Welcome to Apex Fishing Tips, this section of our website is dedicated to northern pike fishing. On this web page you'll learn all about northern pike and pike fishing. Anglers of every skill level will be able to use this information when their fishing for northern pike. Our northern pike fishing tips, tricks and tactics will help you catch bigger pike, in larger quantities, more often.
Below you'll find 8 pike fishing tips that will be useful at improving your chances of catching northern pike. Anglers, regardless of their skill and experience, will be able to use our fishing tips to catch more northern pike. If you would like to share some northern pike fishing tips or tactics will your fellow anglers, please contact us and share them.
In addition to 8 northern pike fishing tips we're going to teach you all about the northern pike. We've also listed below the current all-tackle world fishing record, both weight and length, for a northern pike. At the bottom of this web page you'll find more resources on northern pike fishing and some fun photos of pike caught by other anglers.
Northern pike (Esox lucius), sometimes just called pike, is a popular game fish among anglers. The average adult northern pike can reach a length between 16 and 22 inches. They're an ambush predator and can be found in many different bodies of freshwater in the Northern Hemisphere. Pike normally have an oil green body, but yellowish-white spots along their elongated body.
Northern pike are commonly confused with muskies, but there are two easy ways to tell the two apart. Northern pike have rounded tail tips, while muskie tail is pointed. Northern pike have light spots along their body, while muskies have dark stripes. A wide variety of fish and frogs are the typical diet of a northern pike. They have been recorded attacking small mammals and birds.
The below International Game Fish Association (IGFA) northern pike world fishing records are up to date as of 2019.
A picture of a northern pike (E. lucius) caught on a ice fishing trip.
(Credit: Larry Reis / Flickr)
A picture of a 28" northern pike (E. lucius) caught on a fishing trip.
(Credit: bwj_isu91 / Flickr)
A close-up picture of the teeth of a northern pike (E. lucius).
(Credit: Mike Nielsen / Flickr)