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pickerel fishermen

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

Location: anywhere
Members: 26
Latest Activity: Jul 20

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favorite lures 20 Replies

my favorites are small jerk baits spoons and poppers.Continue

Started by chris. Last reply by John Sheehan Jul 20.

Ice Fishing For Pickerel 5 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 28, 2019.

Pickerel on the Fly 5 Replies

Researching using a Fly rod for Pickerel . I know where to find them and get plenty on spoons , Crank baits ,Spinnerbaits ,Sluggos and Live bait so I want to change it up for fun .8 wt Rod/Reel  and…Continue

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Jan 23, 2019.

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Comment by John Sheehan on July 20, 2020 at 12:55pm

Caught in mid July 26.5" ,4#9 oz.Pickerel BOTY so far

Comment by John Sheehan on October 18, 2019 at 12:34pm

A pair of Twins both 4# 6oz. Top Fish Grabbed a Trolled Bomber 6A Crankbait  Chartreuse Shad Pattern

Bottom Fish took a Trolled Large Shiner on a self assembled #3 Blade Spinner Rig

Comment by John Sheehan on August 16, 2019 at 6:49am

Go get em Jim ! Heres a PB i caught the other day 27+" 5#,3oz. Took a Sluggo at 15 ' The sluggo has become my favorite Pickerel Bait lately again .

Comment by Jim Gronaw on August 2, 2019 at 7:44pm

Wow John! Those are def world-class pickerel and one of my fav gamefish! Matt and I are going to Deep Creek Lake in western MD in late Sept to target some picks and pike and what ever. Hoping to boost my PB which was a 26.5 from there last Aug. We catch many 22 to 24 along with some big yellow perch and pike near 30. Nice work!

Comment by John Sheehan on August 2, 2019 at 12:41pm

These Pickerel come from a lake less than 5 minutes from  my house .Brother Greg and I have done well with the Pickerel  in this small 74 acre Lake .It's a Public Park/Lake and only Electric Motors are allowed . Using the Helix 5 sonar has been invaluable to learn their whereabouts in any month of the year .Through the ice its the Hummingbird ICE 35 that helps. I am finding Summer Pickerel ready to attack in 15 ' of water in 87 degree Surface WT. I am thinking I should find some slightly deeper spots as we didn't get 24" + fish Tuesday but we have in the past . The Four  biggest Picks  the other day hit the 6" Sluggo ,a big Lipped Norman Crankbait ,a Medium sized Bomber Crank and a 4" Keitech Easy Shiner .

Comment by John Sheehan on August 2, 2019 at 12:37pm
Comment by John Sheehan on July 7, 2019 at 3:14pm

Greg and I got twins Trolling Bomber Crankbaits .Greg  used a Bomber 6A 'Citruse ' pattern and I used the same in 'Foxy Shad' pattern .

Comment by John Sheehan on May 21, 2019 at 5:21am

April and May 62-67 degree water  Pickerel in 12' to just a few feet have been taken on Wacky Rigged Stick Worms , 6" Sluggos ,Thin Fin 1/5 oz. Silver Shiner Pattern.and Crawler Spinner rigs.

Comment by John Sheehan on May 13, 2019 at 6:58am

You bet Dick this healthy weed, spring fed lake on the border of NY and NJ really produces Big Pickerel .My top 4 biggest came from Shepherds Lake .26-27,1/4 " Fish .

Comment by dick tabbert on May 12, 2019 at 10:17am

John looks like some healthy looking Pickerel.

 

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Dog Days of Summer

Fishing during the day in the Dog Days of Summer required Trolling to get a few ,including a 26" 6#11 oz. Channel Cat . Nothing up on the banks. This Cat was strong !The skin felt like a fully inflated Truck Tire .All Muscle ! Had my 6' Quantum…
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Lake Perris, CA

"Awesome fish and picture Bob!"
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Lake Perris, CA

"Great Fish and Pic Bob !"
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"Tooty !How the Hell are ya? Catchin 'Biguns and finding quality Classic Gear I hope!"
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John M. Grimes replied to Smoltz's discussion Full moon and the spawn?
"  I know I'm late to this discussion, but we fished yesterday 8/6/2020, 3 days after the…"
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Lake Perris, CA

This coppernose measured just over 11 inches. Catch and release form my float tube.
Aug 4
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Slip Floating

Last year (2009)was the first year slip floating for me and found it to be very effective.Would…See More
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"My Pleasure Marvin .I have learned a lot in the past 11 years since I've been on this site…"
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Slip Floating

Last year (2009)was the first year slip floating for me and found it to be very effective.Would…See More
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"John, Thanks so much for the helpful info that you passed along to me....I appreciate your help.…"
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"Checkout this Group here Marvin .Hopefully you glean what info you need from the activity there…"
Jul 28
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How to properly rig slip/fixed thill floats

While I prefer using slip floats, I would like to know how to properly rig both the slip and fixed…See More
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Jul 23
John Sheehan replied to chris's discussion favorite lures in the group pickerel fishermen
"4" Easy Shiner Swim bait kicks Butt retrieved slowly near bottom in 20-15' .Working great…"
Jul 20
John Sheehan commented on Josh Neugebauer's group Bass Fishing
"BBOTY so far; 19.5" 4,1/4 # Grabbed a 4" Swimbait .A deep late June  Fish…"
Jul 20

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