Chain Pickerel

Common Name: Chain Pickerel, a.k.a. Chained Lightning Scientific Name: Esox niger Appearance: Fading from dark olive at the top to pasty yellow on the bottom, with green blotches and black, serpentine markings on their sides, Pickerel are further distinguished by their scaly gill covers and a dark, vertical line beneath their eye. Distribution: Especially popular…

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Early to Warm Hot-Spots

Ever drive down the road in late winter/early spring and notice how one side of the road had a lot less snow or ice than the other? If you are an early season angler, this should be a big clue to where to begin the search for many of your favorite species shortly after ice-out.…

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