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Old 02-08-2012, 01:19 PM
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Default PB Pickerel was worth the pain

I headed on to my early season honey hole. This is a tiny pond that only gets fished by a handfull of guys and we're going to keep it that way . With a 34 degree air temp I wasn't expecting much Bass action but I knew the Chain Pickerel would keep my busy until my toes went numb. Landed a handful of average fish on a small, dark Clouser and then it happened. I've never had to put a fish on the reel in this pond until this morning. She faught hard and I wanted to get her back in the water quickly so no weights and measures but this was easily the biggest Pickerel I've caught on the fly

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Default Re: PB Pickerel was worth the pain

That's a cool looking fish! Any guesstimates on the length?
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Default Re: PB Pickerel was worth the pain

I layed it against the rod to get an estimate but couldn't get the whole thing in the pic I'm going to say 22-24".
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Default Re: PB Pickerel was worth the pain

Nice fish!
I definitely need to start targeting more fish than just trout!
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Default Re: PB Pickerel was worth the pain

You're going to have a permanent coating of fish slime on that rod now
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Default Re: PB Pickerel was worth the pain

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You're going to have a permanent coating of fish slime on that rod now
Absolutely! It was all over my arm and the rod. I had to dunk it 4-5 times just to hold it again.

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Nice fish!
I definitely need to start targeting more fish than just trout!
They're fun to catch. They're built for speed and love to run when hooked.
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Default Re: PB Pickerel was worth the pain

Great fish Marco! Pickerel are such cool looking fish, I love their patterning.
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Default Re: PB Pickerel was worth the pain

Great big Chain you got there Marco!

Congratulations, been a while since I've seen one of them.

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Nice fish! Definitely just made my cabin fever worse.

Next month, I'm going to start hitting up the pike!
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Default Re: PB Pickerel was worth the pain

Thanks guys, I was a little bummed out because my day off was the coldest day of the week but I'm glad I gave it a shot.
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