northern pike

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Recent Examples on the Web After a few minutes of fighting, an extremely large northern pike rose to the surface of the water. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, "Angler catches a massive northern pike in an Arizona lake. Here's what he did with it," 3 July 2020 These fish crush baitfish as aggressively as a northern pike, but other than a few locals fishing for the table, no one targets bigmouth sleeper. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "A Puerto Rican Fishing Road Trip for Silver Kings, Bigmouths, Mullet, and More," 27 May 2020 Sheepshead, catfish and even northern pike prowl those waters, as well. cleveland, "Lake Erie walleye catches outstanding; Brecksville dam removal should boost spawning in Cuyahoga River: Fishing Report," 28 May 2020 The state Department of Natural Resources has canceled this year’s egg-taking for walleye, northern pike, muskies and steelhead because of concerns over spreading the coronavirus. USA TODAY, "Bagpipe-blowing fire chief, Bruce Springsteen-Jon Bon Jovi benefit, chickens go to waste: News from around our 50 states," 15 Apr. 2020 Research also is ongoing on hatchery strays and invasive northern pike. Anchorage Daily News, "Seafood will get more attention in development of new U.S. dietary guidelines," 10 Sep. 2019 The Stillwater meeting also will include information about a proposal to remove a special regulation requiring the release of northern pike between 24 and 36 inches on Big Carnelian Lake in Washington County. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "Regulations may ease for bass and pike on four east metro lakes," 20 Sep. 2019 But Minnesota now has special catch-and-release state record categories for musky, northern pike, lake sturgeon and catfish. John Myers, Twin Cities, "Lake Vermilion monster musky is new MN catch-and-release record," 21 Oct. 2019 Some northern pike were reported caught on spinner baits and chatter baits around the southern end of Mosquito Reservoir. D'arcy Eagan, cleveland.com, "Lake Erie smallmouth bass biting around — where else? — the Bass Islands: Fishing Report for Sept. 13," 13 Sep. 2019

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Northern pike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northern%20pike. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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