What Do Northern Pike Eat?

by Excellent Adventures

If you have ever considered a trip to a remote Fly in Fishing area in Northwestern Ontario, you might wonder; what do Northern Pike eat?

Northern Pike are at the top of the food chain in most lakes and they just about eat anything. Walleyes, Chubs, Perch, Bass, Shiners, Frogs, Snakes, Birds, Bugs and other Pike are all on there menu.

Once the northern have completed spawning the large female pike can be spotted cruising the shallows searching. The larger northern pike will even attack and eat smaller pike up to half the length of themselves.

Smallmouth bass that are defending their beds are an easy meal for a northern pike this time of year.

The reason you want to know what do Northern Pike eat, is so that you can present them with the best northern pike tackle that best matches the bait fish they eat in the local lake. That is how you can be sure you will catch lots of pike on your fly in fishing trip!

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