The chain pickerel is the smallest fish in the Pike family.



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There are many different types of fish, Chain Pickerel is one sought after by fishermen exclusively, in their fishing trips. Some fishermen enjoy a few different favorites that they look for while on the of water, where as others have one specific fish that they hope to catch each time they reel in their lines.

One such fish, which is a bit different but has a large fan base is the chain pickerel. The pickerel is an Atlantic coast freshwater fish, which can be found in a variety of water sources such as lakes, streams, rivers, and ponds. There are many interesting factors surrounding the pickerel and by learning more about this fish, it may make it that much more likely that one of these beauties will be on the end of their line.

Their main food types consist of anything that moves, insects, crayfish, small fish, frogs and newts. The pickerel is the smallest fish in the Pike family. They are slender in width and can reach about 3 feet as adults. As for their weight, the average size of an adult pickerel is about 7 lbs. or more.

They are a very tasty fish. Their flesh is flaky and very white when fried but have a tough skin, and hard bones but not to many. This is an excellent fish to Bar-B-Q on the shore or at home. Season with spices such as black pepper, cumin, tine, lemon juice and garlic powder.

They can be fished in winter or summer, these adaptable fish are visible to fishermen throughout cold and warm temperatures. Pickerel are also attracted to a variety of live bait and lures but some of the favorites are minnows, streamer flies and spinners. For those who wish to increase their chances of catching pickerel, a steel leader should do the trick.

Chain pickerel is a type of fish, which is readily available in freshwater bodies along the Atlantic coast. If one is looking to catch a fish that can be caught during all four seasons, then the pickerel might just be the perfect one to look for when planning that fishing trip.


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