Pike Fishing in Ontario
If you’re looking to go pike fishing, Ontario is the place to be. This beautiful province has the most diverse fishing on the continent, as well as some of the biggest recorded fish.
The heaviest pike caught on record hailed from Germany and weighed an astounding 68lbs!
Pike can be found in both freshwater and brackish water in the northern hemisphere. Due to its length and angular head, this fish gets its name from the Middle English word for pointed, pike. Its genus name, Esox, comes from the Greek word for ‘big fish’.
The pike we see in Canada are usually an olive green colour, with some yellow and white on their bellies. They can also be distinguished by the large sensory pores on their heads and on the bottom of their jaws.