catching redfin pickerel in my area
Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:50 PM
Posted 31 March 2007 - 12:25 AM
Seems like I remember a SE WI member posting about catching pickeral. I cannot quite remember who. It wasn't flamingo. Maybe he will chime in. I think a redfin would be quite a cool fish to have, but I know little about them.
100% agree I might look into it when I move out and can setup how I like. Or maybe If I get anotehr tank for whever I don't have one. My first will either go in the basement or in my room.
Posted 31 March 2007 - 05:09 AM
What is a "snake northern"?
Posted 31 March 2007 - 11:10 AM
So the grass pickerel is what I'm looking for then I take it? I'll look around for information about catching them in my area. If anyone knows any particular bodies of water and baits to use that would be great
Posted 02 April 2007 - 04:46 AM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news here, but I have a friend that works for the Department of Natural Resources here in Wisconsin and he has explicitly told me that we (Wisconsinites) should not keep pickerel in our aquariums. The reason is this: for some reason, the pickerel has fallen through the regulatory "cracks" here in Wisconsin. The state does not consider the pickerel a game fish and it does not consider it a non-game fish. The pickerel has no designation in Wisconsin. This is odd, as there are Grass Pickerel in the state (I have caught them). So, my advice to you would be to avoid them. Sorry.
Posted 02 April 2007 - 11:21 AM
Posted 02 April 2007 - 03:56 PM
Read those regulations for your state carefully. If you are not explicitly forbidden to have the fish, then you may have the fish. You must obtain it legally of course. If it is a sport fish in your state, you must catch it in the manner specified in your state regulations for sport fish. You can also obtain it from somebody else who obtained it legally, by begging or trading. You can also buy it from a vendor licensed in his state to sell such fish; there are a few of those here (see the "Commercial Vendors" section of the forum). If the person from whom you obtain it is not in your state, check to see if your state regulations prohibit importation of the species into your state before attempting to beg, trade, or buy. It is your responsibility to know your law, not his.
I'm guessing you can have a pickerel, if you catch it with a hook, or if you obtain it from someone else who obtained it legally. But that is only a guess. Read your regulations!
Posted 02 April 2007 - 08:54 PM
Posted 02 April 2007 - 09:31 PM
P.S. Just to get this straight if I make a tank for pickerel it will probably be next year. I have to work on this tank first. And probably apply for another job if I don't get the one I currently applied for.
Posted 02 April 2007 - 09:36 PM
Posted 02 April 2007 - 09:59 PM
Thanks . I'll keep you guys posted if we catch any of these guys fishing. Do you think a jig and twistertail or a beetle spin are good lures for them?
Barbless roostertail 1/16 oz. will cover a bunch of water or a simple barbless hook and a minnow should do fine. Any minnow imitator will do the job as long as it's the right size.
Posted 02 April 2007 - 10:01 PM
I can take a picture of the things I have maybe later. I have(had) plenty of jigs/plastics
Posted 02 April 2007 - 10:08 PM
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