Henry V

15.0 in. Chain Pickerel caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 01/12/13

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 6 years ago

15.0 in. Chain Pickerel caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 01/12/13
15.0" Chain Pickerel caught by Henry V fishing on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 19:07 near Durham in Spokane County, North Carolina (NC), United States North America

Joe and I ventured out for some winter pickerel. The fish are in pre-spawn feeding mode, and the action was insane. We combined for over 20 fish, Joe landed a trophy redfin pickerel, and I lost a two footer.

Folks, it doesn't get any better.

I landed 8 or 9 fish. Here's a shot of Joe losing a nice chain pickerel. You can actually see the fish swimming away in the bottom left side of the water, right after it spit his hook.

I call this retribution from nature for all of Joe's fish-thieving casts into my spots today.

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Henry V

FYI I hear lake Anna is over rated. If you are going for stripers, you Gould hit the famous run at Roanoke Rapids,
Which is only 2 hours south of Anna. As for white bass, the run peaks
In April. Catching them is not a problem then. Redfin
tend to stop biting when it gets that warm, but there is a chance.

And we have Roanoke bass ie redeyes down the street
In the Eno River. If u visit here, you can knock 3 fish off
Your list, easy. And you'll give me an excuse to get out and fish!

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 6 years ago

Brian Shea

I am making a trip in 2014 to the outer banks. I'll have to add a couple days and head your way. Try to check redfins and white bass off my list.

This year I'm going down to lake anna in VA for bass and stripers. On the last day, I'm going to south eastern VA to try for a Roanoke bass.

Posted by Brian Shea Elite Member over 6 years ago

Henry V

Brian,

A "trophy" is considered 12' or 10 ounces in NC. Joe definitely got one the other day. The state record is only 2 lbs. A Redfin the size of Joe's is very rare. In fact, the chain pickerel dominate this section of the creek, and I was surprised to see a Redfin there. The fact that it was large had something to do with it.

I know spots where the Redfins are more populous, and could definitely put you on them. With that said, they are uncommon, and I never caught more than three in one day. Still, you are welcome to come down whenever you like. The drive is only about 7 hours from central jersey.

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 6 years ago

Brian Shea

Trophy redfin??? I will be on the next flight down!!!

Posted by Brian Shea Elite Member over 6 years ago

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