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#12559580 - 01/01/18 12:23 PM Texas Pickerel
Tom Baty Offline

Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 423
Loc: Grapevine, TX
I finally got out and did a little pickerel fishing this past weekend at Daingerfield State Park. Baitfish pattern flies and gold jerkbaits fished around the lily pads were the ticket. I did a full write-up you can read here. I also put together a little video that I took. Nothing special, I just explain some of what I'm doing and why.

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#12560508 - 01/01/18 09:00 PM Re: Texas Pickerel [Re: Tom Baty]
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Registered: 01/05/13
Posts: 1038
Loc: Bedrock.

#12561451 - 01/02/18 02:53 PM Re: Texas Pickerel [Re: Tom Baty]
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Registered: 11/18/09
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Loc: Denton County
Nice work!
Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

#12562887 - 01/03/18 01:51 PM Re: Texas Pickerel [Re: Tom Baty]
Fish Comedian Offline

Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 253
Loc: Red Oak TX
Nice job! Been to Dangerfield many times. Like that it seems to sit low with little wind to bother you. You can see the pine trees swaying a little but the lake is calm. This time of year the colors are nice there.
I have an imitation perch dive bait that has many a pickerel teeth marks on it. Biggest was on a Ribbet Frog, in the lily pads.
again good job.
May the Good Lord bless you with a bend in your rod.


#12566958 - 01/06/18 09:22 PM Re: Texas Pickerel [Re: Tom Baty]
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Registered: 03/20/12
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Loc: Lufkin, Texas USA
I used to catch them regularly when I was a teen growing up in Tatum.

We lived a mile from the Sabine River and they were plentiful in the backwaters off of it.
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#12567986 - 01/07/18 05:38 PM Re: Texas Pickerel [Re: Tom Baty]
Jaustin Offline

Registered: 07/18/17
Posts: 42
This looks like a cool trip. I'd like to try it sometime myself.

#12568401 - 01/08/18 02:13 AM Re: Texas Pickerel [Re: Tom Baty]
C.M. Offline

Registered: 09/09/16
Posts: 214
Pike of this size class is perfect eating -- they haven't developed their lateral bones yet, no need to cut anything. Very white sweet meat.


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