Yeah denduke, I really like those old pics of a cig hanging from a guys mouth with smoke drifting up into his eyes so he has to squint for the camera. LOL
Tim, I'm with several others on catching many while fishing bass or walleye. We never used panfish for bait either but caught them on suckers and fatheads. Also caught them on about every artificial I owned at one time or the other. Like said, they seldom get a surface bait on the first try but will usually keep trying until they get themselves hooked. Nasty things. Like Fishboy I've seen them swimming around in clear holding a bluegill or crappie in their mouths. Figured they were waiting for it to quit wiggling before they turned it and ate it.
When we were kids we kids we fished behind the old Piggly Wiggly at the dam on Wisconsin River in Wausau WI and we often caught. Per instructions from elders we through them up on the bank and thumped them with rocks or sticks a few times. We'd come back the next day and they'd still be croaking. Nasty things. If I really did want to up my catch on them I go with a good EP 'gill imitation and work it slowly. Since what you're fishing for is so nasty I wouldn't be the least bit concerned about squirting some scent on the fly and keep the retrieve slow.