Fishing for Chain pickerel

Esox niger
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Since the chain pickerel is easily confused with other species that belong to the Esox genus of pike family, you can recognize it by its markings. When the chain pickerel is young the sides are usually black, but later turns green- or yellowish, with a chain-like pattern of black lines.

The most popular recent Chain pickerel catch on Fishbrain
NJGreatOutdoors, Fishbrain angler since 2017

Recently caught Chain pickerel

Recently caught Chain pickerel
Recently caught Chain pickerel
Recently caught Chain pickerel
Recently caught Chain pickerel
Recently caught Chain pickerel
Recently caught Chain pickerel

Detailed Information

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Water type

Freshwater

Common length

16 in

Maximum age

9 years

IUCN Status

Least concern

Source: Fishbase

Top Baits

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