Latest Northern pike Stories

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...

2008-09-25 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...

2008-08-24 22:57:26

By Bob Frye High Point Lake is the kind of place you fish only if you really mean to. Located near Mt. Davis -- the highest point in Pennsylvania -- in the mountains of Somerset County, it's far off the beaten path. Still, it gets considerable fishing pressure from anglers all across southwestern Pennsylvania. If there's one problem with the 338-acre lake, though, it's been the sometimes carpet-like cover of vegetation within it. "The weeds are really bad there," said Scott Gates of...

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...

2008-07-16 09:00:45

WASKISH, Minn. _ Walleye action was beginning to slow from the torrid pace anglers had experienced since the May 10 fishing opener, but Upper Red Lake still was kicking out fish at a pretty good clip for late June, Tyler Brasel said. That would turn out to be an understatement. A fishing guide on Upper Red Lake, Brasel, 22, would rank among the most fanatical anglers in northern Minnesota if such a category existed. He and his parents, Steve and Tammy Brasel, pulled stakes from their home...

2008-07-10 12:00:38

By Ray Grass Deseret News The tiger muskie at Pineview Reservoir have become quite a catch in recent years. Under a new emergency regulation put in place yesterday, all muskie caught will have to be released. The new regulation calls for the catch-and-release of all muskie caught in Pineview. The latest record catch there was a 52-inch muskie, which, had it been kept and mounted, very likely would have been a state record. The latest catch and release, said Craig Schaugaard, regional...

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....

2007-05-22 19:20:51

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A deadly, fast-spreading aquatic virus is reaching epidemic proportions in New York's two Great Lakes and has already spread into the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York, a Cornell University fisheries expert said Tuesday. The viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus - or VHS - has now been identified in 19 species in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, including muskellunge, New York's No. 2 sport fish, said Paul Bowser, a professor of aquatic animal medicine in the College of...

2007-04-08 09:00:14

By Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Apr. 8--Conservative fishing regulations have helped maintain Reed Lake in northern Manitoba as one of western Canada's top drive-to destinations for northern pike, lake trout and walleyes. Anglers can keep two walleyes, none over 22 inches; one lake trout, none over 26 inches; and two pike, none longer than 30 inches. Reed is a big lake, spanning about 14 miles from east to west and 12 miles from north to south. The Grass River flows into Reed...

Latest Northern pike Reference Libraries

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...

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),...

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...

2005-06-02 11:55:51

Muskellunge, or muskie (Esox masquinongy), is a large, relatively rare freshwater fish of North America. They are the largest member of the pike family, Esocidae and their native range includes the St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes, Hudson Bay and Mississippi River basins. The name muskellunge is thought to be a corruption of the Ojibwa words maskinonge meaning "ugly fish" and lunge meaning "lake trout." Another possible etymology stems from maggue allongee, the name given to the fish by...

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