Fishing for Northern pike

Esox lucius
441K logged catches • 2.2M followers

The pike spend most of their time lurking in the grass or weedline, waiting for their next pray. They are known to strike with explosive force and they'll go for any medium to large size lure. In general: bigger pikes prefers bigger baits. Handle with caution as they have razor shap teeth. A strong leader is recommended.

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast


Water type

Freshwater / Mixed

Common depth

1 ft - 98 ft

Common length

16 in

Maximum age

30 years

IUCN Status

Least concern

Threat to humans

Potential pest

Source: Fishbase

Top Baits

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