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pickerel fishermen

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

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favorite lures 19 Replies

my favorites are small jerk baits spoons and poppers.Continue

Started by chris. Last reply by John Sheehan Jul 29.

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.

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.

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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.

Comment by John Sheehan on August 6, 2018 at 6:53am

Yes John they can be frustrating when they bite ya off but I love their nature. I'll keep them from certain waters sometimes but if they are 24" or more I definitely release .I have only caught three or perhaps a few more over 25" Ever see a 30" in your parts? I have not around here in NENJ. BTW-Ever fish Black Lake NY? I am going up there 1st time mid September .

Comment by John Foro on August 6, 2018 at 6:41am

nice...makes me want to go after those pickerel around here in upstate ny...cayuga lake and oneida lake are loaded with them. i usually keep them if over 22" little tougher filleting than northern pike but worth the effort...great tasting.

Comment by John Sheehan on August 4, 2018 at 7:40am

Thanks Guys 2nd longest to date and not sure but perhaps 3rd heaviest.

Comment by Ben Seay on August 2, 2018 at 10:35am
That’s a beauty John!
Comment by dick tabbert on August 2, 2018 at 7:03am

Nice one John WTG.

Comment by John Sheehan on August 2, 2018 at 6:26am

Twitching a dead Herring while slow trolling got my 2nd longest Pickerel to date !

Comment by John Sheehan on June 30, 2018 at 8:03am

Carl-It was originally a 2 hammered blade ,both Colorados, but I replaced the bigger blade with a slightly bigger non hammered Colorado 

blade .Yes Dick I recall you saying that . I think like me you also tend toward white or Chartreuse Spinnerbaits too.

 

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8.5'' Green Sunfish (9-24-19)

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Crankbait Trolled 4#,6oz.

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Big Fliers Mixed In With Feeding Crappie......

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These Warmouth Were Very Stocky......

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Most Of The Crappie Were This Size

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Most Of The Crappie Were This Size

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Flier Features

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Side Profile Flier.......Open Mouth

Good perspective of the mouth.....larger than a bluegill's and smaller than a Crappie////
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