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posted on: January 10, 2022

Some Pickerel Fishing

Type: Nontidal and Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: St Maryís Lake, Magothy and Severn River, Unicorn, Tuckahoe, Idyllwild WMA

Iíve been pickerel fishing on the western and eastern shores. From December 8th to today (1/7/22). Iíve been catching fish on St Maryís Lake, Magothy and Severn River, Unicorn, Tuckahoe, Idyllwild WMA, Smithville and Johnsonís.

During this time I caught 72 pickerel, and bycatches of 14 largemouth bass. I did target crappie one day, catching 16. I snagged a gizzard shad too, ugh. Six of the pickerel Iíve caught were citation fish, 2-24Ē 1-25Ē 2-26.5Ē 1-26.75Ē.

Most of the pickerel were caught on minnows under a bobber on a small jig. The fish caught on the rivers were caught on jerk baits. The crappie were caught on a small jig fished over top of schools of crappie that I found on my fish finder. Dropping the jig and slowly working the bait up and down.