One of the most abundant and common sportfish in Ontario the mighty Northern Pike is a favorite among most anglers. Powerful, fast and streamlined, pike will demolish a lure and head for the weeds. Noted for their great fight its not hard to see why pike rank among the top 3 Ontario gamefish.
Pike weighing in at 30lbs or more are common in most northern areas of the province and 3-7 pounders are caught on a consistent basis by many fishermen. The Ontario record for Northern Pike is reported at 42.2 lbs.
A pikes favorite habitat is around lily pads and weeds where its colour makes for great camo while ambushing smaller fish and prey.
Fall/Autumn is the premier time for pike fishing in Ontario, not just for solid pike landings but for the sheer beauty of the landscape.
Check our Featured Fish section for the best lures to use for landing the 'northern wolf'.
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