pan·​fish | \ ˈpan-ˌfish How to pronounce panfish (audio) \

Definition of panfish

: a small food fish (such as a sunfish) usually taken with hook and line and not available on the market

Examples of panfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crappie fishing may be the best bet from now through mid-March on area lakes, with the tasty panfish turned on by chilly weather. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report," 1 Jan. 2021 Anglers are finding walleyes and sauger and are also finding panfish in the shallows. Star Tribune, "Minnesota fishing report," 13 Aug. 2020 These small differences in the dressing materials of jigs can make a big difference in triggering bites from trophy panfish. Steve Ryan, Outdoor Life, "10 Tips for Catching Giant Bluegills This Summer," 2 July 2020 Cleveland Harbor among best locations for shore anglers: Casting from the Cleveland Harbor shoreline has been good to excellent this week, with daytime fishermen scoring on panfish, yellow perch, rock bass and walleye. cleveland, "Lake Erie walleye catches outstanding; Brecksville dam removal should boost spawning in Cuyahoga River: Fishing Report," 28 May 2020 Everyday ordinary, backyard bamboo works just fine for panfish, bass, and small catfish. Popular Science, "Go old-school with this handmade bamboo fishing pole," 17 May 2020 The previous three lures on this list are best suited for bass and, to a lesser degree, panfish. Outdoor Life, "Explosive topwater fly patterns for some blockbuster thrills," 1 May 2020 Fitzsimmons enjoys fishing for bass and panfish on rivers like the San Marcos and Blanco and flyfishing for rainbow trout on the Guadalupe. Matt Wyatt,, "Fishing, hunting, hiking serve as therapeutic, safe activities during coronavirus outbreak," 26 Mar. 2020 For bottom-sulking panfish, and for deeply suspended fish in creek channels, a Prince Nymph with a tungsten beadhead dives deeper and faster. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "The Best Flies for Catching Panfish," 12 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of panfish

1796, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of panfish was in 1796

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9 Jan 2021

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“Panfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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