Description of the Pike
The usual weight of full grown pike is about ten pounds, but it may be more or less in certain waters and in various parts of the range. Specimens of thirty pounds are some-times taken. The color is dark gray or greenish gray on the back, lighter on the sides, and silvery white on the under parts. The sides show many irregular oblong spots lighter than the ground color. The dorsal and anal fins and tail show dark or black blotches. As on all the pikes, the dorsal and anal fins are on a vertical line. The body is long and the head is about one-fourth of the length of the fish over all. The jaws are long and armed with sharp teeth, for the pike is very voracious and preys on all smaller fish.
Brooks, Lake. The Science of Fishing. Columbus, OH: A.R. Harding, 1912. Print.
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