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A Guide To Florida Fishing:
Large-Mouthed Black Bass
Crappie Or Speckled Perch
Bluegill Or Bream
Red-Breasted Sun Fish
Warmouth Perch Or Rock Bass
Pickerel Or Jackfish
Amberjack
Barracuda
Salt-Water Trout (Spotter Weakfish)
Weakfish
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Pickerel Or Jackfish



A member of the pike family, the coloration of this particular species varies considerably with localities in which taken; usually brownish green on back and shading to greenish yellow on the sides and belly.

Other popular local names: Green Pike, Jack, Pike, Red-finned Pike, Snake. "Fresh-Water jacks," not so plentiful as Big-Mouthed Black Bass, are usually caught while fishing for the latter named species, and are ordinarily found in shallow waters, around lily ponds, sunken weed-beds and under-water trees and formations. Jackfish are quite bony, but of fair food value.

Average size: 1 to 2 pounds, sometimes taken up to 5 pounds. Tackle and methods: The same bait and tackle that is used for Black Bass will suffice for Jackfish. An 18-pound test line with a pork rind bait is the usual equipment.



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