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Redfin Pickerel

Redfin Pickerel

Esox americanus americanus

Redfin Pickerel lives in lowland streams, bays and ponds with thick vegetation. It is known in eight Atlantic slope watersheds, plus Champlain. This small pickerel is not known to have overlapping range with its close relative, Grass Pickerel. It is likely to be non native to the few higher elevation waters of the Adirondacks where it has been caught. The distributional range and abundance has grown in the Lower Hudson watershed.

Fish atlas map for Redfin Pickerel.