Pickwick Dam Skipjack Run

Discussion in 'Skipjack Herring' started by patrickgd, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    I have to pick a week for my vacation right now and plan on using it making a trip to Pickwick to hopefully load up on Skipjack for freezing. My question is what would be the best week of the year to get in on the Skipjack run. I've heard different stuff like March, latter April and May etc. I need yalls input so anyone got any suggestions on which week I should request off?

    I've seen them running and you can absolutely kill them but can't recall exactly when it was.
     
  2. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    Hey Patrick the best time for the skipjack run is march through summer at the dam. but you can catch them year round.


    efrith
     

  3. rwilley3

    rwilley3 New Member

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    I would probably go in April or early to mid May myself but usually from mid March to early June is pretty good from my experience and they can be caught some years all year but it gets tougher from the bank after the spring it seems
     
  4. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    johnnie
    if you wait till september you can catch skips and visit with the boc.they have a gathering each year and thats when i go get mine.