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    I have never caught a pickerel and it’s on my 2020 Fishin’ Resolutions list. Is there a good spot for that in the area? What bait / technique works well?


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    Try New Hope Creek in Duke Forest. Spinners work well but they will hit almost anything.
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    Mayo lake and Kerr lake.
    Heard they are in Falls Never caught one in the 25 years I have been fishing it.

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    I catch them on live minnows, rapalas, rooster tails, and even on rubber worms. Look for weedy places. Weeds + wood even better!
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    I caught one on Harris years ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvBlue View Post
    Try New Hope Creek in Duke Forest. Spinners work well but they will hit almost anything.
    I take it that’s only accessible via the hiking trail there? Or is there any place to put in a canoe / kayak?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pond Pounder View Post
    I take it that’s only accessible via the hiking trail there? Or is there any place to put in a canoe / kayak?


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    take some live minnows to beaver dam will get them this time of year for sure.
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    I caught one yesterday at Beaverdam using a crankbait.
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    A few years back I got into a mess of them on Harris. In the northeast end past the bridge. In April and May the shallow grass really fills in. They turn up occasionally between the bass and bowfin

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    Yep, if hiking in gate 26 is a good one. Like being in the mountains when you get back in there.

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    I take it that’s only accessible via the hiking trail there? Or is there any place to put in a canoe / kayak?


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    Harris has a good population of chain pickerel. The smaller redfin pickerel is found in rivers and creeks of the coastal plain.

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