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#10930228 - 06/20/15 02:47 PM Chain pickerel to
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Registered: 05/28/14
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Loc: Wylie, Tx
How to? What special is needed ? PLEASE HELP
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#10930270 - 06/20/15 03:11 PM Re: Chain pickerel to [Re: Dtheg]
Bass Bug Online   sleepy
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you mostly need winter
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#10930719 - 06/20/15 09:12 PM Re: Chain pickerel to [Re: Dtheg]
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February. Cold water. Bright colors. Push lots of water. Grassy area.

Kirk
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#10930740 - 06/20/15 09:27 PM Re: Chain pickerel to [Re: Dtheg]
Dtheg Offline
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Wellllll heck I hoped i could catch in summer
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#10930766 - 06/20/15 09:44 PM Re: Chain pickerel to [Re: Bass Bug]
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Originally Posted By: Bass Bug®
you mostly need winter


I spit/snorkeled good scotch upon reading this, can confirm best advice.


Edited by LoneStarCarper (06/20/15 09:46 PM)
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#10930807 - 06/20/15 10:22 PM Re: Chain pickerel to [Re: Dtheg]
I FISH 4 Offline
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November - February is the best time, but you can find them in and around deep weed beds, this time of the year we use RIO InTouch Sinking Line WF5S6.
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#10948066 - 06/29/15 10:36 PM Re: Chain pickerel to [Re: Dtheg]
Dtheg Offline
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This is the big fish lol.
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#10948773 - 06/30/15 11:00 AM Re: Chain pickerel to [Re: Crazy4oldcars]
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Loc: south Louisiana



Edited by Bowfin47 (07/02/15 05:43 PM)
Edit Reason: Somehow doubled post..wished to delete one copy

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#10948855 - 06/30/15 11:42 AM Re: Chain pickerel to [Re: Crazy4oldcars]
Bowfin47 Offline
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Loc: south Louisiana
Originally Posted By: Crazy4oldcars
February. Cold water. Bright colors. Push lots of water. Grassy area.

Kirk


Kirk is correct, but the same advice will allow you to hook up a few this time of the year.. However, the fight wouldn't be a long as in the winter, as they prefer cooler/colder water.

Like pike, chain pickerel are ambush predators who prefer to attack from the weeds...

I prefer to fish clear water with a solid wall of submerged vegetation where ya' can work a red/yellow bunny style streamer deep along this weed edge. However, in the summer in northwestern Louisiana I have also had success with damsel fly nymph patterns... I was targeting bream, but had a ball with pickerel!

Go slow and preferably not too shallow.

You'll have better luck in Caddo or other east Texas waters containing good populations of pickerel. See: http://www.gameandfishmag.com/fishing/fishing_tx_0205_01/

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