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#1 Guest_Sunfish catcher 321_*

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 02:08 PM

What are large norther pikes main diet or preferred food.

#2 Guest_Matt N_*

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:07 PM

There mine dite is live fish. In my experience in catching them creek cubs seem to be there favorit.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:10 PM

Thanks

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:23 PM

Mostly fishes, but leeches, crayfish and frogs are important forage for pikes depends on the season. In Aug, pikes will feeding on frogs heavily, especially when they emerged recently from the metamorphosis. In some lakes, pikes will feeding on leeches during late summer/early fall months. Pikes in the rivers, it seems that they loved crayfish and I always found the crayfish parts in the stomach contents after I caught the pikes for supper. In my experience its depend on what's most common forage in a specific lake. In some lakes where fathead minnows can be overabundant that even a monster pike can get fat on them solely. In some lakes that holds eelpout populations, pikes will feeding on YOY eelpouts in late summer when the YOY eelpouts are migrating from shallow parts to deeper parts. Some lakes that doesn't have enough soft rayed fishes so the pikes will focus on either sunfish (mostly smaller bluegills or orange spotted) or bullheads. Perch, smelt, ciscoes, shiners, chubs, suckers, shads and goldeye/mooneye are preferred diet for larger northerns.

#5 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:13 PM

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#6 littlen

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:09 PM

This might be the truest place to say, whatever fits in their mouth! (And often, an attempt at things that don't fit).

If I remember correctly, there might be a thread or two about someone getting a pike or pickerel trained to take pellets. Doable with a decent amount of patience.
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:30 PM

I have gotten grass pickerel to take frozen shrimp, but never pellets, and I tried.

#8 littlen

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:11 PM

Matt, did you try saying "please"?
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:24 PM

I can't tell you how many times. No dice.



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