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2014-05-29 14:39:37

PLOS Study ties lunar cycles, fish behavior to angler success The lunar cycle may synchronize with feeding activity, luring large muskies to take angler bait, according to results published May 28, 2014, in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Mark Vinson from U.S. Geological Survey and Ted Angradi from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Previous studies have suggested a relationship between the moon and fish behavior. To investigate this further, scientists analyzed angler catch...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

By DAVID HALL SOME great weights in important matches on both the Tees and Wear prove the quality of fishing available to the region's coarse anglers at present - while stillwaters such as Whittle Dene and the Big Waters at Seaton Burn have also been in good form. Hemlington Lake has been highly productive for carp anglers with commons to 10lb and mirror's to 14lb to boilies. In the west, carp sport on CADCAC's Crofton fishery continues to be upbeat with one angler taking over 80lb of...

2008-10-05 00:00:10

Management at Blithfield Reservoir have denied reports suggesting a record-breaking pike has been caught at the site. Although primarily an 80-acre trout fishing water, the reservoir, near Abbots Bromley, is opened up each year for anglers to hunt the big pike known to inhabit the north and south lakes. With just a month to go before the next annual big fish assault, anglers at the Pike Anglers Club conference in Stoneleigh, near Coventry, were all talking of the capture of a monster...

2008-09-25 21:00:21

Jim Crowley, 41, Bloomington, is best known in Central Illinois as a bass expert. He guides anglers to largemouth often, and bass fishing is often the topic when he writes magazine articles or appears on television. But, it's a different story north of the border. In Manitoba, Crowley is a pike specialist, an honor he was given last year when he completed the required task of landing five northern pike over 41 inches. Three came on one trip to Dunlop's Fly-In Lodge & Outposts in...

2008-08-28 21:00:20

By Will Elliott >Lake Erie The first solid sign of fall fishing showed up this past week with a few nice steelhead trout hitting at 65-foot depths off Cattaraugus Creek. Rick Miller at Miller's Bait & Tackle heard of a couple smaller steelies stealing into mouth-of-the-creek waters. "If we get some more cool nights, the runoff from upstream at Gowanda and Springville should cool waters down here and have trout in the creek in a week or so," he said. He also noted a much better...

2008-08-20 03:00:25

By Cain, Michelle L Lauer, Thomas E; Lau, Jamie K ABSTRACT. - One hundred and twenty five sites from 91 rivers and streams in Indiana were evaluated from 1990-2005 to determine grass pickerel Esox americanus vermiculatus habitat use. Macro-habitat analysis was conducted using the Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index (QHEI) and had no significant relationship with grass pickerel catch. However, the individual components that made up the QHEI metric of "pool/glide and riffle/run quality" were...

2008-06-20 12:00:18

On my daily trip to the bank for change, I saw my hunting buddy, Steve Damron, and he just had to show me his photos of his Canada fishing trip this spring. Steve, his son Stephen and Stephen's father-in-law, Allen Jackson, fished Moberly Lake, which is in a chain of lakes on the Bright Sand River in the Ontario Province. They were joined by a co-worker of Stephen's, Dave Hadel, of Overland Park, and Jim Irey, a retired school administrator, and Jerry Irey, a retired fire fighter from...

2008-06-20 09:00:17

By Ed Dentry The swirl in the chop said northern pike. When the fish gulped the guy's bunny streamer, it showed nothing of itself. But you could see the boil, and it was profound. So was the bend in his fly rod. The beast sulked, as if it were thinking things over. Then it poured on the coal and pulled free. The hapless angler left without commentary, which said volumes about fishing's mood on this breezy day in the shallows at Taylor Park Reservoir. That was his chance, and he blew it....


Latest Esox Reference Libraries

Zander, Sander lucioperca
2014-01-08 17:45:35

The Zander is found in the fresh and brackish (salt and fresh water mix) waters of Europe and Asia. This fish is closely related to the perch but often mistaken for pike therefore they have been given the label of pike-perch. It was introduced to the British waterways in the 20th century and spread rapidly. It can be harmful to other wildlife making it a predatory fish. The Zander fish is a popular game fish and is consumed frequently. It can reach 44 pounds with an average length of 16-32...

Colorado Squawfish, Ptychocheilus lucius
2013-01-12 06:47:45

Formally known as the Colorado squawfish, this freshwater species is now called the Colorado pikeminnow. This fish was native to Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as portions of Mexico, but with the natural habitat changed by the damming of rivers and streams, this fish is now restricted to the Colorado Basin. Limited numbers of the Colorado squawfish still remain in the following rivers: Green, Gunnison, White, San Juan and Yampa; additionally it...

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2007-06-24 17:45:09

The Muskellunge or Muskie or Musky (Esox masquinongy) are large, relatively rare freshwater fish of North America. They are the largest member of the pike family, Esocidae. The name muskellunge comes from the Ojibwe word maashkinoozhe, meaning "ugly pike," by way of French masque allongé (modified from the Ojibwe word by folk etymology), "long mask." Overview Muskellunge are found in the Great Lakes region north to Canada, the St. Lawrence River, Hudson Bay, and in the Upper...

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2007-06-24 17:40:07

The Northern pike, Esox lucius, is a carnivorous fish of brackish and freshwaters of the northern hemisphere. It is also known by the somewhat misleading folk-name, "water wolf". Geographic distribution E. lucius is found throughout the northern hemisphere, including Russia, Europe, the British Isles, and North America. Within North America, there are Northern pike populations in eastern New York, northern New England, most of Canada (though pike are rare in British Columbia),...

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2005-06-09 13:06:35

The Northern Pike (Esox lucius) is a carnivorous fish found in brackish and freshwaters throughout the northern hemisphere. It eats mainly fish, but water voles and ducklings are also known to fall prey to pikes. Moreover, it is a cannibal. This trait serves in maintaining a stability in the pike population. Young pike have been photographed eating pike of a similar size. Pike grow to a relatively large size: lengths of 150 cm and weight of 25 kg are not unheard of. The pike generally...

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