Pickerel, Grass nviole

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Location: 
Congaree National Park, SC
Date Caught: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Notes: 
Redfin Pickerel

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jfleullan's picture

I've seen several Grass Pickerels where I've been fishing but cannot get them to hit a bait.  What did you use to catch yours?  

James Fleullan

nviole's picture

Hey man!

I actually got mine to bite on a piece of nightcrawler under a bobber. They love motion!

I found mine in a swampy pool when the water levels were low, so they were probably a little more aggressive. 

I have caught small chains pickerel on live topminnow, live sunfish, and small artificials, like a grub. One of these would probably be your best bet! But beware, pickerel spook easily in my experience.