Are Pickerel Related to Pike?

chain pickerel in water

Pickerel are a member of the Esox family, known by anglers as the pike family. This includes the chain pickerel, grass pickerel, and redfin pickerel, with only the chain pickerel likely to ever be mistaken with a northern pike. These fish are well known for their tough fight even at smaller weights and are enjoyed …

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Do Chain Pickerel Taste Good?

fish frying in pan

Chain pickerel is a fun fish to go after. Fishermen who enjoy a little bit of pickerel fishing know first hand that this smaller cousin of the northern pike loves to put up a fight. Pound for pound, they are scrappers and can fight like fish much bigger and heavier you expect. But do chain …

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