Pike, northern (Esox lucius)

(Linnaeus, 1758); ESOCIDAE FAMILY; also called great northern pike, great northern pickerel, jack, jackfish
This is a holarctic species, meaning that it occurs around the world in northern, or Arctic waters. In North America it is found in the Atlantic, Arctic, Pacific, Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins from Labrador to Alaska and south to Pennsylvania, Missouri and Nebraska, USA. In Northern Eurasia pike are found from France to eastern Siberia and south to northern Italy.
Like the muskellunge, Esox masquinongy, and the pickerels, E. niger and E. americanus, it is a long, sleek, pr... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
25.00 kg (55 lb 1 oz)
Lake of Grefeern, Germany
16-Oct-1986
 

All-Tackle (Length) World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
120.0 cm
Nimwegan, Netherlands
01-Oct-2013
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
10.85 kg (23 lb 15 oz)
Innoko River, Alaska, USA
10-Aug-1990
M-02 kg (4 lb)
12.56 kg (27 lb 11 oz)
Great Slave Lake, Canada
16-Jun-2017
M-03 kg (6 lb)
16.24 kg (35 lb 12 oz)
Reslegylet, Karlshamn, Sweden
19-Sep-1998
M-04 kg (8 lb)
19.60 kg (43 lb 3 oz)
Ascona, Lago Maggiore, Switzerland
10-Dec-1990
M-06 kg (12 lb)
21.45 kg (47 lb 4 oz)
Lodde, Sweden
28-Jan-1989
M-08 kg (16 lb)
18.05 kg (39 lb 12 oz)
Tenhultasjon, Sweden
01-Nov-1990
M-10 kg (20 lb)
18.10 kg (39 lb 14 oz)
Osthammar, Sweden
20-Nov-1993
M-15 kg (30 lb)
15.64 kg (34 lb 8 oz)
Yukon, Alaska, USA
10-Aug-1991
M-24 kg (50 lb)
14.74 kg (32 lb 8 oz)
Gator Lake, Alaska, USA
01-Aug-1995
W-01 kg (2 lb)
6.01 kg (13 lb 4 oz)
Lake Albert, South Dakota, USA
17-Apr-2016
W-02 kg (4 lb)
5.90 kg (13 lb 0 oz)
Lake Albert, South Dakota, USA
30-May-2016
W-03 kg (6 lb)
7.26 kg (16 lb 0 oz)
Gangler's Lodge, Manitoba, Canada
29-Jun-2016
W-04 kg (8 lb)
9.38 kg (20 lb 11 oz)
Great Slave Lake, N.W.T., Canada
03-Jun-2016
W-06 kg (12 lb)
10.49 kg (23 lb 2 oz)
Great Slave Lake, N.W.T., Canada
04-Jun-2017
W-08 kg (16 lb)
8.16 kg (18 lb 0 oz)
Great Slave Lake, N.W.T., Canada
03-Jun-2016
W-10 kg (20 lb)
8.65 kg (19 lb 1 oz)
Holitna River, Alaska, USA
30-Jul-2019
W-15 kg (30 lb)
9.64 kg (21 lb 4 oz)
Holitna River, Alaska, USA
31-Jul-2019
W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
10.97 kg (24 lb 3 oz)
Brabant Island, Northwest Territories, Canada
31-Jul-1985
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
12.24 kg (27 lb 0 oz)
Innoko River, Alaska, USA
07-Aug-1996
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
13.15 kg (29 lb 0 oz)
Lac La Martre, Northwest Territories, Canada
24-Jun-2001
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
12.47 kg (27 lb 8 oz)
Lac La Martre, Northwest Territories, Canada
17-Jul-2015
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
15.19 kg (33 lb 8 oz)
Nejanilini Lake, Manitoba, Canada
14-Jul-1994
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
16.33 kg (36 lb 0 oz)
Lake of Annone, Lecco, Italy
19-Jun-2010
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
19.50 kg (43 lb 0 oz)
Centro Cadore Lake, Italy
05-Aug-2020
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
7.12 kg (15 lb 11 oz)
Holitna River, AK, USA
23-Jul-2020
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
4.71 kg (10 lb 6 oz)
Wollaston Lake, Canada
23-Jul-2019
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
7.77 kg (17 lb 2 oz)
Wollaston Lake, Canada
20-Jul-2019
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
8.73 kg (19 lb 4 oz)
Holitna River, AK, USA
23-Jul-2020
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
8.02 kg (17 lb 11 oz)
Holitna River, AK, USA
23-Jul-2020
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
8.65 kg (19 lb 1 oz)
Holitna River, AK, USA
23-Jul-2020
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
10.43 kg (23 lb 0 oz)
Wollaston Lake, Canada
21-Jul-2019
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
11.33 kg (25 lb 0 oz)
Baril Lake, Ontario, Canada
23-Jun-2006
F-Smallfry
7.60 kg (16 lb 12 oz)
Lough Mask, Ballingrobe, Ireland
01-Aug-1999
M-Junior
14.20 kg (31 lb 5 oz)
Dore Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
04-Jun-2013
M-Smallfry
10.21 kg (22 lb 8 oz)
William's Fork Reservoir, Colorado, USA
25-Jun-2008

Fishing World Records

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