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5 Great Tips for Panfishing in the Midwest [PICS]

Hit the water now for some lucrative panfishing adventures. 

With help from the Iowa DNR, these tips will make you a panfishing pro.

1. Master Your Bait

Use properly sized bait like small jigs or twister tails (1/32nd or 1/64th ounce) suspended 24 inches under a small bobber.

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2. Think Small

Employ a 2- or 4-pound test line with light lures and reels.

3. Follow the Sun

Smaller ponds are warmer in the spring, and as such have more activity.

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4. Love Thy Stump

Areas near tree roots, brush piles, and stumps can be panfishing hotspots.

5. Listen to the Wind

Typically the side on the side of lake where the wind blows in, the water is warmer.

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For another great fishing list, go here.

5 Great Tips for Panfishing in the Midwest [PICS]