Pike fishing is possible all around the world, in countries ranging from Russia to Canada, Ireland to Sweden, Finland to the United States. Accordingly, many seasons are suitable for pike fishing. To get the lowdown on great pike fishing locations and seasons, take this quiz.
What sort of waters are home to northern pike?
What makes pike fishing so satisfying?
They love being caught.
They'll bite on almost anything.
They are slow to attack.
In which direction do pike teeth point?
Why are pike called "pike"?
because they have a pointed nose like a pike hill has a summit
because of the naturalist who discovered them, Dr. Steven Pike
because of their resemblance to a spear or pike
Which northern country has some of the best pike fishing?
Why is pike fishing so popular in Sweden?
because the coastal waters are shallow and extensive, providing a large reproduction area
because there are laws against commercial overfishing, so the pike population is stable
both of the above reasons
What can you see at the ancient fishing sites of Basto Fishing Camp?
pike tail trails
mounds of pike scales
pike skulls adorning trees
When do pike spawn?
usually in May
generally in August
most often in January
Which are larger, lake pike or river pike?
there's no discernible difference
When the summer is colder, where can you expect to find pike?
deep down beneath the surface
closer to the shore
far from the shore
If you want to fish in the Yukon, what do you need to do first?
map out the area
obtain a license
find out if pike are there during that season
What makes Ontario a good fishing spot?
Over 75 percent of first-time anglers catch pike there.
Migrating fish pass through there.
It has 15 percent of Earth's freshwater.
The largest pike on record weighed in at:
55 pounds (25 kilos)
65 pounds (29 kilos)
75 pounds (34 kilos)
Which of these affect pike feeding times?
the water clarity
Why do large numbers of young pike not make it to adulthood?
because they're likely to be eaten by predators or other pike
because many get sick in toxic waters
because the young ones often get tangled in seaweed
What percentage of pike eggs reach maturity?
fewer than 0.1 percent
fewer than 1 percent
fewer than 10 percent
Why are Ireland's lakes great for winter fishing?
because they are shallow enough for you to get through the thin ice
because they don't freeze over
neither of the above
Where is Ireland's annual Pike Fishing Classic held?
Does Ireland allow you to use live fish as bait?
there are no regulations either way
If you want to do ice fishing, how thick should the ice be?