Pickerel Fishing - Learn the facts that can help you catch the trophies

Published: 18th June 2007
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There are many different types of fish which fishermen exclusively target in their fishing endeavors. Some fishermen have a few different favorites that they look for while on the body of water, whereas others have one distinct fish that they hope to catch each time they reel in their lines.



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



As stated above, this member of the Pike family is found in various freshwater areas along the Atlantic coast. They tend to stay in areas that provide cover for them as it enables them to surprise their food targets in an efficient and speedy manner. Their main food conquests consist of insects, crayfish, small fish, frogs and newts. Every once and a while the chain pickerel will even land a mouse or two that happens into their water territory.



The chain 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 chain pickerel is about 7 lbs. or more.



One of the reasons why these fish are highly sought after by many fishermen is due to their year-round availability. Whether it is winter or summer, these adaptable fish are visible to fishermen throughout cold and warm temperatures. Chain 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 chain 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 chain pickerel might just be the perfect one to look for when planning that fishing trip.



There is a website that has great information on most species of freshwater fish. It has details that pertain to each species of fish such as habitat, spawning, eating habits, the best lures and baits and more, the website is called: Fishing Stringer, and can be found at this url:



http://www.fishingstringer.com



By Robert W. Benjamin



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