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Friday, March 30, 2012

Dick Smith's Panfish Grub

I've gotten a few emails about my spring rig for fishing Okauchee. I had thought the Dick Smith's panfish grub was well known, at least locally. It gives a different profile than the minimite or a small twister tail, and is similar in shape and design to the old classic beatle spin grub.

Here' a pick that I had Becky Smith send over:

I've always had solid luck with the white with either a chartreuse or pink head, but I've used just about every color at one point or another. The benefit to the grub is in the vertical fall, it can trigger some larger panfish. You can certainly catch fish on the grub just by itself, but if the bite is tough, I'll tip the grub with a live waxie or spike. This can really make a difference in tough conditions.

Last tip, remember: The biggest bluegills are always at the bottom of the school. You want the bait to fall to them.

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