I love to catch frying size Panfish and I especially like taking our grandkids out to enjoy catching them.
Recently we took the grandkids out and rigged their hooks with a small piece of nightcrawler and they were catching one panfish after another.
Myself and our daughter Jessica started using the Fishing Compete Case Hellgrammite cut in half & rigged on a 1/8 oz. jighead.
Our results were as good as the kids using a real piece of nightcrawler.
We just lowered our jigs down and gently shook them and slowly lifted them off the bottom. We would get one strike after another.
We were fishing an open-water weedbed and dropped our lines just off the edge of the weeds in 8-9′ of water.