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NORTHERN PIKE

Northern Pike

The Pike, or Northern Pike is a freshwater fish of the northern hemisphere that has a long snout and can grow to over 4 feet long.

Northern Pike have a duck bill shaped long snout that is lined with sharp canine type teeth. Large pike have been known to eat ducklings, and even small muskrats. They can live for more than 20 years.

The Northern Pike (Esox lucius) was designated as the Official Fish of North Dakota in 1969.

The largest northern pike weighed over 55 pounds and was caught in Germany on October 16, 1986.

 

 

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