Northern pike

northern pike

This voracious predator is common throughout Minnesota and one of the easiest fish to catch because it so willingly bites lures or bait.

A northern pike

Zone defense

Too many small pike cause problems for perch and panfish. Three-zone management beginning in spring 2018 aims to fix that.
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Angler holding a fish

Going fishing?

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Fish being properly released after being caught

A helping hand

Fish populations don't grow as fast as demand. Practice some natural recycling on your next trip.
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