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Summer is Popper-Fishing Primetime for Panfish

It may be the best time of the year to experience aggressive sunfish attacking topwater poppers.

Summer is Popper-Fishing Primetime for Panfish

Popper color choice matters little to most sunfish. Opt for a high-contrast black, white or chartreuse body to help your eyes track it better on the water’s surface. (Photo by Scott Mackenthun)

Note: This article was featured in the Midwest edition of May's Game & Fish magazine. How to subscribe

Late spring and early summer is a magical time for fishing enthusiasts, especially in the Midwest. Bass, crappies, walleyes, catfish, trout, pike—the list goes on—are all willing to strike a bait or lure.

One prospect that many anglers all across the country often overlook, however, is also one of the simplest ways to catch fish: Fishing for...

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