What is a REDFIN?

REDFIN - (Esox americanus)

Common Names - Little pickerel, mud pickerel, grass pickerel, banded pickerel, redfinned pike.

Description - Redfin pickerels have 15 to 36 dark, wavy vertical bars and reddish-orange lower fins. Otherwise the coloration is much the same as that of chain pickerels. There is a dark, backward slanting bar below the eye. The snout is shorter and broader than that of a chain pickerel. Normally there are 11 to 13 branchiosstegal rays on the underside of the lower jaw.