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Various fish species prefer different sizes of bait, which is especially evident while using minnows; a great presentation during fall. Big minnows will typically yield larger predator fish, while smaller minnows usually entice smaller panfish and gamefish throughout the autumn. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Tempt baitfish with minnows in fall

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Baitfish are an integral part of catching fish of any species. Whether you're trying to catch walleye, northern pike, muskie, bass, panfish, bullheads or any other fish that swims, food is an essential factor that influences location and behavior.

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Yet fish food, what anglers refer to as their presentation, isn't all the same.

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