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PANFISH by Spence Petros 1. Curly Tail Grubs, black/chartreuse flake
2.  Curly Tail Grubs, all yellow
3.  Curly Tail Grubs, brown/chartreuse
4.  Mini-Tube Lures, white/chartreuse
5.  Gold Leadhead Jigs, 1⁄32 oz.; with shank barb to hold plastic
6.  Gold Leadhead Jigs, 1⁄16 oz.; with shank barb to hold plastic
7.  Gold Leadhead Jigs, 1⁄8 oz.; with shank barb to hold plastic
8.  Marabou Jigs, 1⁄8 oz., all white
9.  Marabou Jigs, 1⁄8 oz.; all black Panfish Tip: "Panfish are very sensitive to size and color, especially in clear water. Alter lure retrieves, types and colors often. Subtle changes from marabou jigs to tubes or curly tail models can result in limit catches."
--Spence Petros, Midwest panfish authority and southern Wisconsin guide
PANFISH - Continued 9.  Curly Tail Grubs, yellow/pearl
10.  Curly Tail Grubs, pink/chartreuse
11.  Split Shot, 1⁄32, 1⁄16, 1⁄8, 1⁄4 oz.
13.  Marabou Jigs, 1⁄8 oz.; all chartreuse
14.  Marabou Jigs, 1⁄8 oz;, all yellow
15.  Lindy Fuzz-E-Grub Jigs, 1⁄4 oz.; yellow/chartreuse
16.  Mini-Tube Lures, with spinners
PANFISH - Continued 17.  Mini-Tube Lures, green/chartreuse
18.  Mini-Tube Lures, strawberry/pearl
19.  Mini-Tube Lures, blue/white
20.  Mini-Tube Lures, all chartreuse with sparkles
21.  Mini-Tube Lures, all pearl
22.  Mini-Tube Lures, red/chartreuse
23.  Mini-Tube Lures, smoke with blue/silver flake
24.  Mini-Tube Lures, red/pearl
25.  Mini-Tube Lures, root beer/chartreuse
26.  Mini-Tube Lures, black/chartreuse
PANFISH - Continued 27.  Strike King Bitsy Pond Minnow, 1⁄8 oz.; in pearl, chartreuse, shad, fire tiger
28.  Rebel Crickhoppers, 1 1⁄2 in.; green, chartreuse
29.  Floats, adjustable, balsa wood
BASS by Dan Morehead 1.  Heddon Super Spook Jr., 3 1⁄2 in., 1⁄2 oz.; in foxy shad
2.  Lucky Craft RC (Rick Clunn) 2.5, 2 3⁄4 in., 1⁄2 oz.; in copper/green Bass Tip: "Be observant of everything around you while fishing, especially in spring, when water temperatures can rise and fall overnight. Watch for water color changes, bird activity, baitfish and signs of bedding bass, like fanned out places in the shallows."
--Dan Morehead, of Paducah, Kentucky, nine-time FLW tournament winner
BASS - Continued 3.  Lucky Craft Gunfish 115, 4 1⁄2 in., pencil popper; in chartreuse shad
4.  Lucky Craft RC (Rick Clunn) 1.5, 2 in., 1⁄2 oz.; in chartreuse/brown
5.  Tru Tungsten Worm Weights, 1⁄4 and 3⁄8 oz.
BASS - Continued 6.  Yo-Zuri Rattl'n Vibe, 5⁄8 oz.; in metal blood shad
7. Gamakatsu EWG (Extra Wide Gap), superline hooks in 4/0 and 5/0
8.  Shaky Jig Heads, 1⁄16 and 1⁄8 oz.
9.  War Eagle Finesse Jigs, 3⁄8 and 1⁄2 oz.; in Okeechobee craw
BASS - Continued 10.  War Eagle Spinnerbaits, tandem-willow leaf; in sexy shad
11.  Berkley PowerBait Hollow Belly Swimbaits, 4 and 5 in.; in Tennessee shad
BASS - Continued 12.  Berkley Gulp Minnow, 3 and 4 in. shiner in smelt and shad
13.  Soft-plastics: Zoom Trick Worm, 5 in., in June bug/green/pumpkin/blue; Kinami Baits Grub, 5 in., in green/pumpkin; Gary Yamamoto Yamasenko, 5 in., in green/pumpkin, all-black; Zoom Little Critter Craw, in green/pumpkin; Zoom Super Chunk Jr., in green/pumpkin
TROUT by Rooster Leavens Lures 1.  Panther Martin Spinners, 1⁄8, 1⁄4, 3⁄8 oz.; in yellow, chrome, brass, red, chartreuse
2.  Countdown Rapalas, 1⁄8 to 7⁄16 oz.; in brown trout, rainbow trout, gray, silver, gold, with blue or black backs
3.  Swedish Pimple Spoons, 1⁄5 to 1⁄2 oz.; in bright, flashy colors with prismatic tape
4.  Dardevle Spoons, originals from 3⁄16 to 2⁄5 oz.; in red/white, chrome, gold, orange
5.  Mepps Aglia Spinners, 1⁄8 to 1⁄3 oz.; dressed with squirrel tail and plain with silver and gold spinners Trout Tip: "Early-morning fishing is often cooler and bug life is slow in moving, so work small flies deep. As the day warms, dries and hoppers work better."
--Dan "Rooster" Leavens, of Twin Bridges, Montana, a top guide and owner of the Stone Fly Inn
FLIES - Streamers 6.  Olive Crystal Bugger, size 6 to 2
7.  Olive Conehead Zuddler, size 4 to 2/0
8.  Black Bowriver Bugger, size 6 to 1/0
9.  Black Crystal Bugger, size 8 to 2
10.  Jawbreaker, size 6 to 1/0
11.  Zonker, size 4 to 2/0
12.  Pepperoni, size 2 to 1/0
13.  Clouser Crayfish, 8 to 2
14.  White Conehead Zuddler, size 4 to 2/0
FLIES - Dry Flies 15.  Dark Henderson, size 14 to 8
16.  Humpy, size 10 to 6
17.  Royal Coachman Hair Wing, size 14 to 6
18.  Irresistable, size 12 to 6
19.  Red Quill, size 16 to 8
20.  Blue Quill, size 16 to 8
21.  Light Cahill, size 18 to 6
22.  Gray Wulff, size 12 to 4
23.  Trude-Royal Coachman, size 10 to 4
24.  Bivisible, size 18 to 6
FLIES - Worms 25. Gaff, size 14 to 4
26.  Silverman's Sparkle Worm, size 16 to 2
27.  Red San Juan Worm, size 18 to 6
28.  Condom Worm, size 12 to 2
29.  Super Gaff, size 14 to 2
30.  Pink San Juan Worm, size 16 to 6
31.  Two-Tone San Juan Worm, size 16 to 6
FLIES - Nymphs 32.  Hare's Ear Double Bead Stone, size 16 to 6
33.  Brown Pat's Stone, size 10 to 2
34.  Bead Head Stone Nymph, size 8 to 2
35.  Hare's Ear Nymph, size 18 to 6
36.  Black Pat's Stone, size 10 to 2
37.  Olive Delekta Nymph, size 14 to 6
38.  Gray Nymph, size 16 to 6
39.  Tan Tung Stone, size 12 to 4
40.  Montana Nymph, size 10 to 2
FLIES - Hoppers 41.  Western Lady Hopper, size 10 to 2
42.  Foam Hi-Viz Hopper, size 12 to 2
43.  Black Fat Albert, size 10 to 2
44.  Parachute Triple Decker Hopper, size 10 to 4
45.  Wilson's Red Chernobyl, size 12 to 2
46.  Rooster's Hopper, size 10 to 2
47.  Tan Fat Albert, size 8 to 2
48.  Chubby Chernobyl, size 10 to 4
49.  Bugmeister, size 8 to 2
50.  South Fork Special, size 8 to 2
WALLEYES by Jerry Abele 1.  Michigan Stinger Spoons, deep diver, 2 1⁄4 in.; in flashy finish, hot colors
2.  Reef Runner Ripsticks, 700 Series; varied colors
3.  Little Cleos, 1⁄4 and 1⁄2 oz.; in chrome with colors Walleye Tip: "Move, and keep moving, until you find fish. I may hit ten, fifteen or twenty spots before a great location is found and I pinpoint the mother lode of walleyes. There are times when the walleye fishing can be fantastic after dark, especially in spring and fall."
--Jerry Abele, Lake Erie guide and walleye specialist for 33 years (419-732-2670)
WALLEYES Continued 4.  Mann's Mann-O-Lure Jigging Spoons, 1⁄4 to 1 oz.; in white, chrome, gold combinations
5.  Lindy Fuzz-E-Grub Jigs, 1⁄4 to 1 oz.; in hot colors
6.  Hair Jigs, perch, shiners, gobies, 1⁄2 to 1 oz.; in match-the-hatch colors
7.  Reef Runner Ripsticks, 800 Series, deep diver, 5⁄8 oz.; in smelt and bright colors
8.  Rat-L-Traps, 1⁄4 oz. to match bait size, water depth; in chrome, natural baitfish
9.  Shallow-Running Divers, Bomber Long-A, XCalibur XT3, 3 to 4 in.; in blue/chrome, gold, clear, natural baitfish
10.  Rat-L-Traps, 1⁄2 to 1 oz. to match bait size, water depth; in chrome, natural baitfish
11.  Northlake Worm Harnesses, #3 to #5 Colorado, for use with earthworms; in flash blade with color
12.  Top Brass Carolina Rigs, in flashy noisy brass with glass beads and sound "tickers"
13.  Erie Dearie Weight-Forward Spinners, 1⁄2 to 1 oz., for use with natural baits; in chartreuse