Here's what it says about Chain Pickerel:
"[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Use spinners, spoons, jigs and a variety of crankbaits. Minnows are a favored live bait. Fishing is usually best around aquatic vegetation, such as lily pads and brush piles."
For what its worth, I have caught a couple chain pickerel in the Wake Forest Reservoir on plastic ribbontail worms. [/FONT]
Where are some good places to go to target chain pickerel? I've caught the odd 1 or two at Harris and Falls while fishing for bass, but I think it would be fun sometime to go out and catch a dozen or more on purpose. There must be some places overrun with the little monsters???
hmm tadpole( Jim) my friend and new angler Ben( tackle monkey got him for $150 on his first trip) and I went to McFadyn lake here in Fayetteville and were fishing live minnows with no luck saw a bunch of birds diving down to minnows that were all over the top of the water. I figured something like crappie were pushing them up so we pulled ancore and took off. got there and on his first cast with the strom swim baits that have a spoon for a lip, he caught a nice chain Pickerel, weighed a hair over 3lbs and was 24 " long. Had to keep it as we let it go and it went belly up.
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