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Northern Pike Management

Northern pike are and will continue to be an important part of the Michigan’s aquatic environment. The challenge in pike management is satisfying a wide variety of objectives. Anglers and fisheries managers can work to obtain the seemingly different goals of emphasizing larger fish and providing table fare by varying harvest regulations according to lake potential. But above all environmental protection, especially for shoreline and spawning habitat, is critical to maintaining viable pike populations for present and future generations.