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Panfish
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The term panfish encompasses a number of species. The links below lead to feature pages the Commission has for selected species that are usually considered panfish. This is not intended to be a complete or scientific reference.
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Rock bass Rock bass   White perch White perch
Bluegill Bluegill   Yellow perch Yellow perch
Black crappie Black crappie   Pumpkinseed Pumpkinseed
White crappie White crappie   Redbreast sunfish Redbreast sunfish
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Panfish Enhancement Program
Waters with special regulations intended to increase the number, quality and size of panfish through the use of minimum length limits on sunfish, crappies and yellow perch....GO!

Warmwater / Coolwater (WW/CW) Stocking
Commission stocking data for panfish and other warmwater/coolwater species. Since most are stocked as juveniles, the best way to use our WW/CW stocking information is to look at prior years as it takes time (3 to 4 years depending upon the species) for juveniles to reach desirable or legal size (regulations allow anglers to keep). Current year stockings are planned throughout the year, actual dates are not provided....GO!
bulletPrior years
bulletCurrent year

Sunfishes
Species overview, identification, habitat and life history for sunfish species, from Commission book Pennsylvania Fishes....GO!

Perches
Species overview, identification, habitat and life history for perch species, from Commission book Pennsylvania Fishes....GO!

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Feature articles from PA Angler & Boater magazine:
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Panfish enhancement program
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Biologist Reports - surveys of lakes and streams
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