I caught a mess of panfish and small bass on Sunday. Fried in peanut oil with potato chip crumb breading made for good eats, but the kids ate most of it before I finished cooking, so not much for me.
I have been lurking about here for a while now; I never thought my first post would be about warmwater fishing, but oh, well. Those little guys are a lot of fun. I wish I had a 2-weight to fish them with, but the better ones are fun on the 4-weight. I caught four different species, with bluegill accounting for a large majority. One crappie, which was delicious, as usual. In my experience, all panfish are quite tasty, but crappie and bass are a slight cut above.
Once you find a bunch of bluegill, you can usually pick up fish on every cast for a short while. In one spot, I picked up 10 fish. Not much bend in the rod, but lots of good sport.
Hearing Ive of Ione speak of 12-inchers gets my blood pumping. Once those fish get to be about 6 inches long, every inch after that almost doubles their weight. What slabs those must be!