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Northern Pike in Alberta (Esox Lucius)

Northern Pike

Northern Pike Identification

  1. olive green
  2. dark spots on the fins
  3. Long
  4. duck-like jaw
  5. lots of sharp teeth

Northern Pike Description

Northern Pike are one of the largest game fish in Alberta, and are mildly a part of the Alberta stock program. They are found in plenty throughout the province, and are popular amongst anglers.

Quick Facts About Northern Pike

  • Zones: ES1, ES2, ES3, ES4 | PP1, PP2 | NB1, NB2, NB3, NB4 | JSP, WTL, WDB
  • Diet: aggressive, other fish (including their own), insects, small birds/animals
  • Habitat: clear shallow water, weeds, all bodies of water
  • Breeding: spring
  • Alberta Record: 38lb
  • Life Span: 20 years