26 facts about Northern pike

Northern pike
21.The process of reproduction is tied to the water temperature. When it exceeds 9 °C (48 °F), the fish are ready to reproduce.
They lay a large number of eggs since only a few representatives of this species have the opportunity to live to adulthood. The fertilized eggs stop developing when the water temperature drops below 6 °C (43 °F).
22.The mortality of fry is affected by high iron concentration and large temperature fluctuations.
Most litters usually grow up in clear and stable waters.
23.Their life span is between 10 and 15 years.
However, some individuals live up to 25 years. In food-poor environments, pike life expectancy decreases dramatically due to widespread cannibalism.
24.The population of the pike has declined in recent years globally.
This is influenced by poaching, hobby fishing and inadequate fisheries policy. Factors limiting reproduction also include water pollution and a decrease in available spawning areas.
25.The world record pike caught so far is 140 cm long.
Petar Filipov is an angler from Bulgaria who caught what appears to be the largest (but not heaviest) documented pike at 25.3 kg (55 lb 12.4 oz).
26.It is a very popular fish among anglers, who appreciate it for its strength and aggressiveness.
Fishing for pike is usually done with a dead fish lure or spinning/trolling. Catching a large specimen is the dream of almost every angler. The rod for catching bigger pikes should be durable and the line diameter should be at least 0.25 mm.

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Northern pike
26 facts about Northern pike

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