Are You Fishing From Shore?
When panfish crowd shallow shoreline cover, one of the simplest routes to a fish fry is to meet them there with an old standby: a worm and a bobber. The Rig: Thread a small garden worm onto a size 8 or 10 light-wire hook, letting just the very ends dangle. Attach a small fixed bobber to keep the bait 1-"2 feet beneath the surface. Add a split shot and cast it to the edges and pockets of weedbeds, and around timber. Early in the season, drag it into visible spawning beds. Field & Stream Online Editors