Northern Pike can be found statewide in lakes, rivers, streams, impoundments and ponds. They are an ambush predator often found in vegetation or submerged trees and feed on fish, insects, crustaceans, birds and small mammals.
Northern Pike are a slender, torpedo-shaped fish with a “duckbill” shaped snout filled with sharp teeth. Their cheeks are fully scaled with five or fewer sensory pores on the lower jaw. Their body has light markings on a dark background.
NE/SD Border Waters: 3
38 inches (released fish only)