Your most effective rig for Great Lakes Cuts and Canal panfish

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  1. aquaticsanonymous

    aquaticsanonymous

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    What is your go to rig for catching panfish in the cuts and canals of the great lakes. I know the standard perch rig gets alot of nods in the marinas, but there has to be more effective rigs. What works for you? Where I am fishing has some bluegills, some big crappies, and lots of perch. Water is about 5 foot deep. I am fishing out of a boat, what rig/tactics would you use?
     
  2. hawgeye

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    Single hook under a bobber. Small worm for gills, minnow for crappie/perch
     

  3. Bob D

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    An ultralight with an ice jig beneath a bobber. Tip it with plastic, crawler piece, wax worm or a shiner.
     
  4. Mr Burgundy

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    Slip bob and small tubes are a killer if u can get in the right marina
     
  5. ebijack

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    When I used to fish canals/docks etc. I preferred to cover water to find active fish. Crappie size spinner baits and or road runners with mostly white, yellow or red tails/tubes were mine and my kids goto bait of choice. Sometimes the hair bodies were best.We used bobbers, float rigs a lot, but only after finding a larger school and we took a few fish out first.
     
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  6. aquaticsanonymous

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    Thanks guys, did quite well on jigs and bobbers!
     
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    Believe me, I am not a Gulp salesmen. But I stumbled upon white Gulp one inch minnow that comes in a jar. Under a slip or jigged on a small spoon for has proven deadly for me. Crappie and gills love them. Last trip out they out performed live bait. Perch is a different story. Put them on a perch rig and did not get a bite.
     
  9. aquaticsanonymous

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    I actually have been using gulp waxies and seems like real waxies do good for finicky fish, but gulp waxies are the way to go when they are biting good. I'll have to try the gulp minnows.