The Ultimate Pike Locations Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • choppy
  • warm
  • chilly

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?

  • backward
  • forward
  • downward

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?

  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Greenland

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
  • river pike
  • lake pike

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
  • the seasons
  • the tides

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?

  • Lough Ree
  • Lough Sheelin
  • Lough Erne

Does Ireland allow you to use live fish as bait?

  • yes
  • no
  • there are no regulations either way

If you want to do ice fishing, how thick should the ice be?

  • at least 4 inches (10 centimeters) thick
  • no more than 4 inches (10 centimeters) thick
  • at least 8 inches (20 centimeters) thick