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pickerel fishermen

for those who want to catch more and bigger of this overlooked species

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Latest Activity: Aug 10

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favorite lures 17 Replies

my favorites are small jerk baits spoons and poppers.Continue

Started by chris. Last reply by John Sheehan May 10.

Ice Fishing For Pickerel 4 Replies

 I have only caught Pickerel  and lost suspected Pickerel on clean breakoffs using  Tipups.I am anxious to try dead salted shiners on spoons for them at a local lake in a few days. Any one here have…Continue

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Jan 17, 2017.

Keeping Pickerel for eating 19 Replies

 I'm thinking 19-22 " is the range I want to keep Picks for food when I decide to. I only catch a few over 22 and have only surpassed 25"once. A 27,1/4",4#12 oz.  in Sept 2016. With the ice fishing…Continue

Tags: Pickerel, fillets

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Sep 6, 2016.

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Comment by John Sheehan on August 10, 2018 at 6:57am

Thanks for that info John!

Comment by John Foro on August 9, 2018 at 7:56pm

not sure about those dates right now but not as familiar with the north part lake above the edwardsville bridge...i have gone up there a few miles before for crappie but also have caught pike near the bridge as well, but rollaway bay is well known for northern pike which is in the area south of the state boat launch but really for northerns you could almost find them anywhere near weed areas...but also around the islands across from the launch usually hold some decent smb....walleye around the bridge area as well...if we can't connect..good luck....email me at jforo3281948@yahoo.com and i can send you my phone no.

Comment by John Sheehan on August 9, 2018 at 6:09am

John-Going up to Black Lake September  12-16 about 5 weeks away ,cant wait .I need to talk with you man , any advice or knowledge you could pass on to me would be much appreciated .I'll be up there with Brother Greg ,his son Orrin and  our nephew Tim . We are staying at Black Lake Marine Cottages on the West side of the lake about 3 or so miles North of  the bridge.It would be great if we met face up to face up there .Thanks for your reply!

Comment by John Foro on August 7, 2018 at 4:41pm

John...yes i fish black lake couple times ayear usually for crappie and gills....in fact my son and i were talking about going in sept. never fished it then but understand it can get good...let me know when you're going.

Comment by John Sheehan on August 7, 2018 at 8:13am

John , did I ask you if you've fished Black Lake NY? I am going up there mid September for the 1st time .Hoping for good Pike Fishing as well as Largies and Smallies! AND eater Perch, Walleye Crappie

Comment by John Sheehan on August 7, 2018 at 8:10am

I gotta learn too Dick , thanks John ! What I usually do is get the back strap and two fillets from tail to back of Dorsal fin .A lot of boneless  meat on those three pieces off a 22" Pickerel. The sides I don't mind at all making Fish Cakes out of by crunching in a blender . Still I gotta learn to fillet the bones out or I won't feel like a real Fisherman!

Comment by John Foro on August 6, 2018 at 4:04pm

Check youtube....many different ways to fillet northerns..i fillet them..cut mest off skin then trim y bones out...that method works for me. pickerrel same but few extra bones near tai....both are awesome eating.

Comment by dick tabbert on August 6, 2018 at 8:17am

They taste good but like I said the bones and since I never learned how to fillet one properly I sorta stay away from then all together now.

Comment by John Sheehan on August 6, 2018 at 8:06am

I have never eaten Pike , and only caught three in my life.

Comment by dick tabbert on August 6, 2018 at 7:48am

I can't speak for the taste of Pickerel but look so much like northerns and they are a great tasting fish can't help but wonder if they don't taste the same since diets are similar. My only negative on pike I never learned how to fillet one out to get rid of that infamous Y-bone.

 

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