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post #21 of 30
The original poster was correct in his terminology of the fish by calling it Pickerel. Here in Canada, we have a been calling walleye pickerel for as long as I can remember but the truth is that they are two different fish. I believe what the original poster was asking is if anyone does anything with what we would call "Pike".


Is the pickerel also called 'jack fish' in the u.s?
post #22 of 30
That Pickerel we call a Northern Pike. Not so much for eating.
post #23 of 30
In jersey it's a chain pickerel, I assume due to the markings. Never ate one tho..
post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by Smokeymoake View Post

That Pickerel we call a Northern Pike. Not so much for eating.
northern pike are in the same family as musky and chain pickerel (aka grass pike, jack pike) but are a different species.
post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by Smokeymoake View Post

That Pickerel we call a Northern Pike. Not so much for eating.
my dad, 73 years old and has lived in Ontario his whole life has always called walleye pickerel.. but in fact walleye aren't even technically related to the pike/musky family.. so why they'd adopt the name somewhere along the way is quite confusing.. He always said that when people call what he calls pickerel "walleye" it's an American name.
post #26 of 30

Pickerel are a Bony Mess!

 

A Walleye is more like a Big Yellow Perch, and not near as bony.

 

Pickerel are only good ground up IMO. The Pike can be filleted if you know how, because It's big enough to be worth the effort, whereas Pickerel are not. Biggest one I ever personally saw was 24".

 

 

Bear

post #27 of 30

I trade em at the local Chinese takeout for Lo' Mein or General Tso's Chicken!

post #28 of 30
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I trade em at the local Chinese takeout for Lo' Mein or General Tso's Chicken!


That's Awesome!!!

 

There's a place in PA, about an hour North of me, called Lake Tobyhanna You can catch Pickerel all Day long. I took Mrs Bear there one time in a row boat, and I took them off her line because of all the teeth. I hardly got to fish. All I did was take hers off & put a new minnow on for her. By the time I picked up my rod, she had another one on!!! I could have gotten a mess of General Tso's Goodies!!!Thumbs Up

 

 

Bear

post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 


That's Awesome!!!

 

There's a place in PA, about an hour North of me, called Lake Tobyhanna You can catch Pickerel all Day long. I took Mrs Bear there one time in a row boat, and I took them off her line because of all the teeth. I hardly got to fish. All I did was take hers off & put a new minnow on for her. By the time I picked up my rod, she had another one on!!! I could have gotten a mess of General Tso's Goodies!!!Thumbs Up

 

 

Bear

Now all you got to do is find a take out willing to trade! You would be surprised what fish lovers are willing to trade for real fresh fish. Years ago I used to trade extra American eels for pizza at one place and fancy carp for a bar tab in another. ( He had a large fish tank behind the bar.) 

post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by SB59 View Post
 

Now all you got to do is find a take out willing to trade! You would be surprised what fish lovers are willing to trade for real fresh fish. Years ago I used to trade extra American eels for pizza at one place and fancy carp for a bar tab in another. ( He had a large fish tank behind the bar.) 


Don't tell anyone, but my second favorite Fish to eat is American Eel-----Right behind Catfish!!

 

Only thing I ever took to restaurants was Snapper Turtles when I was young.(40 to 45 years ago)

 

 

Bear

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