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    Default Surprise Catch!

    Was fishing today on my kayak at Contentnea creek was using a weightless t riged senko on my baitcaster setup and hooked into this guy. He was a awesome fight, so strong! I was able to get to a bank and snap a photo then I released him. Any ideas what he is?
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    Jack AKA chain pickeral. Very common on the creeks around here and a blast to catch

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    You mean you don't know Jack?

    I've caught some nice chain pickerel out of the Neuse & Trent, usually when fishing live minnows for crappie. I'm still looking for my first redfin pickerel. I'm told they are native to some of our local waters, but I haven't caught one yet.
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    Yep, Swampin' is correct. Normally, they have "chain" patterns on the sides. That is interesting coloration, sans the "chains". Nice catch and watch the teeth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmac View Post
    You mean you don't know Jack?

    I've caught some nice chain pickerel out of the Neuse & Trent, usually when fishing live minnows for crappie. I'm still looking for my first redfin pickerel. I'm told they are native to some of our local waters, but I haven't caught one yet.
    Fish smaller waters with tiny spoons. Think grassy ditches.

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    Redfins are only in smaller creeks. Due to there size they are considered prey.

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    There is a ditch that run by a tree stand of mine probably half a mile from the main creek. It's 3 or 4 foot wide and only has water in it during the wet months. I regularly see 5 to 8 inch Redfins swimming around in it. I've caught them in simular places on the smallest size gold shad spoons

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    Chain pickerel. Redfin pickerel are much smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampin' View Post
    Fish smaller waters with tiny spoons. Think grassy ditches.

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    swampin is dead on.....most will be in places you think are too small to fish though I have caught 1 in the haw..
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