northern pike

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northern pike

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north′ern pike′

a pike, Esox lucius, of North American and Eurasian waters, valued as a game fish.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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Noun1.northern pike - voracious piscivorous pike of waters of northern hemispherenorthern pike - voracious piscivorous pike of waters of northern hemisphere
pike - any of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere
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I managed to catch and release a 38-inch northern pike, and we caught countless walleyes.
The present study validates the aging method for larval northern pike (Esox lucius), a species of significant importance for both commercial and recreational fisheries and having a wide circumpolar distribution (i.e., in North America and Europe) (Craig, 2008).
Program partners met recently with local officials and sport fishing interests to discuss options to eliminate the escape of northern pike and smallmouth bass from the Elkhead Reservoir in the Yampa River drainage.
The most abundant freshwater piscivorous fish in Europe are northern pike, Esox lucius, European catfish, Silurus glanis, pikeperch, Sander lucioperca, and Eurasian perch, Perca fuviatilis (Kottelat & Freyhof 2007).
It's too bad none of them dealt with the time a Zippo turned up in the belly of a great northern pike. The astonished fisherman pulled the lighter out.
The autumnal menu designed by Ari Ruoho, Head Chef at Nokka, draws its inspiration from the harvest season and includes Jerusalem artichoke, northern pike eggs and pumpkin soup.
She was interested in understanding how invasive rainbow smelt were affecting the ecology of lakes and mercury levels in predatory fish, such as lake trout, walleye and northern pike. Swanson found that the invasion caused changes in food web structure, which had unexpected consequences for mercury levels.
Whether they share a common ancestor with the saltwater barracuda, or not, is up for debate, but chain pickerel are closely related to the northern pike and muskellunge, prime targets for anglers who live up in the frozen north of the United States and into Canada.
He also marveled at a pair of "pike boots" made from the dried skin of the Northern Pike fish.
This article present results of a study of historical genetic changes in a natural population of northern pike, Esoxlucius.
Warm-water fisheries project leader Richard Hartley advises that northern pike fry and fingerlings may be available from the Garden State's hatchery.
Notable catches of other eligible species include a 42-inch common carp caught and released from Keuka Lake in Yates County, a 42-inch northern pike caught and released from the Allegheny River in Cattaraugus County, and a 12 lb.

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