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Old 10-11-2011, 09:23 AM
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Cause really in my mind it is the most important one!! What does a pickeral taste like? I love eating walleye, but cannot stand pike.......... so which one does it taste like so I know if I want to catch it or not............

they are full of bones and hardly any meat. I have never caught one over about 24 inches though...
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:11 AM
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When I was in south east Manitoba, walleye were locally named pickeral. They were also labelled in the local stores as pickeral.
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that top picture is an american pickerel, its in the pike family. walleyes are also called walleyed pike, colored pike, yellow pike or pickerel, there are just 2 types of pickerel.
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Wow this is an old thread.
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"A walleye by any other name would taste as sweet."

Sorry Will.
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Nomenclature is dictated by usage. If enough folks called walleye "Blue Marlin" that would be the new name.

In Manitoba as a kid EVERYONE called them "pickerel". Nobody called them walleye. There are lots of names for the same animal, i.e. elk and wapiti .

It bugs me when guys try to preach to us acting "oh so smart" by insisting we call the fish "walleye" when "pickerel" is a fully acceptable "slang name". Call em "pickerel" all you want guys. I'd guess over a million Canadians call they pickerel, so whats so wrong with that? I like the name pickerel. To me they will ALWAYS be "pickerel". I don't care that there is a "misnamed" pike relative in the east that has also stolen the name...
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Nomenclature is dictated by usage. If enough folks called walleye "Blue Marlin" that would be the new name.

In Manitoba as a kid EVERYONE called them "pickerel". Nobody called them walleye. There are lots of names for the same animal, i.e. elk and wapiti .

It bugs me when guys try to preach to us acting "oh so smart" by insisting we call the fish "walleye" when "pickerel" is a fully acceptable "slang name". Call em "pickerel" all you want guys. I'd guess over a million Canadians call they pickerel, so whats so wrong with that? I like the name pickerel. To me they will ALWAYS be "pickerel". I don't care that there is a "misnamed" pike relative in the east that has also stolen the name...
The little pike is in books as pickeral... so when the regs say walleye retention 0 telling the CO you've only caught pickeral your wrong and ... thats the reason common names have no bearing or meaning and the regs call species by a correct name however the latin ie esox lusox is the only correct name .
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Nomenclature is dictated by usage. If enough folks called walleye "Blue Marlin" that would be the new name.

In Manitoba as a kid EVERYONE called them "pickerel". Nobody called them walleye. There are lots of names for the same animal, i.e. elk and wapiti .

It bugs me when guys try to preach to us acting "oh so smart" by insisting we call the fish "walleye" when "pickerel" is a fully acceptable "slang name". Call em "pickerel" all you want guys. I'd guess over a million Canadians call they pickerel, so whats so wrong with that? I like the name pickerel. To me they will ALWAYS be "pickerel". I don't care that there is a "misnamed" pike relative in the east that has also stolen the name...


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