Northern Pike

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Northern Pike

Description

Northern Pike (Esox lucius), is a species of carnivorous fish of the genus Esox (the pikes). Found in Europe and North America, the Northern Pike usually has a greyish-green body with light-yellow oval dots and no scales on the lower half of the gill cover. Pike grow to a relatively large size: lengths of up to 150 cm (59 in) and weights of 25 kg (55 lb). But the average length is about 100 cm (39 in) and average weight is 8 kg (17.5 lb). Northern pikes prefer to stay in heavy cover, waiting to ambush its unsuspecting prey.

Average weight (lb.) 5.50
(kg.) 2.50
Maximum weight (lb.) ≈ 26.50
(kg.) ≈ 12.00

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