Well, after man a year in search for an elusive chain pickeral, I finally managed to catch my first while fishing a bass tournament on Lake Gaston, NC. We were fishing day 2 of the tournament after having a pretty rough first day, only two small keepers at a combined weight of 2.3lbs. We had been doing a lot better, fishing the same areas and pretty much throwing the same lures. We tried a new cove and I pitched a green pumpkinseed craw on a slider worm jig, worked it back about half way when this bugger nailed it. I knew right away it wasn't a bass, and nearly lost it when I saw it was a pickeral!!! He weighed in at just shy of three pounds, which doesn't make him a big one, but not bad for a fish that finally broke my catchless streak.