STEP SOFTLY FOR PANFISH - Bob Boese - May 7, 2012
STEP SOFTLY FOR PANFISH
Most pan fish are voracious feeders and are not particularly selective as to what they try to eat. When food is abundant, particularly in warm weather months, a pan fish may consume up to thirty-five percent of its body weight each week. Their primary menu consists of insects and insect larvae, small crawfish, minnows, worms and caterpillars. Young pan fish feed on zooplankton (microscopic and almost-microscopic aquatic invertebrates), tiny water fleas and vegetation.