northern pike

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Walleyes and northern pike may be concentrated in shallow water and offer great action for anglers. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Wisconsin fishing opener to offer soft and hard water options," 2 May 2018 The rest of the fish community includes muskellunge, northern pike, white sucker, brown bullhead, yellow perch, spot-tail shiner, Johnny darter and a handful of other small species. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Can the walleye population rebound in McDermott Lake if bass and panfish are reduced?," 30 June 2018 More than a dozen cool-water species such as walleye and northern pike were associated with bays and tributaries. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lake herring restoration is being considered for Lake Michigan," 3 Jan. 2018 Our catch included several dozen perch, a dozen walleyes and two northern pike. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Devils Lake yellow perch fulfill jumbo dreams of Wisconsin anglers," 27 Jan. 2018 The lake has a daily bag limit of 20 perch, five walleye and five northern pike. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Devils Lake yellow perch fulfill jumbo dreams of Wisconsin anglers," 27 Jan. 2018 The purchase included Monster Lake, where Walter Klenzak, of Kankakee, caught the still-reigning state record 26-pound, 15-ounce northern pike on Nov. 9, 1989. Robert Themer, The Seattle Times, "EXCHANGE: Natural resources official ends long career," 9 Feb. 2018 The top three catches of largemouth bass, bluegill, northern pike and crappie will receive gift cards of $125, $100 and $75 to local sporting goods stores. Joy Davis, Aurora Beacon-News, "Second City performing holiday show in Aurora," 21 Dec. 2017 Little Muskego has a healthy, diverse population of fish, according to Heussner, including largemouth bass, northern pike and several panfish species, all of which naturally reproduce. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Amid drawdown, fishery closure proposed for Little Muskego Lake," 11 Oct. 2017

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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