Things to note when fishing for pike

1. The fishing tackle for pike must be strong and strong.
2. The fishing rod should be a reinforced rod that is harder than the other one. The hook should be a large hook with hard texture and wide hook bend.
3. When fishing for pike with a hand pole, try to throw the hook as far as possible. In very shallow swamps, move the rod slowly to pull the bait while attracting the fish's attention.
4. When fishing for pike, do not sink the hook to the bottom. You can choose a float with greater buoyancy to allow the bait fish to hang in the upper and middle layers of the water, but be careful to keep the bait fish alive and swimming.
5. It is best to use a throwing rod to catch pike. Instead of casting the bait farther, it uses a casting rod and reel combination that utilizes a pull mechanism to glide the fish through.
6. Don’t try to control the fish with your bare hands. Barracuda's teeth are very sharp and you will soon realize your mistake.
7. Barracuda rarely "washes its gills" before landing, but it stirs up a lot after emerging from the water. Therefore, when controlling fish, you need to be careful not to pick bait with bare hands, otherwise you will be directly hooked by the three hook like me.
8. The lower jaw of pike is very thin, so it is best not to choose a metal fish controller, which will cause greater damage to the fish. It is recommended not to go ashore for fishing. Picking bait in the water is better for the fish and safer for you;
9. When fishing for pike or bait in winter, you still need to keep your brain warm.

The pike is a ferocious cold-water predatory fish, and it is also a favorite fish species among lure fishermen. The pike is at the top of the food chain in the waters. Its food includes aquatic creatures, reptiles, and waterfowl. . As long as it can swallow it, it will attack.

Pike like shade and often move in nearshore waters with steep rocks, reeds and tree roots. Whether in lakes or rivers, pike are most willing to lurk in aquatic grass areas not far from the shore.

【Morphological characteristics】

The body of the pike is slender, slightly flattened laterally, and the tail peduncle is short. The head is pointed and the snout is particularly long and flat, like a duck's bill. The cleft of the mouth is extremely wide, and the corners of the mouth extend backward up to half the length of the head. The teeth are well developed, with tapered sharp teeth of different sizes on the upper and lower jaws, vomer, ethmoid and tongue. Its teeth are unique. The upper jaw teeth can extend and are connected by ligaments. These sharp teeth can hang captured animals, and sometimes uneaten food can be hung on the teeth for later use. The scales are small and the lateral lines are not obvious. The dorsal fin is located later, close to the caudal fin, opposite the anal fin, and the pectoral and pelvic fins are smaller. The back and sides of the body are gray-green or green-brown, scattered with many black spots, the abdomen is gray-white, the dorsal fin, anal fin, and tail fin also have many small black spots, and the rest are gray-white.

【Life habits】

The pike is ferocious and cruel, moves extremely fast and agile, and can swim more than 8 kilometers per hour. Pike are not only extremely ferocious, but also very cunning. This is related to its lateral line structure. The lateral line of a pike is actually a row of scales with longitudinal grooves. It can not only function as a vibration sensing point of the ordinary lateral line, but also function as a chemical sensing point. At the same time, pike also have extremely sensitive vision, which allows pike to sense the arrival of prey very quickly. It usually lives in slow-flowing river branches, lakes and reservoirs in colder areas. It likes to swim in wide water surfaces and often appears in coastal areas covered with aquatic plants, attacking other fish with its vigorous movements. Juveniles are docile and often live in groups, while adults live alone. It has an obvious migration pattern. After thawing in spring, it swims to the coastal areas of upstream river mouths or enters small river mouths and swamps to spawn. After spawning, they disperse and fatten, and in winter they enter deep waters of large rivers to overwinter. Pike feed on fish and have a large appetite. They continue to eat strongly in winter, especially after reproduction. They usually hunt for food in the early morning or evening. They do not swim at other times, but sit down to rest and slowly digest the food they have swallowed. Pike are extremely cunning when hunting. Whenever a pike sees a small animal swimming over, it will play tricks to muddy the water with its thick tail fins, hide itself, and stare at the small animal swimming by without moving. When it reaches a certain distance, it will suddenly bite it, and then After three times, five times and two times, most of the small animal is eaten, and the remaining part is hung on the teeth to be eaten next time. Stop feeding during the breeding season. Generally, fish reach sexual maturity in 3-4 winter years. The reproductive period is from April to early June. The water temperature is 3-6°C. They spawn in places with aquatic plants at a water depth of 0.5-1.0 meters. The peak spawning is 1 week. During the reproductive season, when waves rise in the still water, it symbolizes the arrival of the female pike. Female pike are much more ferocious than male pike. Unless they are in the reproductive stage, male fish will not dare to approach the female fish. At this time, the female fish swims very fast and irregularly. After swimming fiercely, she enters a place with overgrown weeds and remains motionless, waiting for the arrival of the male fish. Then the male fish cautiously swims toward the female. At this time, the female fish will drive away the male fish that she dislikes, and the remaining male fish will surround the female fish. The female pike swims in front with great excitement, and the male pike chases behind. At this time, the male fish will continue to circle, fight, and kill together, and then chase the female fish that has swam away. When the female pike starts to get tired, she stays in the grass and starts flipping over and over, increasing the speed of the flipping. At this time, the male fish approaches the female fish, rolls with her, sometimes jumps up, and butts the female fish with his body. After about 15 minutes, the male fish began to ejaculate, and then the female fish also ovulated. When the female fish was about to finish laying eggs, one by one the male fish hurriedly fled to avoid being bitten by the female fish. Although the female fish were quite tired, they still showed their greed and ferocity and began to eat the eggs they laid and the male fish that could not escape. Pike grows fast and has a long life. Some people have found individuals weighing 30-35 kilograms and reaching the age of 70. The oldest fish in the world is a pike, which is 267 years old.

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