pickerelThe pickerel has two varieties, the American and the chain pickerel. The American comes in two types, the red fin and the grass pickerel. They are the smallest member of the freshwater pike family. They have an average weight just under 2 pounds however they have been caught at over 9 pounds. The red fin has a red or orange tint to it. Other than that and the obvious size difference, they are very similar in appearance to its cousins the muskellunge and the northern pike.


It is a mild tasting fish with a low fat content but because of its many small bones it is not highly rated. The best way to cook them is to bake, pan fry, deep fry or broil. Click on one of the following links for easy directions for cooking
bake,                                                                                                                                                        pan fry,                                                                                                                                                        deep fry                                                                                                                                                      broil.
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