Pickerel

November 20, 2020
Many of us cruise down the DelMarVa peninsula on a regular basis during our fishing endeavors, whether it’s to hit a Chesapeake Bay fishing hotspot or reach the beach for some saltier action. But…
November 13, 2020
Slow trolling at walking speed is a great way to pick up pickerel, which are one of the few species in our area that’s sure to get more and more active this month as the water temps get chillier and…
July 4, 2020
It was several years ago that I first heard about chain pickerel in the Eastern Shore millponds. As I read about them I was intrigued that the millponds held so many fish, and that the last two state…
February 22, 2020
Late winter and early spring is a great time to catch torpedo-shaped pre-spawn chain pickerel, which are on a mission to fatten up as the waters begin to warm. You can fish for ‘em many ways, but one…
November 21, 2019
Okay, I admit it: up until this past winter had I stopped targeting chain pickerel in specific, for many, many years. They aren’t an ideal food-fish, while other winter species like yellow perch and…
March 1, 2019
Over the course of the last three months, anglers willing to brave the winter elements competed in the 2018-19 CCA Maryland Pickerel Championship. While fishing the waters of Maryland and Delaware,…
February 13, 2019
If you want to catch chain pickerel, few offerings will ever top a big, fat mummichog minnow in both fresh and brackish waters. The key to using them effectively, however, lies in the presentation.…
December 9, 2017
As a chill creeps into the air pickerel fishing in spots like tidal tributary rivers and the Eastern Shore millponds will only get better and better. And wherever you live in the Mid-Atlantic region…