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ok I get told these are the same and I get told they are different

walleye and pickeral

 

someone please clear this up for me

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ok I get told these are the same and I get told they are different

walleye and pickeral

 

someone please clear this up for me

 

They are and they aren't :unsure:

 

'pickerel' is another name for 'walleye' in some parts.

 

Pickeral is also a type of pike......'Chain Pickeral'

 

 

Google chain pickeral to see one, they are smaller than northern pike with distinct 'chain' like markings.

 

 

So....like i said, they are the same and different depending on who you speak to and where you speak to them. I also find that people who are a little longer in the tooth refer to walleye as pickerel more often than the younger anglers out there.

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potatoe/ patatoe

tomato/tamato

 

canadians say pickeral, americans say walleye.

i say mmmmmmmmmmmmm gooood

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Pickerel, Walleye and Yellow Pike are the same fish (meal)..Blue Pike are extinct but a cousin of the Yellow Pike ..now chain pickerel is different as already explained here....but what about galvanized pike... :w00t:

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Man.. is it this time of year again??? lol

 

When they are small and nice eating size.. they are PICKERAL !

 

When they get a little bigger they are Pickeraleyes

 

When they are 14lbs in the Bay of Quinte.. they are Walleye..

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Man.. is it this time of year again??? lol

 

When they are small and nice eating size.. they are PICKERAL !

 

When they get a little bigger they are Pickeraleyes

 

When they are 14lbs in the Bay of Quinte.. they are Walleye..

 

true dat

 

I start calling them walleye at 8lbs

 

and south of scugog walleye

north of scugog pickeral

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My daddy taught me how to fish for pickerel, so they are pickerel cause dad's are always right, right? :D

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My daddy taught me how to fish for pickerel, so they are pickerel cause dad's are always right, right? :D

 

Joey, you got that one RIGHT....Remember the show "Father Knows Best"

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR...wait, do you guys celebrate New Years in Canada... :D

 

Bob

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Joey, you got that one RIGHT....Remember the show "Father Knows Best"

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR...wait, do you guys celebrate New Years in Canada... biggrin.gif

 

Bob

 

 

Yup. We call it "Canadian New year".

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ok I get told these are the same and I get told they are different

walleye and pickeral

 

someone please clear this up for me

They are the same fish. They are actually even pronounced the same the only differce is the spelling. Pickeral is pronounced ˈpɪk ər əl, or ˈpɪk rəl

and Walleye is also pronounced ˈpɪk ər əl, or ˈpɪk rəl.

 

(unless you are American)

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They are the same fish. They are actually even pronounced the same the only differce is the spelling. Pickeral is pronounced ˈpɪk ər əl, or ˈpɪk rəl

and Walleye is also pronounced ˈpɪk ər əl, or ˈpɪk rəl.

 

:rofl2::rofl2:

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Put 7 of them on a stringer and go into your local MNR office. The word pickerel won't appear anywhere on the ticket they will give you. You will be charged for keeping over your limit of walleye. It's not an American/Canadian thing it's a "my gramps incorrectly called them pickerel so I incorrectly call them pickerel too" kinda thing.

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They are the same fish. They are actually even pronounced the same the only differce is the spelling. Pickeral is pronounced ˈpɪk ər əl, or ˈpɪk rəl

and Walleye is also pronounced ˈpɪk ər əl, or ˈpɪk rəl.

 

(unless you are American)

 

That's right......if American from the west coast you first say "Dude"...from the south it's "Cousin"... :rofl2: and from the Buffalo area, it's (_________) fill in the blank... :devil:

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Let's all call them "zander" and be done with it. Personally, I prefer the word "pickerel" but I call them "walleye" for the board.. Or let's all go to the Latin names for fish.

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I think Jacques has is right. Dore (don't kow how to write an e accent aigu)

 

Forget that. Too much work to insert the e accent aigu.

 

Lets just call them "Food" or "Dinner"

 

Had a nice day out there. Caught me 3 nice dinners and and a couple of bass.

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Oh yeah, I almost forgot about pikeperch

 

I think I will call them that from now on. PIKEPERCH!!

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This is the problem with common names and is the reason why the only true and correct way of identification of any species is through the use of Linnaean Taxonomy which uses latin (a dead language) to classifiy all species. So walleye/pickrel/zander etc. the only true name is Sander vitreus. But what ever the locals want to call them, they are delicious.

 

Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class:Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Percidae

Genus:Sander

Species:S. vitreus

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This is the problem with common names and is the reason why the only true and correct way of identification of any species is through the use of Linnaean Taxonomy which uses latin (a dead language) to classifiy all species. So walleye/pickrel/zander etc. the only true name is Sander vitreus. But what ever the locals want to call them, they are delicious.

 

Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class:Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Percidae

Genus:Sander

Species:S. vitreus

aka pickeral

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