Northern Pike

Northern Pike
(also known as a pike, jackfish, northern)

Esox lucius

Size: The Northern pike can be as long as 70-120 cm and weigh up to 20 pounds.

Habitat: The Northern pike is found in freshwater lakes, rivers and streams in North America and Eurasia. They like areas with high vegetation so they can hide and eat prey.

Diet: The Northern pike mainly eats fish, frogs, birds, insects, and small mammals.

Native/ Non-native: Native to North America, Atlantic, Pacific, Mississippi River, Labrador to Alaska, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Nebraska.

Status: There are currently no major threats to the Northern pike.

Fun Fact: The average litter for the Northern pike is 100,000 and once the eggs are laid, neither male or female care for the eggs.