The Ultimate Pike Fishing Quiz

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By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Pike are big aggressive fish found all around the world. After you take this quiz you'll have a better idea how to catch them.

What are holarctic fish?

It means the fish are found all around the world in the freshwaters of most northern and arctic regions.

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If an angler tells you he has caught a northern, what does he refer to?

He has caught a pike, since in the U.S. they are often called northern pike or just "northern."

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What size can pike commonly reach in larger lakes and rivers?

They can reach 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms).

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What are the eating habits of pike in spring?

They will eat almost anything around them.

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Is there any drawback to using live bait?

It is illegal in some places to fish with live bait.

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How do you determine the size of bait to use?

Match the bait size to the expected size of the fish you are going after.

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Why do some anglers use two hooks in a single bait?

Pike often grab the prey in the middle and after a while spit it out and swallow it head first.

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How do you ensure hooking a pike?

Wait for the line to go in a second time before pulling to set the hook.

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Is live bait the only way to catch big pike?

Pike are scavengers as well as predators and will go for anything that resembles food living or dead.

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What can you do if live bait makes you squeamish?

You can use artificial bait.

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Where will you find the pike?

They are attracted to calm highly vegetated areas with plenty of food.

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What is one of the most effective lures for pike fishing?

A spoon lure is probably the most effective lure.

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How does it work?

The spoon shape causes it to wobble in the water, resembling the motion of a swimming fish.

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When should you cast your lure?

Cast before the target area so the ripples from the entry do not spook the pike.

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In the summer where will you usually find the pike?

In the summer they prefer the deeper cooler waters.

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Why should you vary the speed that you troll?

Varying the speed of the troll affects the amount of wobbling of the lure making it more interesting.

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Which is the more difficult technique of fishing?

Fly fishing requires more practice and skill than other types of fishing.

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What is the secret of successful fly fishing?

Fly fishing relies on casting technique to make a good catch.

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What type of water is fly fishing designed for?

Fly fishing is designed for shallow water fishing

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How does the fly attract the pike?

The rapid motion and bright colors trigger an aggressive response, almost ensuring the pike will strike.

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