One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fish suitable for frying whole in a pan, especially one caught by an angler rather than bought.
- ‘Crappie are delicious and the limit on the prolific panfish is generous.’
- ‘Most panfish are found throughout the Florida mainland and the Florida Keys.’
- ‘The state's inland lakes and streams also teem with fish, including panfish, gamefish, and bullhead, catfish and carp.’
- ‘From there, you could grab a westbound bus on Lake Street, take a short ride, and be chasing panfish and largemouth bass at Lake Calhoun.’
- ‘Loon Lake is rich with bass and panfish (the latter introduced by Warren's grandfather so that the children would have something easy to catch, and now, so do guests).’
- ‘There's much more to know, however, if your aim is higher than at a ragtag box of miscellaneous panfish.’
- ‘Big carp, even bigger buffalo and hundreds of panfish flopped helplessly in the pasture's tall fescue and dried up cow patties.’
- ‘There is no benefit from hanging an entire shrimp off a hook when fishing for coastal panfish.’
- ‘An approaching cool front is likely to trigger an excellent run of coastal panfish action, and upper-coast anglers are eager to intercept moving schools.’
verb[NO OBJECT]often as noun panfishing
Catch, or try to catch, such fish.‘panfishing picks up considerably during the fall and spring’
- ‘Success in crappie or panfishing often depends on being able to detect the slightest movement of the bait or the lightest nibble.’
- ‘Game fishing, pan fishing and recreational boating are available on dozens of lakes accessible within 10 miles.’
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