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The Ecology of Northern Pike

Rodney B. Pierce

in Northern Pike: Ecology, Conservation, and Management History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679546
eISBN:
9781452947761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679546.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the ecology of northern pike including variability, habitat, reproduction, feeding, and other behaviors. The pike’s relatively low genetic variability compared to other fish ... More


Northern Pike: Ecology, Conservation, and Management History

Rodney B. Pierce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679546
eISBN:
9781452947761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679546.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The northern pike—sometimes affectionately known as the “aquatic wolf”—is one of the most sought after and mythologized fishes in Minnesota, but until now there have been few books devoted to the ... More


Conservation and Management of Northern Pike

Rodney B. Pierce

in Northern Pike: Ecology, Conservation, and Management History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679546
eISBN:
9781452947761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679546.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter outlines the history and development of northern pike conservation and management in Minnesota. Concerns about the small sizes of pike in many lakes with large pike populations first ... More


Sampling Northern Pike Populations

Rodney B. Pierce

in Northern Pike: Ecology, Conservation, and Management History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679546
eISBN:
9781452947761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679546.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the sampling tools used by researchers to study the northern pike populations of Minnesota. Experimental gill netting and trap netting have been the two principal techniques ... More


Closing Thoughts about PikeManagement in Minnesota

Rodney B. Pierce

in Northern Pike: Ecology, Conservation, and Management History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679546
eISBN:
9781452947761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679546.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This concluding chapter raises three questions concerning the future of northern pike management in Minnesota: (1) How will the state partition the use of pike resources among all the groups ... More


Recreational and Commercial Fishing

Rodney B. Pierce

in Northern Pike: Ecology, Conservation, and Management History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679546
eISBN:
9781452947761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679546.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the effects of fishing on northern pike populations. In lakes where pike have good access to spawning and nursery habitat, overfishing generally leads to higher densities of ... More


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