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I was born and raise in northern WI (live SE MN now) and I was just wondering how far south can you get and still catch Northern

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  • I was born and raise in northern WI (live SE MN now) and I was just wondering how far south can you get and still catch Northern

    I was born and raise in northern WI (live SE MN now) and I was just wondering how far south can you get and still catch Northern Pike? Also why are they call Northern Pike if you can catch them more south?

  • #2
    because there are more up north.

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    • #3
      Caught 4 of them last night in southern NJ. They must tear up the bass because i was bass fishing and caught zero.

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      • #4
        In many places they have become a nuisance species. There got introduced (by accident, or by someone who didn't know better) into lots of reservoirs in CA where trout were the the dominant species and they decimated the trout population. Now the F&W agencies routinely kill off the entire lake/resevoirs (with a chemical, rotenone) and then attempt to restock with trout. This very seldom works. Anyway, what I was getting at was that they are native to the northern regions and due to the activity of man they have been moving more south into just about any waterbody that is cool enough for them to survive and has enough prey.

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        • #5
          They are opposite of bass for the main part. The further north usually the bigger they get.

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          • #6
            State record in Arkansas is 16lb. 1oz. He was caught in 1973 where I crappie fish.

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            • #7
              Agreed with matouse3 and + 1 for you sir!!!

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