Some great Late-season Pickerel action for an intrepid group of roughfishers!

 

 

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Corey's picture
Puffer
Corey
5 hours 25 min ago
Looks like a southern puffer to me, too. Please add unknown fish,
Patrick Young
18 hours 32 min ago
TonyS's picture
Keep in mind too, in most Ame
TonyS
7 hours 20 min ago
Keep in mind too, in most American freshwater fisheries there is a strong anti-2-piece rod bias.  That is the main reason for the market being... more Question for Muskie Gurus
Eli
7 hours 58 min ago
TonyS's picture
A quality 2 piece will be fin
TonyS
7 hours 23 min ago
A quality 2 piece will be fine.  Just make sure the ferrule is set firm before you begin casting and check occasionally throughout the day.  I do... more Question for Muskie Gurus
Eli
7 hours 58 min ago
Eli's picture
Oh man I would have had no is
Eli
19 hours 39 min ago
Oh man I would have had no issue at all throwing a bait at those tamed tarpon, and the horrified tourists be damned.  Strange place. Those shark fins... more Some Notes on Fishing in Grand Cayman
rc6750
1 week 6 days ago
Eli's picture
Yes! If you look back at last
Eli
1 day 3 hours ago
Yes! If you look back at last year's reports, I was catching carp right next to a sheet of ice.  Fish the mid-late afternoon when the water has had... more Spring Catfishing
CatmanND
6 days 1 hour ago
This was a great and timely p
Wes Ketchum
1 day 3 hours ago
This was a great and timely post!  My in-laws rented a house in the Caymans this summer for the whole family.  What size hook did you use for those... more Some Notes on Fishing in Grand Cayman
rc6750
1 week 6 days ago
Mike B's picture
It's his half-brother, the on
Mike B
1 day 15 hours ago
It's his half-brother, the one from Costa Rica. Gar, Tropical Mike B
Mike B
3 years 2 weeks ago
krazyk's picture
So it has been kind of a weir
krazyk
1 day 19 hours ago
So it has been kind of a weird spring  here so far. We've had very warm temps which have made the ice unsafe but we've had cold nights which have... more Spring Catfishing
CatmanND
6 days 1 hour ago
drawer.bli's picture
Wow. He does.
drawer.bli
1 day 21 hours ago
Wow. He does. Gar, Tropical Mike B
Mike B
3 years 2 weeks ago
Eli's picture
It's a sweet fish AND you had
Eli
1 day 22 hours ago
It's a sweet fish AND you had Obama guide you onto it!!!                 ...sorry, but that guy really looks like Obama. Gar, Tropical Mike B
Mike B
3 years 2 weeks ago
Eli's picture
I've had some very violent ta
Eli
1 day 22 hours ago
I've had some very violent takes from early season channel cats using shrimp as well as salted smelt. When I say violent, I mean rod flying off the... more Spring Catfishing
CatmanND
6 days 1 hour ago
Whoops
eanoszko
2 days 3 hours ago
Sorry I messed up the date, it was caught last year.  Sadly I have not caught any time traveling fish... yet. Mooneye eanoszko
eanoszko
5 days 5 hours ago
Where to find cats in the spring?
eanoszko
2 days 3 hours ago
What sort of water do you target for spring catfish?  I've caught them in the summer, but never had much luck early in the season.  Spring Catfishing
CatmanND
6 days 1 hour ago
TonyS's picture
Circle hooks
TonyS
2 days 5 hours ago
As a side, in all the (including recent) stuff I've read on fishing for coarse fish in most parts of Europe, circle hooks remain very unpopular.  I'... more Book Review - American Coarse Angling by Brook Landis
Corey
11 months 2 weeks ago
johnny's picture
I have called the Washington
johnny
2 days 8 hours ago
I have called the Washington County non-emergency number a few times while fishing down there.  First time was for people setting up tents and... more Snaggers Suck
andy
1 week 5 days ago
i love the content here. it's
loramay
2 days 11 hours ago
i love the content here. it's so nice. keep posting! buy instagram likes Article on Cooking Pikeminnows by Ms. Frankie Kimm
Corey
1 year 2 weeks ago
CoolWater's picture
Snaggers suck, and in Ohio -
CoolWater
2 days 19 hours ago
Snaggers suck, and in Ohio - for the most part it is legal, as long as you are only snagging rough fish.  A few other site restrictions and time of... more Snaggers Suck
andy
1 week 5 days ago
TonyS's picture
And as a side rant... I was a
TonyS
2 days 21 hours ago
And as a side rant... I was a bit annoyed to see a Carp on the cover of a book on "American" Coarse Angling but I am way more sad to see that the... more Book Review - American Coarse Angling by Brook Landis
Corey
11 months 2 weeks ago
TonyS's picture
I agree this is good read, I
TonyS
2 days 21 hours ago
I agree this is good read, I think the philisophical bits were my favorite as well.  It will never replace the Roughfisher's Bible, Fishing For... more Book Review - American Coarse Angling by Brook Landis
Corey
11 months 2 weeks ago
Jason E.'s picture
I've found that catfish can b
Jason E.
2 days 21 hours ago
I've found that catfish can be "site-specific" regarding their food preferences.  I've tested this out numerous times.  At one spot, I was catching... more Spring Catfishing
CatmanND
6 days 1 hour ago
CatmanND's picture
Thanks Guys
CatmanND
3 days 5 hours ago
Thanks guys, I guess I'll jist have to experiment with baits.  The winter kill is mostly baby carp. I'll post  a report in a few days.   Spring Catfishing
CatmanND
6 days 1 hour ago
Book review and report
Beverly riffles
3 days 20 hours ago
Corey: Thanks for the comprehensive report on your book find. I realize quite often, that the experience of just getting out in nature and... more Book Review - American Coarse Angling by Brook Landis
Corey
11 months 2 weeks ago
drawer.bli's picture
That's a really pretty fish!
drawer.bli
3 days 22 hours ago
That's a really pretty fish! Nice one too, 9 inches is big esecially for NJ. I dont think longear sunfishes don't range into nj, though. (I wish they... more Sunfish, Longear Clint from Texas
Clint from Texas
11 months 2 weeks ago
pat_the_nat's picture
Hey, I know that guy haha.  T
pat_the_nat
4 days 14 min ago
Hey, I know that guy in the OP haha.  The biggest Chain Pickeral in NJ come from the acidic tea-colored waters of the pine barrens in the south or... more Species of the Week - Chain Pickerel!
andy
2 weeks 23 hours ago
Thanks for sharing. Arizona i
Surfraider
4 days 1 hour ago
Thanks for sharing. Arizona is an awesome place. Your pictures and write up did a great job highlighting the best. Its too bad Fossil creek is... more Red Rocks and Roundtails
Corey
1 week 3 days ago
andy's picture
nice fish
andy
4 days 15 hours ago
And welcome Mooneye eanoszko
eanoszko
5 days 5 hours ago
TonyS's picture
Many times have I longed for
TonyS
4 days 19 hours ago
Many times have I longed for time-travel-fishing...   I love Mooneyes, if they grew to 30" or so I'd fish them a lot more...  I will say May 30th... more Mooneye eanoszko
eanoszko
5 days 5 hours ago
drawer.bli's picture
The mooneye from the future..
drawer.bli
4 days 23 hours ago
The mooneye from the future...   thats is a cool fish. Definitely one on my bucket list! Mooneye eanoszko
eanoszko
5 days 5 hours ago
D.T.'s picture
Squished fatheads!
D.T.
5 days 2 hours ago
Where I live it's hands down the best ice fishin bait for channel cats. Plus early spring. I have tried livers, crawlers, cut sucker, and stink baits... more Spring Catfishing
CatmanND
6 days 1 hour ago
Outdoors4life's picture
FROGS
Outdoors4life
5 days 3 hours ago
Early in the year frogs are just startign to come out and very sluggish. That is why I think that dead frogs work so well. They are tougher to get... more Spring Catfishing
CatmanND
6 days 1 hour ago