To see how accurate Livetarget’s sunfish are, I compared the hollow topwater to a bluegill. The similarities, besides the color, of scale patterns, gills, and tails are pretty accurate. Imitating a dying panfish, the topwater lure is great for panfish-inhabited water. Bass, pikes, and muskies enjoy preying on small panfish, like bluegills, and the imitation of the Livetarget sunfish is perfect for attracting those hungry predators. The topwater does closely satisfy the looks of a sunfish or bluegill and later on in the season, will do the job for hungry bass. PS: bluegill was quickly released after photo.
Before bass season starts, why not cast a few and catch some crappies? The shores of Lake Menomin are great spawning areas for crappies and many other panfishes. As the weather gets warmer towards mid-spring, crappies start swimming away from the deep-end of the lake and head towards shore to breed. As seen in this image, crappies are great for recreational fishing as well as a delicious dish. Crappie season does not come often, and after a few weeks, this area will be cleared as the predators start coming towards shore to feed off other smaller fishes. It is great to see the fishing community come together every year to fish in this location and enjoy the warm weather. Whether anglers are fishing on shore, boats, or kayaks, there are plenty of fishing area for everyone as the crappies are breeding all around the bay.
Snows are all melted, water temperature is rising, and fishes are starting to actively feed. I have already seen many kayakers, as well as boats, out on the lakes and rivers catching panfishes as well as walleyes. Although bass aren’t moving towards shore feeding and breeding yet, other species have slowly crept towards the shore, both predatory and prey fish. Once bass season hits in a month, the kayak and I will be out there early in the morning catching the biggest hog in in midwestern Wisconsin. The weather has been pretty bipolar in the past few weeks with snow, rain, and heavy wind. Nonetheless, early Spring weather will be over soon and sunshine and warmth thereafter. To all the anglers already out there fishing, whether game fishing, CNE, or recreational fishing, good luck and fish safely!