By Sydney Young
FWP Game Warden 

Field Notes Pike project underway - Angler reports vital!

Field Notes


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FWP Game Warden Sydney Young 406-210-1299 •

The northern pike (Esox Lucius) is at the top of the food chain in many of Montana's rivers and lakes. This adaptable species was first observed in Lindsay Reservoir (Dawson County, Montana) in 1950, but has since expanded its range. This spring, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists started tagging pike in the Missoula area to help better understand their movements.

The expansion and survival of northern pike is largely due to their voracious appetite-they'll eat anything that will fit in their mouth, with few exceptions. Illegal introductions of northern pike are attributed to lar...

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