Grass Pickerel

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Grass Pickerel

Hello, I am new to this forum. I am in the Chicago, IL area. Do any of you know where I could catch a Grass Pickerel in the Northern IL area? I would really appreciate it and I really want to catch this species. Thanks!

Dr Flathead
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My best advice is to do some

My best advice is to do some research on Google. Read lake and stream fish surveys from your area. They should give you an idea of where to start. Then the real fun begins next spring when the hunt begins...

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Not sure about exact streams

Not sure about exact streams but here in Indiana pickerel are very abundant especially in the northern half of the state in small ditches and slow moving streams with woody debris or vegetation. They are one of my targets for 2019, and I've found them on many surveys but it is usually in small ditches on farmland that I don't feel comfortable exploring. Good luck!