I went out this past weekend and chased pickerel for the first time. I'd never fished for pickerel before, but ended up catching several in just a few hours. Lots of fun and definitely worth the cold hands if you're anywhere near East Texas. I used a gold Rapala jerkbait and several different flies. Fishing the lily pads was the ticket. I did a full write-up you can read at https://texas-wild.blogspot.com/ (can't figure out hyperlinking a text, sorry).