Reservoir Panfish — Most of the reservoirs have good populations of white perch, crappie or both. These panfish school in the fall and can be taken in large numbers once found. In those reservoirs without significant weedbeds I like to locate the crappie by trolling with the depthfinder running. I rig several rods with a pair of small jigheads and 2-inch plastic curlytails in white or chartreuse. Since the fish tend to be deep in the fall, I set one pair of jigs at 10 feet, another at 20 feet, and a third even deeper. Once I locate fish, either with the lures or the depth finder, I turn off all electronics, let the boat drift and fancast the area. When action ceases, I repeat the trolling and searching techniques. Small minnows, fished either on jigheads as above or on bottom rigs, can be even more effective for crappies.