Indiana Pike Fishing
If you ever think you are using too big of a bait for pike, don't! Pike
will often eat other fish that are a 1/3 to 1/2 their own size.
Esox masquinongy), Northern Pike (Esox lucius), and Indianhave the
Muskie the Redfin Pickerel (). The one specie that we do not Esox
have is the Chain Pickerel (Esox niger). There is a silver pike that is
found randomly in the pike range.
The pike do not build nests, they randomly scatter their eggs and then
abandon them. Once the fry reach about a month old, they will start
to eat each other. This holds true throughout their life as anyone who
has fished in good pike waters can attest to. Often times when
catching a smaller pike, a bigger pike will grab it as it struggles to free
itself from the hook.
The fish spawn just after ice out when the water temperature that
they usually spawn in is around 40 degrees. They can live up to 25
years of age, so these fish have the capabilities to get huge!