He says these locations often provide a little more consistency as well as the opportunity to hook up with bigger fish. Jarrett says that not many anglers are targeting these deep water panfish yet, like they will in the fall and winter, so finding areas can result in more consistent success. When it comes to gear, Jarrett says he likes using light line, like a 2-pound test with a 7 foot ultra light rod and a 1/100 oz jighead with small hook. When it comes to bait, Jarrett says that live baits are hard to beat, and he likes meal worms and maggots. As for plastics, Jarrett talks about some of the great panfish offerings from Yamamoto Custom Baits made in his hometown in Arizona. The old adage of letting the fish tell you what they want is true. Jarrett says that you have to take your cues from the fish to decide whether artificial or live baits will dominate the day. He’ll also highlight the importance of balancing your tackle and equipment with the species you are pursuing for more bites. Finally, Jarrett will weigh in on fishing in areas with active algae blooms, and how to use that thick cover to your advantage. Tune in for great tips from Jarett Edwards of Jarrett Edwards Outdoors on WFN.
Get out there and stretch a line this weekend!