The agressive pike

Accessibility and chances to catch it

Also known as

Northern pike

Where to find it

St. Lawrence River, lakes

Why anglers like it

  • It is a powerful and very agressive opponent
  • It is the perfect challenge for thrill-seekers
  • Its fresh meat is excellent

Pro tips and tricks

Suggestion du chef

Quenelles de brochet  (in French only)

How to recognize it

  • Average length: 50 to 75 cm.
  • Its body is dark (greenish to almost brown or dark grey) with lighter spots. There are little golden spots on the tips of its scales. Fins have black spots on them.
  • It has a large mouth with big sharp teeth (the pike is a fearsome carnivore).
  • It has large eyes on top of its long head.
  • Its lower jaw is slightly longer than its snout.
  • Consult the detailed fact sheet (in French only).

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