Henry V

13.0 in. Redfin Pickerel caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 05/25/15

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 4 years ago

13.0 in. Redfin Pickerel caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 05/25/15
13.0" Redfin Pickerel caught by Henry V fishing on Monday May 25, 2015 at 13:08 near Chapel Hill in Orange County, North Carolina (NC), United States North America

I've been out kayak fishing for 4 of the past 5 days. Those days included a kayak tournament (CKA - Shearon Harris Lake) and a few float trips. All told, I landed 9 different species of fish: Warmouth, LM Bass, Yellow Perch, Redfin Pickerel, White Perch, Pumpkinseed, Red-ear sunfish, bluegill and white crappie. I also lost a big Chain Pickerel and had two Bowfin stalk my lure to the kayak.

This is one of the highlights: a very large Redfin (by that species standards). Note: I have some doubts about the species. Notice the forked tail and absence of markings. There are Chain Pickerel in that river, but I had never seen them far upstream. This one is a bit of a mystery.

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Tyler C

Nice, unusual catch!

Posted by Tyler C Expert Member over 3 years ago

Henry V

Hmm, grass pickerel. Thanks Brian, I don;t know if we have those here.
Sometimes the Pickerel here have pike "spots" instead of bars. It's strange - they don;t look much like Jersey chain pickerel. And they call them "jacks" down here in Cackalacky.

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 3 years ago

Joe Pych

That's an interesting looking fish. It has pickerel face and body shape, but not the markings I would expect.

Thanks for sharing the stories and photos from your tournament.

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 3 years ago

Dennis Huskins

Not sure either Hank! That is not very typical of the coloration. I've only bagged one in my life, but maybe this is a hybrid?

Posted by Dennis Huskins Elite Member over 3 years ago

Brian Shea

Possibly a grass pickerel. Either way I'm jealous.

Posted by Brian Shea Elite Member over 4 years ago

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