This pickerel took a silver and blue Husky Jerk in the canal on a sunny day.
When: Thursday, March 8th, from 1pm to 1:30pm
Where: The D & R Canal
What: Fishing with Wave Tiki Sticks and Rapala Husky Jerks
Weather: Fair skies, 69 degrees, SW wind at 14mph and gusting to 23mph
Barometric Pressure: 30.10in and falling
Water Conditions: Partly stained
I used a little lesson from Fishing 101 today, and it worked out. When I arrived at the canal, I still had the dark Tiki Stick tied-on that fooled the bass yesterday. I threw it for probably 20 minutes without a bite, mostly because I was too lazy to switch lures. However, the sunny skies made it much too difficult to not try something with a little flash, and so on went the Husky Jerk.
Esox (pickerel, pike, musky) have a soft-spot for shiny things and using baits that reflect light on sunny days often produce good results. I was well aware of this, which is why I had to try something with some bling before I left.
I caught this pickerel on the third cast.