pickerel, chain
(Esox niger)


Lesueur, 1818; ESOCIDAE FAMILY; also called eastern pickerel, eastern chain pickerel, lake pickerel, reticulated pickerel, federation pickerel, mud pickerel, green pike, black chain pike, duck billed pike, picquerelle. It inhabits the eastern United States and Canada, from Nova Scotia southward through all of the Atlantic coast states and most of Florida, and westward through Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana to as far as the Navasota River in eastern Texas. From Louisiana, it extends northward in the Mississippi River drainage through eastern Arkansas to southeastern Missouri and southwestern...Read More

Line ClassWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
All-Tackle4.25 kg (9 lb 6 oz)Homerville, Georgia, USA17-Feb-1961Baxley McQuaig, Jr.Record DetailsHistory Details