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Redfin Pickerel
Species Facts

Science Name: Esox americanus
Other Names: little pickerel, mud pickerel, grass pickerel, banded pickerel, redfinned pike
Ideal Temp: 75 to 85
World Record: 2 lbs. 10ounces, GA
Environment: stream, lake
Techniques: light tackle, casting

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reel fisherman | Posted: March 25, 2009

redfinned pike like them spinner bait!!!!!

mullisw | Posted: August 4, 2005

Try a small red rooster tail , retrieving the lure fairly rapid. Fish it along the edges of vegetation and downed trees.

eph14 | Posted: December 1, 2003

Fish a small (1/8-1/16) white rooster tail about 1-2" below the surface. Use a medium-fast retrieve, because the fish have a habit of following the lure before biting it. Fish them under bridges, across trees, and along steep banks. However, bend the barbs down (pickerel have a habit of getting the hook stuck deep in their throat, and if you try to remove it, it could kill them.)