I like using a spring wire jaw spreader such as one might take Pike fishing. Works better as the lure is often deep and unhooking goes much better, all while keeping the pick/pike under control.Cool observation, John/NH! I personally have never taken picks from depths below 20 feet, so it's interesting to hear them coming from those depths. My only problems with pickerel are the breakoffs they cause on hooksets and the difficulty they present in playing and releasing them. Some of that can be offset by the John G pickerel glove!
Markie Maypo, I guess I`ve forgotten how to spell a lot of stuff, but I know how to ketch`em, & know how to filet them, & I don`t need any red hooks, Gloomis rods, or $400 reels to do it.:laugh:I don't think he can hear you, Marty. He hasn't posted in a year and a half and not more than 5 times in 3 years. The original poster has 5 posts and hasn't posted in over 3 years which begs the question of why we resurrected this thread and are now continuing it.
Oh, and if you want people to believe you know alot about pickerel you should learn how to spell it
I'll take it off your hands for $100On that note I just got a $400 reel (Shimano Antares AR) from Japan for $140.(BRAND NEW)
Tom Seward sold it to me because he had no use for such a gaudy item, & didn`t want it. Ronnie set it up for me, & told me why it was such a great reel, etc, etc etc. I liked my BPS Extremes better. Marty
Well, this way come as a surprise for you guys but I would love to actually target some decent pikerels. Which reservoir shall I head to?