Monday, May 10, 2010

Vermont's Esox Slam....

Completing an esox slam in VT requires 1 northern pike , a musky , chain pickerel and a red fin pickerel. I know there are some guys out to pull this off...I just want to stick a musky better yet just get one to follow. The pike and chain pickerel I have stuck on the fly...have my eyes set on ole 1000 cast..... Dave will be here next week and the pike will be waiting for him! Here is a nice description of ole Mr. Red Fin himself...cheers

Common Name(s):

Barred pickerel, little pickerel

Description:

The grass pickerel has the same long, slender body as a grass pickerel, but its snout is generally slightly shorter and convex. They have an olive-brown to green color on the back, blending to a white belly. The gill covers and cheeks are fully covered in scales. There are usually 11-13 branchiostegal rays, about three fewer than the larger chain pickerel. Dark, wavy vertical bars cover the sides.

Similar Fish:

Grass pickerel, chain pickerel

Feeding Habits:

The young feed mostly on crustaceans, insects, and algae. Adult redfin pickerel eat mainly fish, but also eat insects and larvae.

Range:

The redfin pickerel stays in the Atlantic drainage system, from Maryland south to Florida. They also extend west into eastern Texas.

Habitat:

They stay in slow moving to still waters in streams, rivers, ponds and lakes. Soft bottoms that allow for heavy vegetation is preferred.

Typical Size:

Similar in size to a grass pickerel, they live about 7 years and reach full maturity at 7-10 inches. They rarely exceed 12 inches.

World Record:

2 pounds, 4 ounces (Source - IGFA

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