For panfish, such as BGs, REs, and crappie, make sure to harvest them responsibly, to promote larger and better population. Unfortunately, not everyone will be responsible for the proper action to keep the water well maintained with ideal harvesting method. If you search around, Komori and LedHed, Natural Lefty, three of the many well known panfishermen taken very close eye on taking care of Lake Perris' panfish population with proper harvesting methods:
1. For REs, BGs, and crappie, harvest anything between the length of 6" to 9". Anything less, allow the larger bass, striper, and catfish to eat them. Anything larger than 9", allow them to live, so they can produce larger genetics for the future generation.
2. Don't release any injured fish. Keep them all. They're all good fish frys, regardless of their sizes.
3. Make sure to use circle hooks, sickle hooks, or even regular J-hooks, debarbed. Easier to remove, and much much less damage on the fish.
Approach in attacking the panfish:
a. Fly fishing flies. Yep..you got me right. Either be a slow sinker or a floater, fly fishing flies will nail them well.
b. Use 1/32oz to 1/64oz jigs during warm days. LedHed is infamous for his Auto-jig (chartreuse, olive, or reptile). You can tip it with a 1/4" segment of crawler, or a small worm for scent attractant. Don't use scent attractant. Won't work. Use crickets and mealworms to hammer BGs and REs. High color jigs with skirts will attract crappie. Jigs that create a lot of vibration will attract all panfish, including the larger species. I'm testing out LedHed infamous boilie jig of his design. I'm still new to his tying method, but I'm figuring things out bit by bit, and enhancing it as well as I study the ripple effects in the water when vibration is created by the rubber legs and propellers.
c. Use 1/80oz to 1/100oz jigs during cold days, tipped with waxworm, crickets, or crawler piece offering up to 1/2" and 3/4". Watch out for the bass, cat, and carp. They will attack that offering.