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Species Identification

pike, northern
(Esox lucius)


(Linnaeus, 1758); ESOCIDAE FAMILY; also called great northern pike, great northern pickerel, jack, jackfish This is a holarctic species, meaning that it occurs around the world in northern, or Arctic waters. In North America it is found in the Atlantic, Arctic, Pacific, Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins from Labrador to Alaska and south to Pennsylvania, Missouri and Nebraska, USA. In Northern Eurasia pike are found from France to eastern Siberia and south to northern Italy. Like the muskellunge, Esox masquinongy, and the pickerels, E. niger and E. americanus, it is a long, sleek,...Read More
Record Details
AnglerLothar Louis
Weight of Fish 25.00 kg (55 lbs 1 oz)
Length of Fish 136 cm ( 53.5433070866142 in)
Girth of Fish 82 cm ( 32.2834645669291 in)
Location of CatchLake of Grefeern
Date of Catch10/16/1986
Type of RodCormoran
Type of ReelMitchell 4450
Type of LineUnyl
Line Size7.2 kg
Method of CatchCasting
Lure or Bait 

Species Location Germany