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: HenryDavid on April 04, 2017, 03:35:25 PM
Water's still pretty cold aye?   What part of the water column is warmest this time or year ?    Water temps need to still warm up quite a bit to get them moving in for the spawn.  I love when they move in and will hammer anything on top.
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: KingPerch on April 04, 2017, 08:04:53 PM
I agree... water temps need to rise, the fish will come!! Panfish are a blast to catch! Even on a fly rod!😉
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: chez on April 05, 2017, 06:02:05 AM
They are catching calicos daily at slocum.
I stop by almost every afternoon.
try Carvington Road Side.
What time of day did you try Dave???,
The water is still cold but it is also in ice season.
Try mid day when the sun is high.
Think small. 
I catch a lot on trout magnets tipped with 1 spike under a bobber.

Im hoping to get some Bass Bugs after work tonite.
I usally have a few thousand by now.
Weather really sucked this year.
Good Luck.
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: HenryDavid on April 05, 2017, 10:24:07 AM
Chez are they getting any decent sized ones ?   How deep ?
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: FM on April 05, 2017, 12:03:32 PM
Yep I'm in the late afternoon using ice fishing jigs under a bobber with waxies and plastics. Back end of the lake where its shallow too.
FM
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: chez on April 06, 2017, 06:26:43 AM
Chez are they getting any decent sized ones ?   How deep ?

Seen a few nicer ones come out HD.
Most of them that ive seen are bigger than in the past.
A friendvof mine was at the lake yesterday.
Fishing bullheads down the back.
He said fish commision has nets set gir the muskies.
He tslked to an officer and he told them last week they caught tons of eyes in the nets.Most above 22".
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: HenryDavid on April 06, 2017, 05:33:56 PM
We should make an outing and troll that back side when walleye comes in
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: chez on April 06, 2017, 05:54:13 PM
We should make an outing and troll that back side when walleye comes in
Im in...
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: FM on April 06, 2017, 05:59:16 PM
I had a friend who got them trolling crawler rigs very slowly back and forth in the section along  Carverton.
FM
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: fishfinder on April 06, 2017, 06:46:30 PM
I heard that a mojority of the fish from the Lake Jean drainage was transferred to  Slocum?...wich also included a decent walleye population.
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: chez on April 07, 2017, 08:26:26 AM
I heard that a mojority of the fish from the Lake Jean drainage was transferred to  Slocum?...wich also included a decent walleye population.

Slocum has always had a good eye population.
We use to fish them from 10pm at nite to 3am.
Just as fm stated.with crawler harnesses.
Picked up lots og big bull heads and a few bass just doing that slso
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: HenryDavid on April 08, 2017, 12:10:16 AM
Years ago we trolled Raps right through the weedy sections on the smaller side.  Caught lots of 20+ inchers, and my only Slocum musky
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: gwilk1 on April 20, 2017, 03:37:22 PM
A guy caught a muskie on carverton Rd side on Saturday from shore,,,,around 20 inches,
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: FM on April 20, 2017, 05:02:37 PM
No need for any more gill help. They have made they move to the shallows. I hopefully will be finding enough for my bait supply from now till summers end.
thanks
FM
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: HenryDavid on April 21, 2017, 12:48:19 PM
No need for any more gill help. They have made they move to the shallows. I hopefully will be finding enough for my bait supply from now till summers end.
thanks
FM

Good to hear, are there any insects around, any risers ?
Title: Re: Help with Early Gills
Post by: FM on April 21, 2017, 01:28:42 PM

No bugs or risers. But they would occasionally smack my bobber. Probably  any small panfish popper would get some attention.
FM

Good to hear, are there any insects around, any risers ?