Small lipless crankbaits like the Rapala Ultra Light Rippin' Rap are a great way to catch the biggest panfish in the school. Although tiny for bass, they're an aggressive and up-sized option for hungry bluegill and crappie roaming lake and pond basins during the fall and early winter months.
Wired2Fish's Mitch Anderson discusses small water panfish location from the helm of his kayak. Unpressured ponds and lakes like this are prime locations to drop a vertical presentation and 'video game' active panfish with your fishfinder. Find a body of water like this near you and give it a try.