northern pike


Examples of northern pike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The North American record for northern pike is held by Peter Dubuc, who caught a 46.13 pounder in 1940 while fishing in the Great Sacandaga Lake in New York. Paul Richards, Field & Stream, 27 Mar. 2023 That would be the chain pickerel, a smaller cousin to the northern pike that inhabits many of our regional waters and is very prevalent on Eastern Shore rivers and mill ponds, along with a host of Virginia and Pennsylvania waters. Anthony Maluso, Baltimore Sun, 28 Jan. 2024 Walleye fishing has been tough at times, but anglers are finding northern pike by trolling crankbaits. Star Tribune, 27 May 2021 The Jitterbug is effective for bass, northern pike, and even muskie. Mark Modoski, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 Starting this year, the DNR is adding a second layer to its muskie research with a parallel project that will estimate populations in three lakes that muskies share with walleyes, northern pike and bass. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, 24 June 2021 Anglers have used it to catch largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, speckeld trout, redfish, and white bass, among many other species. Mark Modoski, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 With so much territory and so few anglers, your chances of landing some of the lake’s trophy-size lake trout, walleye, or northern pike are great. Outside Online, 6 Mar. 2023 Cool water fish such as walleyes, northern pike and muskies can suffer in warming lake and river water, said DNR fisheries chief Brad Parsons, and each is vulnerable to post-release mortality if caught by anglers. Star Tribune, 8 July 2021

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First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of northern pike was in 1856

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“Northern pike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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