The Muskellunge, Pike, and Pickerel
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The Muskellunge, Pike, and Pickerel

The Muskellunge, Pike, and Pickerel




      

The Muskellunge, Pike, and Pickerel


The Muskellunge, Pike, and Pickerel

Of the pike family (Esocidae) three members claim the attention of anglers, namely, the muskellunge, Esox masquinongy, the pike, Esox lucius, and the Eastern pickerel, Esox retkulatus. In England, pike fishing is far more popular than in America. Of the three fishes mentioned the muskellunge is the only one which receives the serious attention of the American angler, and even this fine game fish, owing to its somewhat restricted range, is well-known and regularly fished for by comparatively few anglers. Probably the most accessible place for the Eastern angler who wishes to have a try at the muskellunge is Chautauqua Lake in New York where the unspotted muskellunge, Esox ohiensis, is somewhat abundant.

Undoubtedly were it not for the black bass, a game fish unknown to the English angler, fishing for the various members of the pike family, particularly the muskellunge and Great Lakes pike, would be far more popular in this country and more seriously undertaken, quite as much so as in England. As a matter of fact, the muskellunge, of course, the pike, and even the pickerel are worthy of any angler's steel. But the extensive range of the large- and small-mouthed black bass, and their undoubted game qualities, to say nothing of the various species of brook trout, serve to relegate the pike and pickerel to the class of less-desirables, while the comparative scarcity and inaccessibility of good muskellunge waters tend to keep this fish—by many considered the gamest and the finest fish of American fresh-waters —in the background.

Although individually the most important members of the pike family differ greatly, treated collectively, their habits are much the same. All are shoal-water fishes, "using" principally in the weed beds along-shore and on the bars of lake or river; all are habitually and most destructively piscivorous, always seeking whom they may devour. Owing to the similarity of habits angling for muskellunge, pike, or pickerel differs intrinsically more in means than in ways—the methods employed are quite similar, the tackle varying to suit the occasion and the quarry.

Camp, Samuel Granger. The Fine Art of Fishing. New York: Outing Pub., 1911. Print.

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