Pickerel, Grass Eli



Southern Ontario
Date Caught: 
Sunday, July 19, 2015
After numerous attempts, I finally connected with two of these rare gems. Caught on a beetle spin. Four esox down, one to go.
Strains, Subspecies, and Hybrids: 


TonyS's picture

Beetle-spin! Congrats!  I got mine last week on the same

drawer.bli's picture

nice to finally get your grassie!!!
Mike B's picture

Nice shot Eli, a long time coming.

mike b

Carp Chaser's picture

Cool fish Eli, way to go.

"There's always a bigger fish"

krazyk's picture

Congratulations man. A beetle spin, huh? I gotta try those more often. 

Chain Pickerel: All the bad assery of a Northern Pike wrapped up in a smaller, prettier package.

Eli's picture

Thanks guys.

IMHO, the beetle-spin is ideal for these little esox as its shape prevents it from being inhaled too deeply like an in-line spinner, making for an easy release.




TonyS's picture

Agreed, that and the weed resistance, single hook, overhead single blade (for helicoptering and bulging) makes the beetle spin a great lure for smaller WW species.  One of the first I grab for stillwater crappies too. 

Mike B's picture

By the way Eli, two more Esox to go, not one.



mike b