Too Hot for Trout

Perfect for bass and mini-pike.

  • By: Jim Reilly
pickerel
It's been real hot and dry the past few weeks here in Midcoast Maine. The rivers are extremely low which means trout fishing is out of the picture until we get some good rain.

However, a guy's got to fish, right?

So on Saturday I went to a nearby pond with the intention to catch some big bass. Instead, I caught a mini-pike, aka a chain pickerel. I'd say it weighed about 2.5- to 3 pounds measured around inches.

I think I'll grab some wire leader and go back to catch some more.