Catching a 21-inch Chain Pickerel with an Ice Fishing Rod and Micro Jig in July
I caught this 21-inch chain pickerel on an ice fishing rod in New York during July -- the dog days of summer. I was using a white marabou micro jig to target black crappie that day from my boat, but I hooked into this pickerel by accident. I didn't catch too much else that day. It was windy on and off, if I remember correctly. I was using my ice rod because it was more sensitive to bites than the other rods I had at the time, and also it's always fun and more of a challenge to use a little ice rod with 3 lb test.