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Latest Activity: Nov 14, 2022
my favorites are small jerk baits spoons and poppers.Continue
Started by chris. Last reply by John Sheehan Jul 20, 2020.
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.
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.
Started by John Sheehan May 12, 2018.
Thanks for that info John!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and i can send you my phone no.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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