Panfish

Various genus & species

Year-round

Details

The term “panfish” actually refers to any kind of fish, fresh- or saltwater, that is large enough to be legal and fits in a frying pan. In Wisconsin, panfish usually refers to bluegill, crappie, yellow perch, warmouth and sunfish, though there may be other species that are “small enough to fit in a pan.” Panfish may be fished year-round in inland waters and on the Mississippi, but check the Wisconsin DNR fishing season dates for any changes.

Nutrition: Fish are a good source of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, which are deficient in the average American’s diet. 

Panfish