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Old 12-21-2011, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My dad has chain pickerel in his farm pond/lake 5-7 acres. The bass fishing has not been very good just a few small ones here and there. Today I caught what I think is a chain pickerel . What do we need to do? What can we do? Is there a way to kill them out? My dad feeds the brim which are quite large and I don't think he wants to kill all the fish in the lake. Also the lake is fed by a good size creek and constantly overflows but can be drained down.
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If it is a perennial creek that feeds the pond you've probably got jack fish (pickerel), pollywogs, and everthing else the experts say you don't need/want in a pond. There is NO way to keep only bass, bream and channel cats in a pond fed by a perennial stream.
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Are you sure it wasn't a alligator gar. They also look like a pickeral when they are small.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If it is a perennial creek that feeds the pond you've probably got jack fish (pickerel), pollywogs, and everthing else the experts say you don't need/want in a pond. There is NO way to keep only bass, bream and channel cats in a pond fed by a perennial stream.
I agree with Matt.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I took a picture but am not sure how to upload it.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Matt, do you have a photobucket account?
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Do they look like this? We call them "jackfish" in this part of the world.


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Old 12-22-2011, 06:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yep that's the critter I caught
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If it is a perennial creek that feeds the pond you've probably got jack fish (pickerel), pollywogs, and everthing else the experts say you don't need/want in a pond. There is NO way to keep only bass, bream and channel cats in a pond fed by a perennial stream.
+1 This is true
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We slit them open and chunk em back in the lake and they will hammer on your bass, bream, and crappie.
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